From the Supervisor – July 2017

By on July 5, 2017

Although it has been a rather rainy spring season, I hope you’ve been able to enjoy those intermittent sunny days we’ve been having in Greece! We have been busy here at Town Hall planning and organizing all of the great events we have coming up over the next couple months.

On June 11th from 1pm – 4pm, we hosted one of the biggest events of the year: The Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo. This was in conjunction with the first Concerts at the Hall event featuring the Boomers. The food vendors that participated this year are Lugia’s Ice Cream, Barb-B-Que Inc, J&S Fried Dough, Daves Fine Food, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Cheesed and Confused, Robs Kabobs, Midnight Smokin’ BBQ, and Red Osier. Proceeds collected from the Food Truck Rodeo will go towards the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship, which provides the Greece community with the opportunity to recognize a student that regularly upholds exemplary moral values, devotes time and energy into helping serve the Greece community, and consistently displays outstanding leadership skills.

This past May, the Greece Town Board and I held ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new Precinct 1 Police Headquarters. The new 28,000-square-foot facility, located at the Greece Town Hall Campus, provides much needed space and upgrades to Greece Police employees. The name of the new police station is the Gerald D. Phelan Police Headquarters, which was named in honor of former Greece Police Chief Gerald D. Phelan who served the Greece Community as Police Chief for nearly 20 years. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, I had the privilege of presenting Gerald and his wife, Kathy, with a framed picture of the new police station.

On Memorial Day, I was honored to once again co-host with the American Legion Post Number 468 the Town of Greece Annual Memorial Day Parade and Celebration. The day started off with a remembrance ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post. The Memorial Day Parade kicked off at noon and featured such participants as the Greece Town Board and other Elected Officials, Legion Posts, the Rochester Honor Flight, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, Fire and Police Departments, Ambulance Services, Marching Bands, the Taekwondo School, Rochester Street Machines, and many more. Following the parade was the Town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony, where Commander Mark Ostrander and I gave remarks in memory of those who served our country and paid the ultimate price. Conflict names were also read in remembrance of those who lost their lives serving our country. Those in attendance had the opportunity to visit the Gary Beikirch Veterans Memorial Wall, located on the east side of Greece Town Hall, where 28 new veteran names were recently inscribed. The day concluded with a post event luncheon hosted by the American Legion.

The Town of Greece again hosted the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. The day kicked off with the 5k Freedom Run for adults and the Scooby Stars and Stripes Run for kids.  Plenty of activities followed the 5k, including performances by Mickey Dolenz the Voice of the Monkees and Beatlemagic, food trucks, and the fireworks display!

As always, I enjoy hearing feedback from residents about programming and other town related matters. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office or visit our website.