Turf and Twig Re-Enactment a Big Success

Happy Birthday Milford - 375th Birthday Cake by Scratch Baking
Happy Birthday Milford - 375th Birthday Cake by Scratch Baking
On February 12th, Milford City Hall was packed with visitors filling the first floor and upper deck there to celebrate the 375th Birthday of Milford's founding and the retirement of citizen Richard Platt after many years of dedicated service as the City Historian.

Committee Chair Gregory opened the evening to lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Twig and Turf Re-enactment. Did anyone recognize Former Speaker of the House Jim Amann under one of those historic outfits?

The East Share Middle School Choir sang 'Milford, My Milford,' with string accompaniment by student violinists and retired Principal and Committee member Delores Hannon.

Mayor Ben Blake read a Proclamation written especially to honor retiring City Historian Richard Platt, followed by a resounding rendition of "Milford Poem Song' performed by enthusiastic Pumpkin Delight 3rd graders.

Committee members presented their reports and updates, and citizen Ronald Goldwyn presented several historic photos to the Committee. This was followed by a ceremonial cake, baked by Milford's own Scratch Baking, walked into the room ablaze with candles and the official 375th logo rendered atop in eatable ink.  After everyone joined in singing 'Happy Birthday" to Milford, Mayor Blake gave a heave ho, blew out the candles, and there was delicious cake for all.

All photos by Official 375th Photographer Jan Sexson of Sexson Photography. For more information in events, volunteering, participating in the June 15th Parade, visit www.milfordct375.org

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Milford Historical Society February 17, 2014 at 08:08 AM
After business concluded, members of the greater Milford historical community met informally at Indigo, a local tavern overlooking the harbor. People from the Milford 375th committee, Milford Historical Society members, Sanford-Bristol house owner Leslie Mills and publicity people including radio personality Brian Smith enjoyed sharing stories with each other
Jaimie Cura February 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Great photos - thanks so much for sharing them! Looks like the event was a lot of fun and that cake is beautiful!
Downtown Milford Business Association (DMBA) February 19, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Encouraging everyone to visit the 375th Anniversary Celebration website www.milfordct375.org and continue to visit often for regular updates and all vital information. There, you'll find the Parade Application, articles, events calendar, and other resources.


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