Archive 2008 - 2019

Civics Sunday: Celebrate Holliston

by The Publishers

We continue our Civics Sunday series with news of our town's annual celebration.  In the coming Civics Sundays articles, we will intersperse board / committee chair interviews with other items that make our community such a special place.


What is Celebrate Holliston?

Excellent question!!  It is a whole lot of town-wide fun for all ages. 
Who is Celebrate Holliston?

We are your neighbors and we could be YOU!!  Get involved by CONTACTING US today.  Below is contact information for the 2019 Celebrate Holliston chairs.

But what is it REALLY?

A town-wide fundraising event!!  Celebrate Holliston's mission is to raise money for our town improvements and beautification. Recently, our donations have been used to purchase our downtown clock, provide plantings around our Holliston Green, support student scholarships and provide electricity to Goodwill Park. In these economic times, when municipalities depend on outside support, your sponsorship is even more meaningful in meeting the needs of Holliston.

Tell me MORE...

Celebrate Holliston was established as a non-profit organization in 1991 to promote civic pride and to improve and preserve the character of the community. Proceeds from our annual events are used to benefit the town. In addition to sponsoring the town's 275th Celebration, we have proudly contributed to the projects listed below. We have already begun working on preparations for the town's 300th Celebration as well.

Events Organized by Celebrate Holliston over the years:
Citizen of the Year; Parade; Annual Field Day; the Annual Horse Show at WillowBrook Farm; and many  others

Donations Made by Celebrate Holliston over the past 28 years:
Public Safety - Equipment and resources for HPD and HFD

Around Town - Supported buildings, paintings, beautification efforts, and many other

On-going donations and support for: Cycle for Haylee; Property Tax Relief Fund; Plantings with the Marigold Project/America In Bloom; HEF Annual Spelling Bee; Scholarships Awarded through Citizen's Scholarship Foundation

CELEBRATE HOLLISTON - Citizen of the Year, Nominations are open

Do you know someone who is an extra ordinary volunteer that is committed to making Holliston a very special place to live?  If you do, Celebrate Holliston is currently looking for nominations for Citizen of the Year. 

Martha Ellis 2018 Citizen of the Year

On Saturday September 21st, one man and one woman will be honored at Celebrate Holliston’s Field Day. You can vote for a nominee at  Forms and ballot boxes are also available at: Town Hall, Coffee Haven, Superette, Holliston Library, Bazels, and The Depot Package Store.

P.J. Kilkelly 2018 Citizen of the Year 

Nominations are open until August 31 and will be chosen by the Celebrate Holliston Committee at its early September meeting.

So vote for the unsung hero of Holliston and join us at Celebrate Holliston’s Field Day on September 21st!

CELEBRATE HOLLISTON – The Parade.  Register your group, vehicle, float now.

When the band goes marching down the street, smiling kids are bouncing along with banners and tractors are rumbling to the tune of a kazoo, we know Celebrate Holliston’s parade is in town. On September 21, 2019 we want you to join the festivities.

Do you love to get out around downtown, appreciate the sights and taking a stroll? Do you enjoy entertaining or just being entertained? Either way, the Celebrate Holliston parade is rolling through downtown from Placentino School starting at 9am and traveling to Goodwill Park, concluding around 10am.

Selectmen John Conin and Mark Ahronian are all smiles (even Mark's candy bag is smiling) in 2018's parade.

We want you to roll with us and represent your club, group, business, or even neighborhood. Decorate anything with wheels, design a float, or just march together to show your spirit and have some fun! Hope to see you there with bells and whistles on. Seriously, bells, whistles, streamers, throw candy or play an instrument. Contact one of the Parade chairs listed below to get in on this great event!

We love it!