a gesture of appreciation and fun, the Upham's Corner Improvement
Association will be issuing "Golden Broom" awards to Upham's Corner
businesses and residents
who put forth special effort in maintaining a clean, well-swept and
attractive "face" to the community.
At their November 2011 meeting, UCIA agreed
that John Hosmer, proprietor of Dollar Store Plus at 775 Dudley Street,
would receive the first "Golden Broom Award."
For years John has been putting out a trash barrel in front of his
business, sweeping the sidewalk and putting the trash barrel back into
the store at the close of the business day. He does this quietly, almost without notice.
not help the neighborhood and the business district? I put out the
barrel, bring it in at night. The front of my business stays clean and
everybody is happy."
UCIA member Catherine Larget-Caplan presented the award to Mr. Hosmer
on November 10 and he accepted it in gratitude and with a smile.