Ladybug Festival Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors who will help bring this Festival to Milford!  Would you like to see your company logo below?  Consider sponsoring!  Click here to view our sponsorship packet.  All packages can be customized to fit your needs.        

Gold Sponsor

The City of Milford is the heart of Kent and Sussex Counties in the First State.  The fastest growing city in Delaware, Milford thrives on entrepreneurial spirit and growth in all aspects of life including commerce, culture and community. Known throughout the state as River Town, Art Town, Home Town, we celebrate the beauty of our natural resources, the ingenuity of our people and our commitment to quality of life.

This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on
Delmarva Broadcasting Company leads the way in developing innovative marketing solutions for our clients including event marketing, sales promotions and a broad range of digital & mobile marketing products provided by DBC Interactive.  Local Milford stations include:

As Seth Godin says, don't try to be the next. Instead try to be the other, the changer, the new. This is Gallery 37 with discerning taste.  Gallery 37 opened its door in Milford, Delaware in mid-December of 2012. Gallery 37 is a Destination for Artful Living. Since 1997, owner Marcia Reed has managed to be a practicing artist, exhibiting widely in group shows on the east coast as well as Gallery representation in the Caribbean.  Not a day goes by when she's not using her art education experience with the public that walks thru her door and visually connects with the art at Gallery 37.  

Milford Live is a new approach to news and information, bringing the community together in Milford. A local business run by local people for the local community. We act as a traditional news source, bringing you local news as well as statewide news that affects Milford but we also aim to serve as a gathering point for the people of Milford to share news, information and opinions, both here on the site and on Facebook. Have tips, questions, comments? Contact us at  

Silver Sponsors

Now in its 43rd year of operation, the Delaware State Lottery continues its winning tradition. Established games—PLAY 3 and PLAY 4—are still thriving, while POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® with multimillion-dollar jackpots, LOTTO AMERICA℠ with it's ability to produce jackpots from $2 million and up, and Multi-Win LOTTO and Lucky for Life™ with more chances to win, continue to attract new players. The Lottery offers a wide variety of Instant Games; it also operates Video Lottery games and Table Games at the three racetrack casinos: Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway & Casino. Additionally, Sports Lottery and KENO® is offered at the three racetrack casinos and select Sports Lottery and Keno Retailers throughout the state.  

Bronze Sponsors


Since 2010, Euphoric Herbals has helped families, friends, and sisters in lactation increase milk supply naturally. Founder, certified herbalist and certified lactation counselor Cindy Collins developed her first lactation blend after giving birth to her third son, then expanded the line with new blends, herbal teas and salves for the childbearing year. Though originally a means of healing for her community and doula clients, Cindy soon opened her online shop to help even more women along their journey to holistic health.  Since then, our products have served over 10,000 customers in 58 countries. That’s a lot of milk! And a lot of healthy, happy parents and babies whose lives we are honored to have touched.    
1908 was an important year for the Burton Family. In that year General Motors was formed to manufacture a new invention, the automobile. Fred Burton and his father, Captain Theodore Burton, decided to enter the automobile business. Also, in that year, Fred's son Irwin G. Burton (i.g. Burton) was born. From that time there has always been a descendent of Captain Theodore and his son Fred in the automobile business on Delmarva. David Burton is the fourth generation automobile dealer and Charles is the fifth generation! The Burtons and the automobile have been together since the very beginning.    
The Milford Chronicle is a proud member of Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA and part of a non-profit journalistic trust.  Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA is a unique publishing and printing company that supports every American’s First Amendment rights and encourages and assists citizens in exercising those rights responsibly.  We pursue this mission by publishing community newspapers, by providing printing services to other publishers, and by creating citizen-driven community websites for the 21st Century and beyond. Our unique structure is designed to maintain our independence.  We pay taxes like any other company, but there are no shareholders, no dividends are paid, and all after-tax profits are reinvested in serving our mission. We are held in sacred trust by a rotating group of five trustees who believe in our mission and are pledged not to benefit personally from their involvement.
At Planet Fitness, we strive to create a workout environment where everyone feels accepted and respected. That’s why at Planet Fitness we take care to make sure our club is clean and welcoming, our staff is friendly, and our certified trainers are ready to help. Whether you’re a first-time gym user or a fitness veteran, you’ll always have a home in our Judgement Free Zone™.    

As President of Silicato Development, Dennis Silicato has over 40 years of experience in commercial real estate and development. Dennis has developed Power centers, regional shopping centers, housing developments, industrial complexes and more.  He oversees each aspect of the development process personally, including the purchase of real estate, engineering, approvals, financing, construction and property management/leasing/sale. Dennis has become a master of commercial real estate processes and is able to execute large-scale land deals and real estate transactions at the highest level. Through his experience and approach, he has developed long-standing relationships with national and local corporations and retailers.

Friends of Ladybug


Abbott’s Mill Nature Center features beautiful trails that take the visitor through a lush deciduous and Atlantic White Cedar woodlands. Sections of the trail include a handicap-accessible boardwalk that follows a clear coastal plain stream to open meadows, picnic area, and a Garden for Wildlife idea garden.  A historic working gristmill and its water source, a 20-acre pond lend a sense of the rich human history of the area. Our Visitor Center has a live animal collection, “please touch” and animal displays, and a kids’ corner with puzzles and stuffed animals. Abbott’s sits on a 376-acre piece of Milford Millponds Nature Preserve. The site is open to the general public and trails are pet-friendly.  Parking is available by our visitor center. Check out our photo gallery.  Discover how we carefully manage this land for biodiversity and water.  Abbott’s Mill Nature Center is a partnership with the State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
The Causey Mansion, a 1763 Greek Revival, Georgian style home, has hosted many prominent families who have shaped Milford and Delaware history, including Governors' Rodgers and Causey, and the Vinyard family who were local shipbuilders.  This rare gem features many period-appropriate items including: lighting, intricate moldings and staircases, shutters, window treatments, and a widows walk.  The 3+ acre property is walking distance to local shops and restaurants in the heart of Milford as well as minutes from the beach and tax-free outlets.  In addition to the main residence the Causey property includes an original summer kitchen, mature trees and a 100 year old boxwood garden ~ a beautiful oasis in downtown Milford.
Century is a multi-discipline consulting engineering firm that provides a comprehensive range of design and construction engineering services to public and private sector clients. Clients include Federal, State, and Local governments, as well as building, transportation, environmental, water and power industries. We offer our clients technical and support personnel dedicated to providing quality, innovation, and value-added professional services in many specialized areas. Century’s personnel are all highly skilled professionals in their disciplines and keep pace with the latest design methodologies and construction techniques.

As the 12th largest retail bank in the United States, Citizens Bank delivers a broad range of financial services to over five million individuals, companies, not for profits, and institutions.      
Dover Tents & Events is the most diverse and experienced tent and party rental company on the Delmarva Peninsula. We have been providing party and wedding rentals to Delaware and Maryland since our founding, in 1966.  Serving southern Delaware and Delaware beaches in towns such as Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Selbyville, Millsboro, Seaford and others.   Also proudly serving central and nothern Delaware including Dover, Camden, Magnolia, Milford, Smyrna, Townsend, Middletown, Bear, Newark, Greenville, Wilmington and everywhere in between.   Serving the Eastern Shore of Maryland in towns such as Elkton, Chesapeake City, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Oxford, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Salisbury, Berlin, Eden, Snow Hill, Ocean City and many more!

Kent County is located in the central part of the State of Delaware. It is part of the Dover, Delaware, Metropolitan Area and comprises a total of twenty Cities and Towns. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 162,310, a 28.1% increase over the previous decade. The county seat is Dover, which is also the state capital.

Perdue Farms is a family-owned company, and they have been for three generations. They were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything they do. Through their two operating divisions, Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness, they’re making steps every day toward their goal of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products. Their path forward is about getting better, not just bigger.    

Southern Delaware Medical Group was established in 2006 and has been responsible for providing outstanding medical care ever since. Their specialty is family medicine, and they offer a broad scope of services for the entire family, from newborn to geriatric care. With two locations to serve you, they are open Monday through Friday at 7am or 8am, with evening hours available most days.    

If designing was equivalent to Karate, we’d have a Black Belt! (Hiyaa!)  Splash Design Works experience spans across the United States – from California, to Florida to here on the East Coast. Designing has been a way of life, starting way back on paper when the “cut and paste” feature was literally scissors and glue! (Some of you may actually remember that!) Ah, the good old Commodore 64 days! ? Today, Mike has created, designed and produced everything from logos, websites, complete Branding Awareness campaigns –  to video and radio commercials.
Sandra Gulledge CPA PA, Tax Chicks, located in Dover, DE, is a full-service, tax preparation, CPA firm focusing on small business and personal IRS taxation. We provide individual tax preparation with the personalization that software packages can't. We keep up-to-date with the changing tax laws, as well as your changing life events, such as the birth of a child, a new business, new home, or inheritance. As a CPA firm, we adhere to certain ethical standards and codes of professional conduct established by governmental bodies and peer organizations. If you have questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact us via or by phone at (302) 674-1585 - Dover Office or (302) 422-5005 Millford Office. We look forward to helping you achieve your financial goals.

Social Media Sponsor

The Milford Wellness Village is an innovative, multi-use development initiative being planned and implemented by Nationwide Healthcare Services, LLC. Construction is set to begin in 2019 once Bayhealth has vacated the site and moved to its new campus. Once built, the Village will provide integrated health, education and other services to the City of Milford and Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware.