Festival of Lights thank you

| 29 Sep 2011 | 10:41

    To the editor: I would like the thank everyone involved in “The 9th Annual Milford Festival of Lights tree lighting ceremony which was once again a great success! The celebration was held on the lawn of the Pike County Community House on Sunday, December 3 and more than 300 visitors braved the chilly weather and watched the magical tree lighting. The crowd joined together to carol with the Dingman-Delaware Children’s Choir lead by Brian Krauss, music teacher at Dingman-Delaware Elementary School. Gerry Hansen who emceed the event and provided some of the entertainment, Diane Vitiello, Milford Business Council President, and of Professional Financial Lending who provided refreshments; Mary Alice Petzinger of Wayne Bank and Rite Aid who provided candy canes for everyone’s enjoyment. Special thanks also to Peter Larkin who provided all the electrical know-how to make the lights work; Ellen Schaffner who opened the Library for us; Bill Smith of Smith Party Tent’s and Special Events; Leanne Camarero who helps everyone at the chamber office; Dave Ruby and the Milford Fire Department for Santa’s arrival; Jim Quinn, Jeff Phillips and Bill Harkness of the Lions Club who string the lights and Mayor Merritt Quinn who lights the tree and star on the top of the knob. Two thousand and six marks the Lions Club twentieth year lighting Milford. The Milford Business Council and the Lions Club formed a partnership in 1986 to create the Festival of Lights. Niki J. Jones, Chairperson Milford Festival of Lights