Archive 2008 - 2019

Meet Some of the Celebrate Holliston Sponsors: Part 3: Harelick Dental

by Theresa Lamkin

Celebrate Holliston is proudly in its 27th year of celebration!  It is a completely volunteer based organization whose goal is to raise money for the town while promoting unity and town pride.  It is one of the longest standing, if not the longest standing, volunteer run events in town.  Celebrate Holliston also holds the huge responsibility of the town’s birthday parties.  We hosted the 275th with amazing fanfare and are planning equally large festivities for the 300th! 

We could never meet our goals without the support of our amazing sponsors!  Each year we put out a simple request to the community:  Who will give Celebrate Holliston financial support?  And through all types of economic conditions, the supporters turn out. 

This year, we would like to profile a few of those sponsors and let them explain to you, in their own words, why they chose to support our event and what Holliston means to them.

GOLD sponsor - Harelick Dental

The Harelick Dental family, being at the corner of Smith Row and Central St., is at the heart of Holliston.  They see that as both their location and their role!  From their first year in the community, Harlick Dental has actively sought out ways they can support community needs.  As part of that initiative, they have been a long-standing sponsor of Celebrate Holliston. 

Here is a bit about Harelick Dental in their own words: We are a cosmetic, family and implant dental practice in Holliston.  We offer a full range of preventative restorative and surgical services so that we can offer the best, individualized care to each of our patients.  We love getting to know our patients and their families and look forward to continuing to meet and welcome even more local families!

This is our 5th year being a part of Celebrate Holliston and we are (once again) so excited!  We love seeing members of the community that we’ve known for years and meeting new people too!  The energy of the event is fabulous and our families have such a good time coming with us to joy the day!

Last summer we did a major renovation of the office space.  On the day we were set to reopen, we all got here bright and early to start bringing everything back into the office – but the construction crew hadn’t finished the bathroom yet!  They were able to finish before the patients arrived for their afternoon appointments, but we had the whole morning without a bathroom before then!! Thankfully, we were just down the street from the fire station and they were so kind to let us use their facilities. 

We love that Holliston is a close-knit, friendly town. From our patients to the rest of the business community, it is a pleasure to work in Holliston and spending our days with the people of the town makes coming to this office fun!


PLATINUM sponsor - Senate President, Karen Spilka

"I have the honor as serving as the State Senator for the 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk district, which includes Holliston, Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick. I have just begun my second year as President of the Senate and previously served as the Chair of Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, among others. My previous careers as a social worker, mediator, and labor lawyer provide invaluable insight to my work on Beacon Hill."

"This is my second year sponsoring Celebrate Holliston, but I’ve been marching in the parade since 2005. I am sponsoring Celebrate Holliston because it’s a singular event which brings the community together in a unique way. Holliston is an incredible place, and I’m proud to support the people and institutions that call it home."

"Every year I’ve been to Celebrate Holliston I’ve tried to sample every entrant in the chili contest. Unfortunately, the chili is always too tasty, and by the end, I’m too full to try any more. I’m hoping this year will be different!"

"Holliston is an incredibly welcoming community, filled with history, culture, nature, and some of the most wonderful people in the Commonwealth. I’m a huge fan of the natural space the community has cultivated, from Stoddard Park and Lake Winthrop, to the Rail Trail, to Brentwood."


PLATINUM sponsor - Ahronian Landscaping 

Ahronian is a long standing and well-respected landscape and design company based in Holliston and owned by the Ahronian Family.  Mark and Linda Ahronian have been at the heart of Holliston’s volunteer and community support network for as long as anyone can remember. 

Here is a bit about their community involvement in their own words:

Ahronian Landscaping and Design is a landscape design installation company. We focus on plantings, walkup patios and stone walls.  We’ve been serving Holliston for 32 years.

We’ve been sponsoring Celebrate Holliston for over 10 years.  We feel that Celebrate Holliston is a good vehicle for getting community projects done.

Why do we love Holliston?  Holliston is a close-knit community of volunteers that care deeply about our town.