Mr. Ivo Matias
440 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749

Dear Mr. Matias:
During last summer, I took a tour of the entire length of the Assabet River Rail Trail which runs about 5 miles through Hudson into Marlboro. Among the many backyards I viewed along the trail, many had been groomed to give a nice appearance toward the riders of the trail. However, your property and garden stood out above and beyond as the best and a true gem along the trail.
On behalf of those who have worked on getting the trail built through Hudson (we started almost 15 years ago), we would thank you for the added beauty you have provided to the Assabet River Rail Trail. Please find enclosed a certificate of appreciation and gift certificate to a local hardware store. We hope you can use it to buy supplies to maintain your garden.

Thank you very much.

On behalf of the Assabet River Rail Trail team
Michael A. Volk