From the Supervisor – July 2016
A lot has taken place a Town Hall in preparation for a summer filled with many different events for all ages. As always, a lot of planning has taken place for our third annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. This year we will start out the day with our Third Annual Freedom Run 5k followed by the Scooby Stars and Striped Fun Run. If you are interested in signing up please visit www.runsignup.com and search for Town of Greece Freedom Run 5k to register or visit our Town’s website and download the registration form. Our featured performance will be the 80’s hit band Ambrosia followed by a spectacular fireworks display to finish the day in true 4th of July Fashion.
The “Wild over Water” Zone officially opened for a second season on May 27th. One of the largest splash parks of its kind in the region, the W.O.W Zone was a huge hit last season and shows additional promise for another great year. I am happy to announce that we have many new improvements to the splash park this year as a result of resident feedback from last season which include increased shade, better seating, bottles of water for sale and a new parking lot. Additionally we are constructing new restroom facilities for use near the splash park that will be located near the Town Court building. Also new this year is the pass system to get into the W.O.W Zone. Greece town residents will receive a free key tag which they will use to swipe in each time they visit. This key tag is also valid for a free membership to the Community Center, located on the same campus. Entry is free for residents, and $5 for out of town visitors. For more information on how to obtain a key tag for this park, please contact the Community & Senior Center at 723-2425.
Coming up on August 2nd will be National Night Out. For the second time, we will be hosting this event at the Town Hall campus. Food trucks will be on hand to serve up dinner while the Greece Police Department and other local organizations will be hosting safety and anti- bullying demonstrations. On August 6th, I Dig This Town will also be held. The Public Works Department will be setting up trucks and equipment for kids to explore and play. Face painting and other activities will be available as well.
On a final note, make sure to check out the free summer concert series at Town Hall. Starting out this season’s concert series was the Beatles cover band Beatlemagic. The concert drew out hundreds of people who enjoyed the great outdoors while listening to their favorite Beatles songs. Coming up next is Josie Waverly on Sunday, July 31st and Gimmie Buffet on Sunday, August 14th. All concerts are free to the public and take place at the Pavilion at Town Hall from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
I hope that you will take advantage of all of our upcoming programs, and if I can be of assistance to you in any other town related matter please do not hesitate to contact our office at 225-2000.