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Our thanks and admiration goes to the Town of Holliston

by Kristin Pategas

Our thanks and admiration goes to the Town of Holliston participating for the fourth time in the America in Bloom awards program. Special thanks go to Jay Marsden, Holliston Selectman, Mark Ahronian and Kathy Shore, Co-Chairs of Holliston in Bloom, and all of their members, Town staff, participants, sponsors and volunteers for organizing two days of remarkable tours and meetings on July 23 and 24. We have enjoyed meeting and spending time with many of you as you showcase all the reasons Holliston has to be proud.  

America in Bloom envisions communities as welcoming and vibrant places to live, work, and play – benefitting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting pride through volunteerism. America in Bloom  is more than flowers. Your judges will evaluate your efforts in the six pillars that make cities great – floral display, landscaping, urban forestry, heritage preservation, environmental initiatives, and overall impression with community involvement in the residential, commercial and municipal sectors. We will provide the committee a written evaluation on September 27, 2015. We welcome everyone to attend our symposium, held in Holland, Michigan on September 24-26, 2015, where we will announce this year’s winners in eight population categories.

Jack Clasen 
America in Bloom Judge and Board Member 

Kristin Pategas 
America in Bloom Judge