Milford works its Christmas magic

Milford. After last year’s virtual tree lighting, hundreds happily came out to celebrate in person this year, and resume their favorite activities in this beloved annual event

| 08 Dec 2021 | 02:10

Come bikers, come hikers, come dancers and blintzes!

Hundreds turned out on Saturday to see Milford’s tree light up and launch the season. All the beloved highlights were back after last year’s virtual tree lighting — Christmas carols, refreshments, and a visit from Santa. Brassanova, The Presby Players, and the Dingman-Delaware Middle School Chorus performed to the joy of all those who packed the grounds of the Community House.

Inside awaited cookies, hot chocolate, and Tom Keegan’s magical antique train display, which delighted adults and kids alike. Everybody loved the puffs of smoke rising from the engine as it rounded the tracks.

The emcees, Amanda Cykosky from the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and Pike County Commissioner Matt Osterberg, counted down to the moment when Milford’s tree was set ablaze with beautiful lights.

Santa had some very special helpers, the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E) reindeer bikers, all of whom belong to other biker groups as well. They escorted the big man on his tour around Milford before his grand arrival at the Community House. He was happy to be part of many happy photo ops.

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce and Milford Presents certainly had great success lifting the community’s holiday spirts at the start of the season, with lights, cameras, and plenty of action.