From the Supervisor – August 2016
The Third Annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in the Town of Greece saw thousands of attendees flock to Town Hall for the day’s festivities. Kicking off the day was our 5K Freedom Run and the Scooby Stars and Stripes Fun Run. This year we had record numbers with over 200 people signing up for the 5k and 50 for the Scooby Stars and Stripes this year’s races turned out to be a great success.
Later in the afternoon, bouncy houses, and games were available for kids and families to enjoy. This year we had two musical performances for residents to enjoy. Starting out the evening were the Boomers followed by the five time Grammy nominated band, Ambrosia, who had the crowd on their feet during their whole performance. Finishing out the night in true Fourth of July fashioned was our biggest fireworks display yet which took place over the Town Court building. It was estimated that over 15,000 people made their way to Town Hall to view the fireworks. Both the front lawn and the parking lot were jam-packed with blankets, chairs and families looking above at our spectacular fireworks display. Fourth of July always holds a special place in every community across the United States and every year we are happy to continue to bring this event to Greece bearing no cost to the taxpayers. Our top sponsors this year, included Wegmans, Bob Johnson Chevrolet, M&T Bank and Mark IV Construction all helping to make the event possible.
While the 4th has passed the Town is still busy planning the next event for town residents. Coming up on August 2nd will be National Night Out. For the second time, we will be hosting this at 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. Following National Night Out will be the I Dig This Town event On August 6th. 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 file note, make sure to check out our next summer concert Josie Waverly on Sunday, July 31st followed by 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. In addition to our summer concert series we will begin featuring movies for families at our Towns Pavilion. All movies are free to the public. The next showing will take place Friday August 26 where we will be featuring Zootopia. For more information please call our Community and Senior Center at 723-2425.
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.