2021 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – Heather Scaringella

Heather Scaringella moved to Holliston in 1998 with her husband and two sons, Thomas and Tyler, who are now in high school and college.  In her 23-year tenure living in Holliston, Heather has given her time and talents to numerous organizations in Holliston and surrounding towns.

Heather is passionate about education and helping every student rise to the top of their potential. She has volunteered at the schools as both Vice President and President of the Elementary PTO; was a member of the 2009-2010 District Planning Committee; a Parent Representative to the Miller School Council as well as Co-Chair of the Miller School Playground Renovation Project.  She is currently on the Holliston Early Childhood Council.

Her passion can also be seen through her work with grant writing for the MA EEC which provided access to childcare for low-income Holliston Families. She managed this program while working with families and childcare centers, in town, to allocate funding which allowed parents to send their child to daycare without worrying about the cost.

She also is on the Grant Committee for the Framingham Union Aide Association (which supports Holliston FD and PD.  She has co-chaired the Celebrate Holliston Committee (and is presently on their Board); volunteers to cook for the Salvation Army; was a member of the Christian Ed Committee and enjoyed teaching Sunday School. Presently, Heather is a mentor for high school students interested in attending college.

Melissa Ford and Heather Scaringella presenting Sgt. Matt Waugh and Officer John Loftus funds for an AED on behalf of the Framingham Union Aid Association in May, 2021.

Heather stated that “I enjoy volunteering because it allows me to learn about others, listen to their diverse experiences, and contribute to making meaningful impacts in people’s lives, no matter the size of the impact. I have lived in 8 states and, from that, grew a desire to welcome and embrace others.”

Please join us in celebrating these two outstanding volunteers at our Street Festival on Saturday September 18; they will be honored at the “stage” in front of the Fire Station at 10am.

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  1. Stacey Raffi on September 10, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations Heather!!

  2. Steve Bradford on September 10, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations Heather. So very well deserved.

  3. Jackie Dellicker on September 10, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Well earned Congratulations!

    • Susan Kluiber on September 10, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      Well deserved Heather! Congratulations Holliston for having this compassionate hard-working woman!

  4. Martha Devoe on September 10, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Congratulations Heather! Wonderful recognition for your contributions to our community.

  5. Kathy Shore on September 10, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Congratulations Heather !! Holliston is so blessed and lucky to have you !! So we’ll deserved!

  6. Paul Saulnier on September 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    You have obviously made a difference here in Holliston. Thanks for your dedication and spirit.
    Now I know your name.

  7. Andrea Chesmore on September 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Awesome, Heather! Congratulations! Well deserved!

  8. Camilla King on September 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Congratulations, Heather!

  9. Patty Osten on September 11, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Congratulations Heather! I always enjoyed when our volunteer paths crossed!

  10. Jennifer Cote on September 11, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Congratulations Heather!

  11. Linda Schumacher on September 11, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Congratulations to Heather! You are truly a gift to Holliston and beyond!

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