Citizen of the Year Award
by Bill Tobin 7/28/12
Now is the time to nominate the Holliston citizens of the year, one guy and one gal...
The nominee must be a Holliston resident who has not previously been selected.
This is a great honor to bestow on a citizen who has demonstrated energy, enthusiasm and accomplishment.
The selection is made by the Celebrate Hollston Committee and the winner will be presented to the Town on Saturday, September 22nd at Celebrate Holliston Field Day.
A major activity of the day is the naming of the one man and the one woman who will henceforth be known as the Citizens of the Year, 2012.
Who do you think has made an outstanding contribution to the town? Is it someone who is diligently working quietly behind the scene? Or is it someone who is in the public eye?
Many residents will come to mind and deserve recognition, but they can not receive the award twice, even though as past citizens of the year they contnue to work dilligently for the town.
To avoid the temptation to nominate the obvious, check out this list of past winners and do not nominate them again.
Citizens of the year, since 1992, 20 men and 20 women.
1992 Marilyn Salerno Herbert "Herb" Brockert, Sr.
1993 Nancy Norris Robert Nemet
1994 Sylvia Stickney Carl Damigella
1995 Alice Baker Louis "Lou" Paltineri
1996 Barbara Gardner Owen Boyd
1997 Kyle Ryan Bobby Blair
1998 Jacqueline Dellicker Paul Guidi
1999 Mary Greendale Marty Perlman
2000 Joann Hulbert Joseph Gallerani
2001 Deborah Moore John Paltrineri
2002 Roseann Costello Joseph Damigella, Jr
2003 Andrea Minihan Henry Dellicker
2004 Susan Haley Peter Ferrelli
2005 Sherri Anderson John Shannahan
2006 Amy Porter Peter Barbieri
2007 Sally Calhoun Roger Gandini
2008 Patty Osten Charles Cole
2009 Margaret Bowles Jonathan Juhl
2010 Sheila Joslin Mark Ahrononian
2011 Joanne Apesos Craig Denman
Fill out the nominee form, with the names of the nominee and the reasons why this person is nominated and drop it off at Town Hall, Coffee Haven, Fiske's, Bazel's, Superette, Depot Package Store or the Senior Center not later than August 31st. You may also mail it to PO Box 6476, Holliston, MA 01746
Nominate on line at www.celebrateholliston.com/vote.html
Do nominate. But check out the above list and do not duplicate -- even if tempted.
Remember -- you are nominating, not casting a vote.