Stage Set for AIB
by Bobby Blair 7/18/12
Three and a half months is not a lot of time to prepare for a national competetion ...
Holliston has not seen the likes of this kind of community spirit since 1974 when the town hosted its 250th Anniversary. Individuals, businesses, organizations and town departments have all come together in a short (less than four month) effort to put the town's image and best foot forward.
Efforts to be sure were both large and small like these flowers planted at the corner of Exchange and Union Streets by unknown gardeners.
The graffiti had disappeared from the Exchange Railroad Bridge thanks to the efforts of the Highway Department.
Highway workers this week could be seen on town streets picking up litter. This truck actually went the extra mile by covering territory beyond town-maintained roads and onto state roads. The truck ventured all the way to Gooch's Corner in East Holliston.
Debbie Fisher was spotted on Wednesday morning weeding the back side of the rail fencing at the First Congregational Church.
Fisher was joined by Pam Kyrka in the weeding efforts. Others not captured on camera were Jeannie Tule and Stephanie Collier who tackled the crabgrass at Goodwill Park. Since the town's total water ban, the Holliston Fire Department has gone into overdrive by drafting water from Lake Winthrop and supplying a much-needed drink to plants at the Holliston Historical Society and the new park near CVS Pharmacy on Central Street.
Some businesses showed their true colors and extra efforts in making the town look special.
The town has one person to thank for her mobilization and organizational skills in bringing the community together towards a common goal. Those efforts included hundreds of residents. Pictured above Mary Greendale watering flowers at the Historical Society rather than in front of a computer seems to be out of character. Beware all, if Mary calls you and asks, "What do you think of this idea?" Thanks, Mary. Another item you may cross off your bucket list.