The 57th Annual Milford Memorial Hospital Fair is “Supporting 57 Years of Healthy Living” with a full slate of activities on May 16 and 17 on the grounds of the former Milford Middle School.
On Friday, May 16, The Milford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Tri-Sports Events are sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk & Kiddie K Dash beginning at Milford Middle School, 612 Lakeview Road. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m., with the race set to begin at 6:30 p.m. To register, please go to www.trisportsevents.com. Following the race, an awards presentation, D.J., food catered by Burgers and Beans, quarter auction and vendors will be present for all to enjoy. Sign up (includes t-shirt and one free meal) is $20 until May 9, and $25 after that and on the day of the race. The Kiddie K is free. Tickets for the quarter auction are $5 each and can be purchased in the Reflections Gift Shop or by calling Dee Greenlee at 424-0395.
This year’s Fair Committee has been hard at work planning activities and events for the community to enjoy all day long on Saturday, May 17. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. and the fair concludes at 4:00 p.m.
All the regular favorites will be there, including flowers, books, games, rides, face painting, petting zoo, entertainment, inflatables and prizes. New this year will be a dunking booth. All the famous fair food will return as well, such as scrapple sandwiches, lemon sticks, chicken platters cooked by the Milford Moose Lodge, crabcake sandwiches, french fries, burgers and hotdogs and lemonade. Crafters and vendors will offer handcrafted and gift items for sale, as well as many other booths representing community services.
New to the fair this year is the Healthy Living Expo, which will offer several free screenings: stroke assessment, sleep disturbance risk assessment, cholesterol testing, osteoporosis, blood pressure, and face (for sun damage). Many Bayhealth departments will be on hand with information on available programs and services. A children’s activities tent will allow children to decorate get well cards for patients and visit with Bart the Bear.
This year’s hospital fair raffle will give you the chance to choose from three great prizes: 1) A one-night stay for two at the Atlantic Sands Hotel in Rehoboth Beach and a Bad Hair Day? gift certificate; 2) gift cards to seven area restaurants and 3) a painting by local artist Harry Humes. Raffle tickets are available in the Reflections Gift Shop and will be available at the fair. The drawing will be at 4:00 p.m.
For more information about this year’s 57th Annual Milford Memorial Hospital Fair, please visit www.bayhealth.org or call Kim Wilkins at 430-5719.