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Saturday, September 29, 2012

You've got to love it...

This morning as I walked my dog and before it was even light out, there was lots of activity on Main St in Milford. Crews of volunteers were out delivering and setting up the hay bales, corn stalks and pumpkins to decorate Main St from end-to-end. You could almost see Aunt Bea running around giving the youngsters who were out there fresh baked cookies and warm cider and Sheriff Andy directing any traffic that came along. What a Mayberry-like scene.

To complete the picture, last night was Homecoming at Milford High School, so many of the downtown stores had hand painted decorations to their store windows urging on the Mavericks football team to victory. There was also the Homecoming Parade down Main St last night, complete with all of the homemade floats from each class. You can’t get any cuter than that, unless you’re holding a flop-eared bunny.

I’ve written lots about what a great place Milford is to live and it’s nights like last night and mornings like today that make it so. There are lots of factors that contribute to the appeal of Milford and what allows it to stay so nice. Probably one of the biggest is that it’s off the beaten path – far enough away from the major highways that the big box stores haven’t come in an completely put the downtown merchants out of business – yet close enough to attract a big enough population to sustain the Village. The other major factors, of course, are the people. Milford is full of people who volunteer to do things and provide the organization and drive for all of the events and activities that we have going on.

So come on out to Milford and see how nice our downtown looks with all of the decorations. You can see an amazing display of pumpkins in front of the new Palate restaurant, too; including a couple that had to be fork-lifted into place. The other nice thing is that while you’re here you will find shops that actually sell stuff that you might need and restaurants that have great food at very reasonable prices. While you’re here visit our Historical Museum. It’s open on Saturdays from 1 – 4 pm.  And who knows, maybe you’ll see Aunt Bea out passing out cookies.

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