Your city staff works tirelessly year-round to plan and host several events in Milton. Let's not forget the memorable summer events like the Memorial Day service or the fun and colorful Fourth of July Citizens' Parade. Both of those events were a success and we plan to continue those traditions each year.
This fall is no different. We will once again host two favorite City of Milton events: the Crossroads at Crabapple Arts and Antique Festival, and the third annual Milton Roundup. Both of these events are a time-honored tradition in Milton and I look forward building upon the success of these festivals each year.
The Crossroads at Crabapple Antique and Art Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple. The Milton Roundup takes place two weeks later on Saturday, Oct. 17, noon - 6 p.m. on the campuses of both Northwestern Middle and Milton High schools. Both events offer free parking and attendance.
For the first time ever, the City of Milton is hosting a 5K, 10K and 1-Mile Fun Run on the morning of the Roundup. The run, which also begins on the school campuses, will wind around our beautiful city. I am pleased to announce all proceeds from this run will directly benefit Milton's Birmingham Park.
We will end the year with our Christmas in Crabapple celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. in downtown Crabapple. Like last year, Santa Claus will be on hand to visit with kids and adults can enjoy hot chocolate, holiday music and horse and buggy rides.
So mark your calendars and get ready for the next four Milton events. The great thing about our city is that we work together and play together. I look forward to seeing all of you out and about this fall.
Mayor Joe Lockwood