The Town of Milton’s will be hosting a New Year’s Day Levee on Sunday, January 1st from 1 to 3 pm at Milton Town Hall (150 Mary Street). Residents are warmly invited to come and exchange New Year’s wishes with Mayor Gord Krantz and councilors.
“Milton Council is pleased to continue this tradition,” said Town Councillor Cindy Lunau. “We invite Milton residents and their families to join us in celebrating the New Year.”
“It is better to give then to receive and serving the public is immensely enjoyable, especially during the holidays,” said Town Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo. “Please stop by for some holiday cheer provided by Town Council.”
The tradition of the New Year’s Levee dates back to 1646 when a governor in Canada hosted the event to wish the citizens a happy new year and inform them of important events. It continues to be celebrated in municipalities across Canada.
It’s also a time when public servants will literally serve the public with coffee and refreshments. Tasty treats and fresh coffee and tea are cheerfully served to all who attend by Milton’s Town Council as the New Year is celebrated.