Linda Ahronian Honored at State House
by Leah Robins 5/16/12
Holliston resident Linda Ahronian was named a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2012 class of Unsung Heroines. Linda is one of 88 women from across the Commonwealth recognized for their work to enrich our communities.
“I am so glad for this opportunity to be able recognize Linda Ahronian for all the work she does in Holliston and throughout Massachusetts. Her good work plays a vital role in strengthening our community and today was a special opportunity to say thank you,” said Dykema.
An active member and past president of the local Lions Club, Linda is a perpetual volunteer, helping coordinate annual events including a local carnival, triathlon and pancake breakfast to raise funds that benefit the local food pantry, public services, and scholarships for local youth and the sight impaired. Linda was also key in helping establish a local “Leo’s” organization that fosters community service among young people and provides opportunities to students to begin giving back to the community at a young age. Linda is also a dedicated and active supporter of efforts to combat cancer, annually volunteering and raising funds for Relay for Life and Holliston Walks Against Breast Cancer.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities.
State Representative Carolyn Dykema represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).