By Sue Gollon, 2009 VFAA Executive Director
The Village Fine Arts Association wants to extend a hearty “Thank You!” to Saint George’s Café and a reminder to all Milford residents to remember and support your local merchants.
Saturday April 25th was the VFAA’s 17th annual Poetry Art Night (PAN) Coffee House event at the Milford Library. For the last several years, Zaydees Coffeehouse has supported PAN’s poetry, art and music with discounted coffee. This year, we received a call at 3:30 pm that Zaydees had lost power and was unable to supply the event, which was to open at 6:30 that night. EEK! Calls went out to national chain Starbucks and to Saint Georges Café, which was actually closed at the time. While Starbucks stores weren’t able to help, owner Christine St. George and her staff were available AND advised us not to worry. The VFAA PAN event was covered for coffee as needed at her cost, and delivery of full coffee service directly to the Library right before the event!
So, please Milfordites, remember to support those local merchants that are able and willing to support your local community groups in a pinch! Keep it local!