Friday, January 18, 2013

Milford's Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony scheduled for Sunday


MILFORD-The annual observance of REFLECTIONS: A TRIBUTE TO THE REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. will be held Sunday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Milford City Hall auditorium.   

This is the 27th year that the Milford Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a women’s service organization, has sponsored the event.  
 
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.  

The keynote address will be delivered by the Honorable Robin L. Wilson, who was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in 1986 by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and worked in both the Child Support and Workers’ Compensation departments under both Senators Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal.   

Judge Wilson sat in Juvenile court for 3 ½ years and is truly dedicated and committed to enhancing the lives of the children of our community. She says “by empowering our youth, we empower our democracy.”   

Superior Court Judge Wilson is presently assigned to the New Haven Judicial District where she presides over civil cases.  She is serving her second eight year term on the bench.  Other program participants will include state and city officials, including Milford’s mayor, Benjamin G. Blake, who will present a proclamation on behalf of the City of Milford.

 A reception will immediately follow the program in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 28 North Street.  The program is open and free to the public. 


 




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