New Milford celebrated at State Capitol

May 24, 2018

(From the greater New Milford Spectrum)

Thursday marked the inaugural New Milford Day at the State Capitol.

It was introduced by state Rep. Bill Buckbee, R-New Milford, to coincide with Roger Sherman’s birthday, the only Founding Father to sign the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. Sherman lived in New Milford and also represented the town at the state House of Representatives.

New Milford Day was supported by state Rep. Richard Smith, R-New Fairfield, and state Sen. Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, who also represent New Milford.

“The genesis of bringing New Milford to Hartford was really to show how great our residents are and why we have such a strong community,” Buckbee said. “One that I am proud to share with the entire state.”

He praised the town’s businesses, services and greenspaces, encouraging people to visit.

Event participants included Kimberly Farms, Goatboy Soaps, Kimberly Clark, Full Circle Promotions, The Makery, Girl Scout Troop 40232, New Milford Hospital, Pratt Nature Conservancy, New Milford Youth Agency and the Community Credit Union of New Milford. Mayor Pete Bass and Probate Judge Martin Landgrebe also attended.

Goatboy Soaps even brought two baby goats, one of which was introduced with Buckbee to the House floor.

(Photo: State Sen. Craig Miner with a Representative of Kimberly Clark in New Milford)