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Friday, September 9, 2011

Busy Milford weekend 9/11 ceremony, Muster, and Irene drive

Milford residents remember the city's 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be held 5 pm Sunday at City Hall. There will be song, reflection, and prayers.

On Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm residents are urged to attend the 40th Annual Engine 260 Antique Fire Apparatus Show & Muster, which will take over Eisenhower Park Saturday in a family oriented event with all the proceeds going towards a good cause, an organizer said.

Engine 260 will host the annual event. Event Chairman Vaughan Dumas said all of the proceeds raised benefit Camp Happiness, a summer camp for special needs children. Each year several thousands of dollars are raised.

The event attracts firefighters from Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A total of 90 teams have registered. Additionally, 75 antique fire apparatuses will be present including engines from the early 1900s. All apparatuses must be 20 years or older, and demonstrates the skills of firefighters to keep the trucks operational, Dumas said.

And also on Saturday Missy Lundeen has organized a collection drive for those people affected by Irene. From 9 to 5 pm Saturday anyone who was victimized by Hurricane Irene can come to the Beachside Market, 234 Melba Street in Milford, to receive goods that have been donated.

Lundeen has spent the past couple of weeks collecting clothing, shoes, toys, bedding, bath items, kitchen supplies, toiletries (new only), food (canned and non perishable items), water and bottled juice and furniture including mattresses, kitchen sets, couches, and cribs.

If people need more information they are urged to visit

Have a good weekend.

Brian McCready
Milford Bureau Chief
Twitter @nhrbmccready


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