Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp to speak at Martin Luther King 28th Observance at Milford City Hall

MILFORD - The annual observance of "Reflections: a Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr," will begin at 4 p.m. Jan. 20 in Milford City Hall auditorium, according to a release.

 The keynote address will be delivered by the New Haven Mayor Toni N. Harp, the city's first female mayor, the release said..

"This is the 27th year that the MilfordChapter of The Links, Incorporated, a women’s service organization, has sponsored the event," the release said.

 The program is open and free to the public, the release said

 The Milford Chapter, one of 6 in the state, was chartered May 17, 1986 and has continued to impact the Greater Milford Community in their programmatic endeavors. The chapter has sponsored annual Walk For Health and Hunger Walk-A-Thons to benefit Beth El Shelter and the Clothes Closet in Milford.  The chapter is also a supporter of the Robert McInnis Hospice Suite at Milford Hospital.  The chapter’s present program initiative is PROJECT L.I.N.K.S. (Little Individuals Need Kinder Services). The chapter was the recipient of the Eastern Area’s 1st place award in Umbrella Programming and second place for their initiatives in international programming. 

Others invited to participate iu the program include US Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3; State Sen. Gayle Slossberg,Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake, the Foran High School Chorus, First Baptist Church Praise Dancers, and Soloist Vicki Battle, the release said.

 A reception will immediately follow the program in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 28 North St., the release said 
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