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From the Supervisor – July 2019

By on July 3, 2019

Warmer days have finally arrived in Greece! Here at Town Hall we have prepared for a very busy summer filled with 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 began at noon and featured such participants as Greece Post 468 Color Guard, local Legion Posts and Veteran Groups, the Rochester Honor Flight, Elected Officials, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout troops, Fire, Police, and Ambulance Departments, Greece Athena Marching Band, the Taekwondo School, Dependable Medical Transportation, 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 13 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 hope to see you at our annual Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo event. This event will be held on Sunday, August 18th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and will be held in conjunction with the final Greece Summer Concert Series featuring the popular Zac Brown Tribute Band. The proceeds raised from the event will go towards the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Award Scholarship, which is awarded to a student within the Greece community that regularly upholds exemplary moral values, devotes time and energy into helping serve the Greece community, and consistently displays outstanding leadership skills. 

We are also in full swing in preparation for our Town’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. This annual event will take place on Thursday, July 4th and is free and open to the public. 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.