From the Supervisor – July 2018

By on July 3, 2018

With warmer days here again, here at Town Hall we are preparing for a very busy summer filled with our fun and family-friendly annual events. We are excited to bring back community favorites such as the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo, Summer Concert Series, the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, and many more.

I was honored to once again co-host the Town of Greece Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony with the Greece American Legion Post #468.The Memorial Day Parade featured such participants as Greece Post 468 Color Guard, Legion Posts, the Rochester Honor Flight, the Monroe County Veteran Services Agency, the Greece Town Board, Elected Officials, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, Fire and Police Departments, Ambulance Services, Marching Bands, the Taekwondo School, Lucky Tikes Daycare, and the Rochester Street Machines. Following the parade was the Town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony, where remarks were given and conflict names were read in memory of those who served our country and paid the ultimate price. All in attendance had the opportunity to visit the Gary Beikirch Veterans Memorial Wall, located on the east side of Greece Town Hall, where 26 new veteran names were recently inscribed. Since the dedication of our Veteran’s Memorial Wall on May 31, 1999, we have added thousands of names to the wall. Thank you to all who came out to join us on Memorial Day as we honored and remembered all those who have served our great country.

We are also in full swing in preparation for our Town’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. This annual event takes place on July 4th and is free and open to the public. The 5K Freedom Run will kick off the day’s festivities and lead into a day filled with family friendly activities, including a Super Hero Sprint for kids, food trucks, children’s activities, musical performances, and concluding with a fireworks spectacle. Musical performers this year include the popular band Orleans, and Rochester’s very own Josie Waverly! If you are interested in participating in the Freedom Run 5k, you can find signup forms on the Town of Greece website under the “Special Events” tab on the lower right hand corner of the website. You may also register through the Run Sign Up Website at Medals and t-shirts will be given to everyone who pre-registers.

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