Milton to serve drinks at first State of the City address

Feb 02, 2018

Raise a glass to Milton! There’s a lot to celebrate.

In fact, the city will provide the drinks to toast with. (It’s the Chamber of Commerce that’s paying for them, though.)

After more than a decade in existence, Milton will hold its first State of the City address at its new city hall.

These affairs usually come with tall glasses of orange juice, or rubber-chicken lunches. But Milton wants to encourage attendance, city spokesperson Shannon Ferguson said. What’s a better way to do that than with a 7 p.m. start time and two free drinks?

“I don’t know that it’s something we’ll do every year,” Ferguson said. But this year, “it’s a little bit special.”

Ferguson said Milton is holding its inaugural address in the evening in order to encourage families to attend. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

The Feb. 26 event is free, but anyone who wants to attend should RSVP to with the number of guests. Don’t want to prematurely run out of beverages.

“We’re super excited,” Ferguson said. “We have lots of accomplishments to share.”