Town of Milton 225th Anniversary Float

Milton celebrates 225 years with family-friendly celebration

This year marks the Town of Milton’s 225th anniversary, having been set off from the Town of Ballston on March 7th, 1792. To commemorate the milestone, Milton is hosting a free celebration on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Burgess-Kimball Memorial Park on Rowland Street. 

The opening ceremony will starts at 3 p.m. followed by the presentation of the 2017 Heritage Award, an honor bestowed by the Town Historian recognizing preservation efforts.

The event features children’s races, carnival games, free snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn. Saratoga County Heritage Hunters will be on hand to help families start their own family tree. Representatives from area non-profit organizations are attendingparticipating and will talk about their community involvement.

Attendees can see Eagle Matt Lee’s fire truck up close and talk with Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers. Kim McCartney , the Town Historian will be sharing details of the Town’s history. Visitors will learn how baseball was played in the 1850’s and are invited to watch Saratoga County’s Canine Unit demonstrations.

Eagle Matt Lee, Union and Milton Eagles Fire Departments will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages, etc. Commemorative t-shirts and a new set of historical postcards will be available.

DJ Mark Hersh will provide the entertainment and families can take advantage of the free photo booth.

Every attendee will receive a free raffle ticket for gifts from area businesses and other items. Free commemorative magazines, children’s activity books and balloons will be handed out.

Free parking is available at the town hall.

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