Inspired by the public Christmas tree that stands in Boston Common each December and the National Christmas Tree that has graced the Ellipse outside the White House since the Calvin Coolidge administration, Citizens for Milford purchased a nearly nine-feet tall Fraser fir tree and worked with town officials to have it planted in Draper Memorial Park. Installation of electrical access for holiday lights was coordinated by the Highway Department with donated services from O’Donnell Electric and Emerald Irrigation. Citizens for Milford also donated two large holiday wreaths and placed them on the base of the General William F. Draper statue.
Close to two hundred Milford residents of all ages—including Santa Claus—attended the First Annual Milford Christmas Tree Lighting, which Citizens for Milford hosted on December 4, 2015.
Citizens for Milford hopes that its donation and planting of the Milford Christmas Tree will serve as a symbol of peace and a gesture of good will to all Milford residents and visitors for generations to come.
Citizens for Milford is sincerely grateful for the enthusiastic support, assistance, and donations received from the following town officials and businesses:
- Mike Bresciani, Parks Director, and the Milford Parks Commissioners.
- Scott Crisafulli, Highway Surveyor.
- Chuck Reneau, Tree Warden.
- O’Donnell Electric Company.
- Emerald Irrigation.
- Weston Nurseries.
- Panera Bread
- Dunkin’ Donuts