Holliston’s Heroes Announced
Celebrate Holliston’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce the winners of “Celebrate Holliston’s Heroes”. Due to the pandemic and the cancellation of field day, the CH Board decided that there are “hidden heroes” who helped the town during this health crisis that should be recognized.
Over 40 individuals and groups who were nominated and Citizen of the Year committee is so grateful for all of their contributions and hard work to help Holliston weather this health crisis. After much discussion and deliberation, the COTY committee recommended the following individuals and groups and they were approved at the October CH Board meeting.
Here are the individuals and groups that will be honored at next year’s Field Day and why we are honoring them.
Meaghan Alexis – Megan created Birthday Parades for young Holliston children – She coordinated over 200 parades including providing directions, decorations, and made sure that each child could “see” their friends on their special day. If there were not a lot of cars in the parade, she coordinated friends to help make the celebration special! She brought joy to Holliston families during this difficult time.
Holiday Dreams and Anthony’s on the Green – Holiday Dreams pivoted from there typical volunteer work to provide 10,000 meals to Holliston children during the school closure; they then partnered with Anthony’s on the Green. Together, they prepared many of the meals to community kids in need – the restaurant was modified to help provide takeout meals for the community at large at reasonable rates.
Holliston Food Pantry – Throughout this pandemic, the HFP did not stop, in fact increased their service to the community. Due to this health crisis, they could not allow anyone into the pantry, so instead they rallied their volunteers and delivered food to over 140 families who were food insecure every week throughout the pandemic.
HCAT – Spiritual healing and being connected to one’s church was vital for so many during COVID19. HCAT recorded live services from many different congregations every Sunday so anyone who was unable to attend a service in person, could still feel connected to their congregation.
Holliston Lions Club – This club helped to deliver school lunches, food pantry supplies, and provided laptops for local hospitals so COVID patients could zoom with family members who were not allowed in the hospital. They all delivered lunches to Holliston seniors in lieu of their annual cookout.