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Busy Day at Senior Center, part 1

by Bill Tobin
June 13, 2016

The Holliston Senior Center on Sunday June 12th had Holliston in Bloom volunterers improving the site while  Lions Club vounteers served a BBQ lunch to 60 seniors. The Holliston in Bloom committee is featured in part one of the article.

Members of the Holliston in Bloom committee and friends volunteered to improve the landscaping at the Senior Center in preparation for the America in Bloom judges coming to Holliston in July

The entrance to the Senior Center was weeded and new mulch added.

Above, the Ahronians, Charlie and Mark, were in charge of the volunteers. (photo by Cherry Fenton)

Rita Bell filled the holes dug by the PHDs with the plants. The weeping Japanese Maple next to Rita was donated by the Garden Club. (photo by Cherry Fenton).

Under the direction of Mark Ahronian, workers Paul Saulnier and PJ Kilkelly spread mulch.

Workers, called PHD's, (professional hole diggers) did the planting as instructed by Mark.

Sheila Adams had the responsibility to make sure the new plantings had sufficient water.


The volunteers of the day , l-r  Rita Bell, Cherry Fenton, Sheila Adams, Mark Ahronian, PJ Kilkelly, Paul Saulnier with Charlie looking on. Volunteer Michael Hecker was not available for the photo.

Thanks to the Holliston Garden Club for donating a red threadleaf Japanese Maple to the Senior Center, and to the Huntington/Cohen family for the generous donation of Proven Winner shrubs and perennials. Annuals and mulch was donated to the center by Ahronian Landscaping. 

The finished product will certainly be a highlight when the AIB judges come in July.

 Thanks to the Holliston in Bloom committee volunteers for all they do to beautify our community.


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Comments (1)

Thank you Holliston in Bloom volunteers! The grounds look so beautiful now with the new shrubs, trees and flowers. We appreciate all of your hard work and time spent at the Senior Center.

- Jean Boulette | 6/14/16 10:18 AM



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