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Mark Ahronian, 2010 Man of the Year

by Bill Tobin
September 23, 2010

Mark Ahronian, 2010 Man of the Year

Mark Ahronian deserves the Holliston Citizen of the Year 2010 award that will be bestowed on him at the Celebrate Holliston festivities on Saturday, September 25 at Goodwill Park. 

Mark Ahronian deserves the Holliston Citizen of the Year 2010 award that will be bestowed on him at the Celebrate Holliston festivities on Saturday, September 25 at Goodwill Park.

Mark is a true “townie”, as he was born in Holliston and attended Holliston schools through grade eight. At this young age he knew that his vocation was landscaping and he graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural High School (Norfolk Aggie) in Walpole. Post high school Mark attended Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts and is a certified Massachusetts horticulturist.

He and Linda have been married for twenty-four years and have three children and two grandchildren. Son David is a recent UMASS graduate and is a horticulturist working with Ahronian Landscaping and Design. Amber is a sophomore at Holliston High School and Gina Stucci is the mother of their seven year old granddaughter Madalyn and grandson AJ, two and a half years old.

Mark is a former president of the the Massachusetts Nursery Landscape Association and a founder and the first president of the Foundation for Educational Excellence of the Massachusetts Nursery Landsape Association.

Ahronian Landscaping and Design was established in Holliston 23 years ago and Mark and Linda have been active in town activities also for the past 23 years. The Lions Club has been a part of their lives as they were the first couple to become Lions, and Mark and Linda have each been King Lion.

Then there is the ongoing giving to the town by Mark Ahronian.

The holiday lights in downtown have become a never ending endeavor. It began many years ago when Mark decorated the down town trees. The annual event was taken over by the Lions Club, but Mark as a Lion is still involved with this project.

The site of the Stoddard Park Pavilion was designed by Mark to take advantage of the lake view. The Joey Laracey Memorial garden was designed by Mr. Ahronian, and the tree at the gravesite was a donation also.

Goodwill Park has benefited from plant donations from Mark that enhance the environment.

The Park Commission frequently are the recipients of free consults from Mark. The Holliston Garden Club planted trees donated by Mark at the entrance to the Marshall Street recycling center.

Mission Possible is an ongoing recipient the Ahronian generosity. As an active member of this committee, Mark, with son David have prepared several landscape designs that consider traffic and safety, as well as utility that will benefit the renovated park.

The Celebrate Holliston committee chose a worthy citizen by naming Mark Ahronian as Citizen of the Year 2010.

Congratulations Mark.

 

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Comments (2)

Congratulations on your award, glad to see your son is continuing with your horticultural profession.

- Sandra Foss White | 10/4/11 7:56 PM

Congratulations, Mark!

- Dan Haley | 9/24/10 10:45 AM

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