Holliston's Big Dig
by Bobby Blair 8/30/12
The eventual replacement of the town's aging water pipes may well become the town's Big Dig ...
The spring of 2013 is still a long way off but residents may learn at Annual Town Meeting just how much closer the town is to replacing aging water pipes. Like any system or project that must be maintained, the American Legion Downtown Marigold Project this fall will embark on a Big Dig of its own when it replaces aging spring bulbs.
While Mother Nature is the cause of the replacement needs in many areas, local overly helpful and zealous residents have also contributed to the need to replace bulbs. Several landscape crews in recent years have weedwhacked aspiring lily plants. A neighbor in the Woodland Street area thoughtfully clears out the vegetation in front of the Roger Phipps Veteran's Square each spring at the corner of Washington and Woodland Street. This helpful neighbor doesn't realize that the foliage must be left to soak up the sun's rays to put energy into the bulb for next year's bloom. The once brilliant display of red tulips from four years ago is now a former shadow of themselves.
While the town made great strides just five weeks ago with its participation in the America in Bloom Contest the Downtown Marigold Project is looking to enhance the general look of the town come spring of 2013. Eleven thousand (11,000) spring bulbs including tulips, daffodils, and lilies are on order.
With a Big Dig Plant of this magnitude in an effort to showcase Holliston next spring, volunteers are needed. Groups, organizations and individuals are invited to help out. The plant date is Saturday October 6th at 9 a.m. Please email Bobby Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. Grilled dogs and drinks will be served after the plantings are completed at the Rail Trail Park on Central Street.
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