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America in Bloom Judges Visit Holliston

by Bill Tobin
July 22, 2013

It was a busy day for all as the America in Bloom judges spent their first day in Holliston.

The judges arrived late Sunday, the tour of the town began early Monday and ended with a reception at the Holliston Historical Society. 

Here are the highlights of the day with judges Katy Moss Warner of Florida and Melanie Riggs of New Rochelle, New York, America in Bloom board members Sandy Hering  of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, and Doug Cole of Loudon, New Hampshire, as they were introduced to Holliston. 

The day began meeting Town Clerk Liz Greendale, who showed the judges some original documents dating back to 1724.

Paul LeBeau presented the past uses of the town hall as a basket ball court, movie theater, town meetings, religious services. town elections and high school graduations.

 

A walk though the downtown shopping area on the way to Goodwill Park gave  the judges a true small town intimate feel. The Goodwill  Park playground and the "Mission Possible" support was a story that impressed the judges.

The Bullard Farm tour brought the judges back in time with reality that few have experienced, a sincere taste of the past.

Lunch at the Bullard Farm followed the tour of the Bullard estate.

The Eight Arch Bridge is a "must see" for any town tour.

A trip past Goodwill Shoe, the one Arch Bridge, a tour in Mudville, and of course  Casey at the Bat. A photo op for the judges to be sure.

A tour of the Asa Whiting House prior to the official reception for the judges was next on the agenda.

 

The judges were presented vignettes of the town, on the Rail Trail, Pinecrest Golf Course, Community Preservation Committee, Bullard Farm, Open Space, Holliston Conservation, Recycling, and the Holliston Historical Society

The judges joined the Mudville Players for a photo op.

 

 The highlight of the day was recognizing Robert Weidknecht for all he has done for over 13 years to make the Rail Trail the great trail it is today.  The America in Bloom Committee, the Holliston Board of Selectmen, the Massachusetts House of Representatves, and the Massachusetts Senate  presented Weidknecht with proclomations proclaiming his achievents. Weidknecht is Holliston in Bloom's nominee for the America in Bloom Community Champion award and will compete against other Community Champions from across the country.

Congratulations, Robert, and thank you for all you have done.

 

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Comments (2)

Thank you so much for posting Bobby. As a former Mudvillians, I am very interested in what's going on in Holliston. I wish you and all the others who have made Holliston the beautiful town it is, the best of luck with the contest. Win or lose, Holliston has my vote as one of the most beautiful towns in America!

- Norma Kittredge | 7/23/13 7:27 AM

What a great day! It looks like a lot of hard work and planning has gone into this by so many wonderful volunteers. Thank you!

- Mary | 7/23/13 6:37 AM

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