Looking Back on 2017

by Bobby Blair
December 31, 2017

Its always nice to know that your local fire department will go to any lengths to save a life. The scene above was early Winter 2017 on Linden Pond when a dog plunged through the ice.

March came in like a lion and cleared the dead wood in front of this Maple Street residence.

Hundreds of kids along with parents came out for the 1st Annual Egg Hunt at the Community Farm in early April.

What would spring be without the Annual Trout Derby at the Sportmen's Club on Bullard Street.

John (Babe) Johnson was honored in May as the town's oldest living veteran by the American Legion.

You know its spring when the Youth Baseball/Softball parade takes to the downtown streets.

Police Memorial Day remembers the day in August of 1981 when Holliston lost its innocence and Officer John Johnson was gunned down.

Election day in May brought several new faces into town politics.

Decoration of graves and the proper disposal of flags signaled Memorial Day in town and the unoffical beginning of summer.

The flowers of summer festooned the downtown area this year thanks to the Downtown Marigold Project and Holliston in Bloom.

The Rail Trail Committee this year would unoffically complete their paving of stone dust on the trail with the exception of a short length near the 8 Arch Bridge.

The High School Band made an appearance at the Celebrate Holliston Parade in September and would usher folks attending the America in Bloom festivities into Goodwill Park a few weeks later. Attendees to the event were from 32 states across the US.

Lobster salad rolls, clam chowder, baked beans and Boston Cream Pie were the staples under the tent as Holliston in Bloom hosted our guests from around the country.

Officer John Scanlon stands at the ready when the TD Bank North was robbed in October.

Thoughts of Spring 2018 were on the minds of these volunteer farmers at the Community Farm with the planting of daffodil bulbs in early November.

Coolish but not cold weather brought out crowds for the Holiday Stroll the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The event is a twice yearly affair the other bookend being the Spring Stroll both put on by the local Holliston Business Association.

 

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Have they caught the robbers yet??

- Bill Wilson | 12/31/17 10:44 AM

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