Monday, December 19, 2011

Holliston Democrats Thank the Community

“159 families rely on our Food Pantry, Please help” read the bold sign that members of the Holliston Democratic Town Committee held every weekend since Thanksgiving. “We wanted to draw attention to a need in our community and believed that if people knew that the number of families was that big that they would be generous”, says Bill Dooling, the DTC coordinator for the collection.

And generous they were! In four weeks of collecting the DTC was proud to present $3,154. to the Food Pantry.

Good Work!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Leave the Cold Behind and Laugh!

Come on out for an evening of fast-paced improvisation and slapstick by the Boston Improv's Groaners for Donors. It will be a fun way to meet some of Holliston's finest and have a great night out while supporting local grassroots efforts in the 2012 elections.
A $25 tickets gets you admission, coffee and homemade deserts and a cash bar.

Saturday, January 28th at 7:00 at the Fairview Restaurant at the Pinecrest Golf Club, 212 Prentice Street, Holliston

Tickets available in advance or at the door. Call Beth Greely, 508-429-3965 or Lisa Kaplan 508-429-6354 for tickets or info.

"Fun is good." Dr. Suess

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Holliston DTC is collecting for the Holliston Food pantry every weekend until Christmas. 159 families rely on the Pantry and we want people to be aware of this great resource and to help out any way they can. To date we have raised over $1,200 for the pantry.

Please Join us in our new Political Junkie book group. We will meet once a month at someone's home to talk about books that get us thinking about politics, society and issues. Good conversation is absolutely a must! All are welcome! The Coffee Haven will stock our books or check them out on Amazon.

Our first meeting will be held at the home of Judy and Bob Gagnon at 960 Washington Street, Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 pm. Please call Judy with questions. 508-429- 9852 or email

January Book...
That Used to Be Us, How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

February Book..
Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right E>J>Dionne Jr.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Giving Thanks
Members of the Holliston DTC got together Wednesday evening and the apples and flour were flying. We made 9 pies of all assorted sizes and flavors. Then Thursday, Thanksgiving, a small group of us drove to Boston to give them to the protesters at Occupy Boston as a Thanksgiving gift. Members stayed and talked with the Occupy people and discussed the importance of their message and protest.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Great Time Was Had By All!

A hundred plus Holliston neighbors got together at the True Blue Blues and Bar-B-Q Saturday night and they talked, dined and boogied the night away. We were happy to meet so many new faces and hear what was on people's minds. There is a community of Democrats here in town who are looking for ways to connect in and make a difference in the 2012 election.

Senate Candidates Tom Conroy and Herb Robinson and a spokeswoman for Elizabeth Warren chatted with attendees about their issues. Senator Karen Spilka and Representative Carolyn Dykema were also here for the fun. Fat Lotta Good, a local Holliston blues band provided a great beat and kept things moving.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The True Blue Blues and Bar-B-Q

It’s been a long time since the Holliston Democrats have thrown a party. But that is about to change. The Holliston Democratic Town Committee is newly invigorated and reaching out to the people of Holliston who are interested in political action and the 2012 elections.

The Committee is holding its first fundraiser “The True Blue Blues and Bar-B-Q” Saturday October 22nd at the home of chairperson Beth Greely. The evening will include Fat Lotta Good, a local Blues band, and a sizzling bar-b-q.“We are hoping that people will come out for a good time and find that they love the energy of this group and want to get involved.”
says Greely.

“The response has been so positive to our event. I think that people are looking for a way to connect with like-minded people and just enjoy themselves. It’s all about community!” says Megan O’Brien, DTC event organizer.

“Our Bar-B-Q will be fun and just as political or non-political as each attendee wants to make it. Just interested, engaged people sharing a beer, a rib, a conversation and who knows, maybe even the dance floor!” says Lisa Kaplan, DTC event organizer.

Tickets for the True Blue Bar-B-Q are $30. and are available from Beth, 508-429-3965, from Lisa 508-429-6354 and from Megan 508-429-9091. Tickets are also available at the door. The menu includes, pulled pork, bar-b-q chicken, veggie burgers, assorted salads, baked beans and grilled veggies, cold beer and soft drinks and sweets. October 22nd, at 5:00 pm, at 1038 Washington Street, Holliston. All proceeds will support local Democratic grassroots efforts in the 2012 election.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Celebrate Holliston was a great day of talking to our neighbors. We connected with so many people who are concerned and ready to work to re-elect our President and replace Scott Brown with a strong Democratic Senator in Washington. Candidates, Herb Robinson and Tom Conroy showed up to meet Holliston citizens. A good time was had by all.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Holliston Democratic Committee took up a collection at our June meeting of food and paper goods to donate to the Holliston Food Panty's SOS Collection. Pictured here are Lisa Kaplan, Neil Osterweil and Judy Gagnon of the DTC with the pantry volunteers.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Holliston Democratic Town Committee recently donated a copy of "The United States Constitution: A graphic adaptation" to the Holliston Public Library, The Middle School Library and the High School Library. This novel tells the story of the Constitution in a popular graphic novel form and the committee hopes to encourage local young people to take an interest in government and civic responsibility. Pictured here are Ellen George(DTC), Leslie McDonnell, Town Library Director and Elaine Doyle(DTC)