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Celebrate Holliston 2009 Was Cancelled Due to Bad Weather

by Press Release
August 10, 2017

Celebrate Holliston is September 17, 2017

Remember When: Celebrate Holliston Cancelled until 2010

 

Due to the unfavorable weather conditions predicted for this weekend, including the anticipated rain on Friday which will impact the field conditions at Goodwill Park, the Celebrate Holliston Committee has been forced to cancel this year's festivities. This includes the parade, field day and Old Tyme Baseball Game.

We thank everyone in the community for all of their support and we promise to be back next year bigger and better than ever.

Please note that this year's Citizens of the Year Margaret Bowles and Jon Juhl will be recognized before the commencement of the Special Town Meeting on Monday October 26, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the High School Auditorium.


("Bowlesy" in her honorary cheerleader's jacket)

Margaret Bowles has been a resident of Holliston for over sixty years.  She is best known for being the “cafeteria mom” at the Placentino/Miller Schools where she has been a fixture for over forty years.  At one time, she also worked as a school crossing guard.  She would make sure all the kids had their lunch, then put on her vest and help them cross the street. 

Margaret is kind, caring and thoughtful, and always filled with warm words for every child she serves.  The students, parents and facility of the Holliston Elementary Schools have come to know her as one of the most dependable, compassionate and considerate members of their staff.

Margaret is also an institution at the Pop Warner Football games where for years she helped with the concession stands, equipment booth, clean up and whatever else needed to be done.  To this day, you will find her at the A-team games that her grandson helps coach on Sunday mornings or at the Holliston High School Football Friday night home games, where she is on the sidelines with pompons in hand!

Since arriving in Holliston, Margaret has been the kind of woman who not only promotes community service but lives her life committed to community service.  From the time her children were young, she would bake for nursing homes and those in need during the holidays, always in her quiet unassuming way. She is a regular at St. Mary’s morning services and can be found helping her church in too many ways to count. Margaret is also a fixture during the Senior Center’s Annual Fair, always in the kitchen, doing whatever needs to be done.

(Jon presents the recommendations of the Police Station Building Committee at the groundbreaking ceremony)

Aside from renovating needy town institutions, Jon has coached intramural basketball, both girls and boys, as well the Long Distance Tire team in the Holliston Men’s Senior Softball Spring League. He has also been an active member of the Flagg-Cole Redevelopment Committee, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Mission Springs Senior Housing Board.

Jon’s passion to restoring buildings with character and history became evident while renovating Holliston’s Town Hall.  He believed that the building's 1850's character needed to be preserved while updating the building for 21st century technology and needs.  This project was a natural precursor to the new police station.  The police station had its own unique needs and problems, but even in these tough economic times, Jon was able to shepherd this project to its completion.

Jon is best known for his kind, thoughtful and inclusive way of bringing many groups and opinions together.  His ability to keep massive and complicated projects moving forward is a tribute to his talent and his perseverance.  The Celebrate Holliston Committee unanimously voted him as Citizen of the Year 2009.

Jon Juhl has lived in Holliston for over 22 years. He has been married to his wife Karen for 26 years and has two kids in college, Katie and Brian. Jon is best known for his work on many major projects in town.

 

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