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Aldermen Approve Milford 375th Anniversary Committee

Milford to celebrate its 375th birthday in 2014.

Walnut Beach, Milford. Credit: Jason Baglet
Walnut Beach, Milford. Credit: Jason Baglet
This is a press release.

The Board of Aldermen formally approved Milford’s 375th Anniversary Committee at their meeting (this past) Monday night.

The Committee has been working for the past few months and is getting ready to flip the switch and move into 2014 with a great celebration.

The Committee’s officers are Chairman Robert Gregory, retired Director of Community Development; Vice Chairman Peter Smith, former State Representative and Vice Chairman of the 350th committee; Secretary Alberta Jagoe, who served as Milford’s Mayor for the 350th celebration; and Treasurer Robert Berchem, Principal and President of the Milford law firm of Berchem, Moses and Devlin.

Mayor Benjamin G. Blake who formed the group to organize the City’s 375th celebratory activities, shared “I am very pleased to see how much work this group has accomplished in a very short period of time. We are lucky to live in the greatest community in Connecticut. We are thankful that Peter Pruden and those first families settled along the Wepawaug River and Long Island Sound, and we are all looking forward to 2014 as a year of celebration.”

According to 375th Chairman, Bob Gregory, “We want to thank Mayor Blake for bringing this group of volunteers together to plan the celebration for our great community. After months of planning - and with the Board of Aldermen’s approval Monday night- we are now ready to start the 2014 Milford 375th Anniversary celebration.”

The committee is continuing to lock down specific dates and locations for some of their signature events, but Gregory reported that Milford’s celebration will include a Gala in early Spring, leading into Celebration Week beginning Monday, June 9 and ending with a parade on June 15.

Although Celebration Week will be the anniversary highlight - complete with fireworks and pomp - additional special events will take place throughout the year.

The First Church, the Milford Historical Society and many other community groups will host festivities that commemorat

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