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From the Supervisor – May 2019

By on May 2, 2019

We are in full planning mode here at Greece Town Hall as we organize all of our popular Spring and Summer events. Make sure to mark your calendars for our annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th. Also be on the lookout for details about our Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo, Greece Summer Concert Series, and the beloved Old Fashioned 4th of July event. 

This past month, our Greece Town Board Members and Greece Receiver of Taxes participated in the March for Meals Campaign, which is part of the Meals on Wheels Program. They spent the morning volunteering with representatives from the UR Medicine Home Care Program to deliver meals to senior citizens in our community. They were honored to participate in this wonderful program and help raise awareness of senior hunger. 

Join us at the Greece Town Hall Campus for our first Food Truck Rodeo and Summer Concert of the year on Tuesday, June 11th from 5:30-8:30. Enjoy a delicious meal from one of the many food trucks we have participating and enjoy live music from Eddie Lee & Closing Time Band! 

I was honored to visit Greece resident Vella Meadows and celebrate her 99th birthday with her and her family last month. Vella was born in Bukovo, Macedonia and came to America on the SS Conti de Savoia ship through Ellis Island in 1940. She was Naturalized in 1944, married Casimer Meadows in 1950, and then moved to the Town of Greece where she has resided ever since. On behalf of all Greece residents: Happy 99th Birthday, Vella. 

Our Town Parks are seeing several new updates this year. The plans for Basil Marella Park will focus on improving the soccer and football fields as well as the disc golf course. New bleachers have been purchased for both the soccer and football field. This Spring season, new soccer goals will be placed on two fields with plans to purchase additional replacements in the coming years. The Town is also excited to accept new soccer goals purchased by the Greater Greece Soccer Club. Greece Parks and Recreation Crew have also made renovations to the Donald Schlieter Lodge. These include a new kitchen, new flooring, new lighting, new ceiling, paint, and updated restrooms. The highlight of the renovation was updating an old office space to a new kitchen with sink, electric oven, refrigerator, microwave and counter space. 

Our annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 27th. As in years past, the parade will proceed down Long Pond from Janes Road to the Greece Town Hall Campus. The parade will start at 12:00 noon and will be followed by a Remembrance Ceremony held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion. Please join us as we honor all those who so selflessly gave their lives for our freedom. 

Our Spring Shredding Event has been scheduled for Thursday, May 16th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. I am happy to offer this free event to Greece residents twice per year. The next event will be held in the Fall and will be later in the evening. 

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. I would also like to invite you to follow my Facebook Page: Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor. This page serves as a platform for providing information for our residents and also for answering any questions you may have.