I Dig This Town

By on August 22, 2017

“I Dig This Town” was held on August 5 at the Greece Town Hall Campus. An assortment of vehicles provided by the DPW, Greece Fire Department, Greece Police, Greece Volunteer Ambulance, Greece Central School District – Bus and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department were on full display. Adults and children had the opportunity to climb on and see up close these vehicles that are working in their communities.

Peter O’Brien, Director of Greece Parks and Recreation, organized the event with help from Town Supervisor Bill Reilich. Both organizers agreed that the event has evolved since it began as a “Climb Aboard” into the overwhelming success it is today. O’Brien said, “This is the only event in the county that showcases everything that Greece has to offer, and it is free to the public. No other town does it this way.”

The Town of Greece plans to incorporate more community events that encourages neighbors get to know their neighbors, and to have a great afternoon with fun activities for the entire family. “I Dig This Town” was created for that purpose.

Tony’s on Ridge, sponsor of this event, Monroe County Water Authority, Town of Greece Library, Town of Greece Community and Senior Center, Arlene’s Costumes, Zuperbounce, Magic by Amazing Joe and Greece Paint Alley Clowns all had booths and activities for families to visit.

Jonny Buckert, from Rochester, was taking his daughters to the Greece Library with no idea the event was going on. Jonny said, “This is fantastic. What a pleasant surprise.” Lucas Schlueter and Kira Spinelli both said, “The bounce house is our favorite thing to do.” Jalen Rumph loved the Sheriff’s Armored Personnel Carrier, and Emma Carlson said, “I think it is a great place to have fun.”

Photos by Karen Fien