If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in your home town, now is the time! October is absolutely packed in Milton, with virtually every weekend full of great opportunities to get out, meet your neighbors and build the type of community everyone can be proud of.
Let’s start with one of the most popular events in Milton, the Crossroads at Crabapple Antique and Art Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Like in previous years, it’ll be held in historic downtown Crabapple and feature tons of antiques, art and great food. Plus, this year I’ll be one of the judges for a new pumpkin decorating contest featuring work by students from Crabapple Crossing Elementary. It should be a great time.
Just five days later our Disability Awareness Committee will bring their valuable Community Link series back to City Hall. On Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. they’ll host two experts in accessible housing and in-home care options for individuals and families with special needs, Realtor Michelle Miralles and Para/Quad Services CEO J.D. Frazier.
If you or anyone you know is trying to find comfort and freedom for a family member with special needs, this is one meeting you will not want to miss.
Then, on Oct. 20, comes our big birthday party – the Milton Roundup. It’s hard to believe we’ve had five so far. Like previous years, we’ll hold the Roundup at Birmingham United Methodist Church from noon to six.
This year, we’ve streamlined the event and tried to pump up what people like most – great local food and free crafts, free rides, free games and free music and entertainment. Come early – the first 250 in the door get a free T-shirt.
The next weekend is the long-running River’s Alive clean-up in Milton. Volunteers will meet Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. at Bailey Farms and Gardens, then branch out across the city to help keep our waterways clean. We always need help with this worthy endeavor, so make sure to see how you can volunteer.
And that’s just what the city offers. Take a look through the newsletter to find information on community-driven races, pumpkin carvings and meetings.
As always, if you would ever like to talk to me about Milton and where we’re headed, give me a ring or stop by City Hall.
Joe Lockwood; Mayor