By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Hopkinton – Two of the most well-known athletes in Massachusetts, as well as in the sport of marathon running are the father-son duo of Dick and Rick Hoyt. This past April, Dick, 72, and Rick, 50, completed their 30th Boston Marathon. To commemorate that special occasion Easter Seals Massachusetts commissioned Hopkinton artist Dustin Neece to do a painting of the Hoyts. A limited series of lithographs of the painting are now being sold as a fundraiser for the Easter Seals.
Pam Jernberg, a manager at E.L. Harvey and Sons, Inc., a Westborough-based business, noted that the company “has always been a huge supporter of the Easter Seals and Team Hoyt.”
“Harveys decided to purchase one of the lithographs and donate it to the town of Hopkinton,” she said. “We thought it would be a great way to honor the Hoyts and their accomplishments in a town where they have had so much success.”
In a ceremony held at the Hopkinton Town Hall on June 4 the lithograph was officially presented to town officials. The Hoyts, state Sen. Karen Spilka, D-Ashland and state Rep. Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, were also in attendance.
The lithograph was framed by Ed Turner, the owner of Art and Frame Emporium in Westborough.
(Photos/courtesy Ed Turner)