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Thousands of people turned out for Milford’s second annual Kick Off to Summer event at Lisman Landing Friday, July 8.

Dan Worroll, event chairman, was none the worse for wear after worrying that rain might cancel the fireworks for a second time. The event was initially scheduled for July 1, but was postponed due to rain.

The skies threatened this time too, but Worroll and city officials made the decision to go ahead with the event. And it paid off, city officials said.

By 6 p.m. there were an estimated 5,000 people in the Lisman Landing area alone, with more in other areas along the harbor. And by the time fireworks lit the sky at 9:15, the crowd had grown substantially.

There were bands, food trucks, dancing and plenty of ooooohs and ahhhhhs as the fireworks lit the sky.

Mayor Ben Blake said the Kick Off to Summer is a great new city tradition. At the start of the event, he offered a moment of silence for the victims of the recent shootings in Dallas, Texas, and he praised Milford’s police, who were on hand at Friday’s Kick Off to Summer: They are here keeping Milford residents safe, he said.