To the Editor:

New Milford's Commission on the Arts wishes to thank Cramer & Anderson LLP, Marandola Fuel Service LLC, and GoodWorks Insurance for their generous donations and help with our town's Edwin Kinkade Concert series.

We also wish to acknowledge and thank Mayor Pat Murphy, our Town Council, New Milford Parks & Recreation, New Milford Police Department, and the Traffic Authority for their work in making these concerts a success.

Many know New Milford's Commission on the Arts presents and supports a wide variety of free family-friendly arts programs throughout the year.

We are mostly recognized for the Edwin Kinkade Concerts on the Green and the Christmas Carol Sing (Dec. 15 this year).

We also schedule programs in the railroad station and collaborate with other local arts-related nonprofits in an effort to provide a variety of programs among all the arts disciplines and throughout New Milford's large geographic area.

To name a few, this year we supported Village Center of the Arts' "Paint the People" event, a program at Merryall Center of the Arts, New Milford Historical Society's Outdoor Arts Festival, events at Merwinsville Hotel Restoration, and programs at Hunt Hill Farm.

New this year, we organized and developed Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, providing area fine artists and artisans with a venue to show their original works.

We know we owe a great deal of our success to a healthy and respectful relationship with our local paper, The Spectrum. We thank them and their staff for the incredible job they've done over the year.

New Milford is a great town.

The New Milford Commission on the Arts is proud of its record presenting and supporting arts and cultural events.

We thank the public, which has let us know our work helps make New Milford an attractive community for those who live here, and a friendly stopping point for those who visit.

Diane Dubreuil

Chairwoman

Commission on the Arts

New Milford