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From the Supervisor

By on February 7, 2019
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As I look back on this past year, I am grateful to all the residents of this town who help to make Greece a wonderful place to live. I hope everyone had a very safe and happy holiday season! 

This past month, hundreds of residents braved the cold weather to join us for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Family Christmas Party. We were treated to a fantastic performance by the U of R Yellowjackets, followed by a visit from Santa! An explosion of colors lit the night sky as the Greece Town Board members and I held the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Following the Tree Lighting, residents gathered in the Community Center for the Family Christmas Party. Activities included face painting, a giant inflatable snow-globe, games, Rockin’ Rick DJ, crafts, free coffee from Starbucks, cotton candy, and hot chocolate! The Library Book Mobile Cart was also there, and the library staff helped to distribute 500 free books to kids! For those who wanted to continue braving the cold weather, a marshmallow roasting station was set up outside. Thank you to all who joined us for this festive holiday event. 

I would like to thank each and every person who participated in the Town of Greece Giving Tree Project this past year. This project provided an opportunity for community members to help families in need during the holiday season by donating winter apparel. At the conclusion of the project, the donated items were given to Mission Share Outreach Center of Greece, NY. I was humbled and inspired to witness community members selflessly give this holiday season to bring the spirit of Christmas to those in need. This is truly a caring community and the ways in which our community comes together to support one another makes me very thankful to live in this town. 

Be sure to check out the new webpage on our Town of Greece website. Residents may now view the tri-annual Talk of the Town newsletter in PDF form on the Town of Greece website! Go to www.greeceny.gov and from the “Resident” tab, click “Talk of the Town Newsletter”. The webpage can also be accessed directly here: www.greeceny.gov/residents/talk-of-the-town-newsletter. The most recent version of the Newsletter is on the webpage. Check out the Newsletter for information on all the great events, services, and recognitions the Town of Greece offers. 

During the December Greece Town Board Meeting, I had the privilege of presenting proclamations and medals to two individuals who have made an impact on our community. I would like to congratulate Karlee Auld for her achievement of Gold Award in the Greece Girl Scout Troop. Very few complete all of the requirements needed to achieve this status, as it involves a great deal of planning and effort towards a community project. Karlee received the Gold Award for her efforts towards a project to create care packages to send to troops overseas and to also educate elementary children on the jobs that soldiers perform. I would also like to congratulate Bailey Sykes on achieving Eagle Scout ranking in Troop #195. In order to attain Eagle Scout, Bailey installed three cedar benches in the Natural Burial section of Ascension Garden Cemetery. The Town of Greece is very proud of these two fine individuals! 

From my family to yours, I wish you a Happy New Year!