To the Editor:

On behalf of the 2013 Milford Oyster Festival Committee, I would like to thank everyone who joined us to be a part of this great Milford tradition.

The Milford Oyster Festival is an enormous undertaking. Its success is made possible with the tremendous support from the Milford Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works, Health Department and Harbor Operations, 70 civic groups, and 500 volunteers — you all form the backbone of the festival operations. We appreciate your dedication and are grateful for all you do before, during and after festival weekend.

We look forward to working with you all again for the 40th Annual Milford Oyster Festival on August 16th 2014. Save the date.

Paula Smith

President, Milford Oyster Festival, Inc.