Archive 2008 - 2019

Celebrate Holliston Back in 2008

by Bill Tobin

Over the years there have been parades, field days, turkey dinners, casino nights, the Winter Ball, golf tournaments and of course the citizen of the year awards.

The proceeds from the Celebrate Holliston activities are returned to the community in many ways.

The highly visible betterments are the Town Clock at the corner of Charles and Washington Streets, the handsome Pavillion at Stoddard Park on the lake, electricity at Goodwill Park, the beautiful mural at the Gilman Room in the library, downtown trash container and the sign at the Central Fire Station.


Less visible, but very important was the establishment of the photo ID program, radio and tables for the auxiliary police, defibrillators in public locations, a police cruiser and the food pantry van.

On-going support from the Celebrate Holliston Committee provides property tax relief, local plantings, scholarship funds to the Citizens Scholarship Foundation and the popular annual spelling bee.

Nominations for the man and woman Citizens of the Year recognition are now solicited. Nominees must be residents of Holliston and demonstrated energy, enthusiasm and accomplishments for the town.

Prior recipients of the award may not be recognized again. The Citizens of the Year will be awarded at the Field Day on September 27th. Your nominations may be dropped off at Town Hall, the Library, Senior Center, Fiske's, Coffee Haven, Bazel's or the Superette. You may also nominate on line, or mail to Box 6476. Holliston 01746.

Nominations must be received by Friday, September 5th. The committee will review all nominees and base choice on the candidate, not necessarily the one with the most votes.

These citizens have been awarded in previous years and are not eligible: Marilyn Salerno, Herb Brockert, Nancy Norris, Robert Nemet, Sylvia Stickney, Carl Damigella, Alice Baker, Lou Paltrineri, Barbara Gardner, Owen Boyd, Kyle Ryan, Bobby Blair, Jackie Dellicker, Paul Guidi, Mary Greendale, Marty Perlmann, Joann Hulbert, Joseph Gallerani, Deborah Moore, John Paltrineri, Roseann Costello, Joseph Damigella, Jr., Andrea Minihan, Henry Dellicker, Susan Haley, Peter Ferrelli, Sherri Anderson, John Shannahan, Amy Porter, Peter Barbieri, Sally Calhoun and Roger Gandini.

There are still many qualified residents in Holliston that deserve the award.

 Now to the future.
Friday, September 19th at Pinecrest Golf Course will be the site of the Glow Ball Golf Tournament. Eleven holes of golf in the dark with glow-in-the-dark balls, flags and course markers. Hand-outs will include glow-in-the-dark items as well.

Dinner at 6, tee off at 7:15 all for $125.00. Come for dinner only for $35.00.

Sunday, September 21st, is family day at the Stoddard Park on our lake. Featured is an old time 1858 style baseball game with the Mudville Nine team and kids of all ages are invited to learn and play the game.

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an old fashioned day at the park (leave cell phones and i-pods at home) .

Saturday, September 27th is the day of the parade and field day at Goodwill Park.

The parade will feature antique cars, hot-rods, bands, the Scouts, boys and girls, cheerleaders, kids on bikes, some decorated some not.   Just come. Local political candidates will also be parading.

Decorated neighborhood floats, with an historical or current life theme are encouraged. Donated flat bed trucks for float use would be appreciated.

Goodwill Park will host the usual array of local enterprises, local entertainment, bigger and better inflatable amusements, and of course the ever popular chili contest. The Citizens of the Year awards will be presented during the day.

Volunteers are needed for all events, especially the field day. Please call Mindee Meltzer at 508.893.6071 if you are able to help out. A t-shirt will be yours for volunteering.

Andy Porter and Peter Barbieri are the co-chairs of Celebrate Holliston 2008, and John Shannahan is organizing the parade.

Comments (5)

Total confusion here. Please take down the story and focus on the upcoming event... You can look at the past with a display on-site at this year's event.

Bob Palmer | 2017-08-03 19:39:03

I don't think the article should come down. The addition of the disclaimer at the top stating this is an encore from 2008 makes it much clearer. Thanks!

John Coffey | 2017-08-03 10:11:16

That golf event sounds fun but like the previous comment these look like events from 2008, is this event happening in 2017?

AJ Boucher | 2017-08-03 06:45:41

I thought the parade was September 16th. The 27th is a Wednesday. I guess this is the date from 2008? It's a little confusing.

John Coffey | 2017-08-03 05:13:33

I thought the parade was September 16th. The 27th is a Wednesday.

John Coffey | 2017-08-03 05:11:14