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AIB Judges Day Two

by Bill Tobin
July 23, 2013

The visiting AIB judges continued touring  Holliston between showers on day two.

The development and history of the new Blair Square was described to the judges of America in Bloom on their second day visting Holliston.

The Rail Trail was first on the schedule of places to visit and evaluate on day two.

Robert Weidknecht, the father of the rail trail and Allen Rutberg of the Conservation Commission present the history and current status of the rail trail to the judges.

 

The judges and Mayor Blair enjoyed their walk on the  trail.

 

A Holliston landmark that is a must see is Balancing Rock. The judges liked it too.

The highlight of the day was the vist to the Waushakum  Railroad. President Jim O'Brian presented a brief history of the club and then engineered a ride on a train through the woods.

The train trip was an experience that was enjoyed by the judges and the American in Bloom co-chairs Bobby and Mark. This reporter had fun too.

After a visit to Outpost Farm, lunch was served to the judges and committee members at the Fairview at Pinecrest. Following lunch, the judges were given a tour of the golf course, community gardens, the Mayor's Plantation, and the Highland Apple Farm Orchards, between the showers of the day.

A farewell reception was hosted by the Ahronians at their home for those who were involved with the America in Bloom contest this year.

Mark Ahronian expressed his appreciation to all those who contributed time and effort to this years America in Bloom contest, and special thanks to the judges Katy Moss Warner of Florida and Melanie Riggs of New Rochelle, New York for coming to visit our town.

 The judges in turn expressed their thanks for the hospitality provided by the Shores and the Ahronians, and the warm welcome by the town of Holliston, They extended an invitation to all to attend the America in Bloom Symposium and Awards in Orlando, Florida, September 19-21. They of course could not hint where we stand in ratings in this competition, but the general feeling is that we did better than just OK.

 

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