Anyone who has driven through Milford's historic district in winter knows that the town comes to life with thousands of lights along Broad and Harford Streets. What many don't know is that the trees sparkle thanks to the Milford Lions Club, whose members climb ladders and string these lights by hand throughout November to make the beloved display possible. The annual project involves hundreds of volunteer hours and the considerable expense of wiring and lighting 100+ trees.
On behalf of its sponsoring partners and local businesses, the Milford Music Festival has presented the Milford Lions Club with a donation of $500 to offset the cost. Project Coordinator Bill Harkness and Club Treasurer Greg Myer accepted the check from festival Chairs Amy Eisenberg and Adriane Wendell while the club and some local Boy Scounts decorated trees on Broad Street this past Saturday. Both Lions expressed an immediate need for additional volunteers to help them with the project and encouraged members of the community to join in the efforts on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 9am. "Just look for trucks by trees!" said Mr. Harkness.
Milford's annual Tree Lighting is scheduled for Saturday December 5th, when Santa Claus arrives by firetruck at 5:15. For more information about the Tree Lighting celebration, please visit the Milford Music Festival website at www.milfordpa.us.