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Supervisor Bill Reilich is thrilled to bring back the beloved Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration this year! Last year, due to restrictions surrounding the Pandemic, Supervisor Reilich had to make the difficult decision to cancel this popular community event. Supervisor Reilich is excited to bring back all the family friendly activities this year!

The 5K Freedom Run will kick off the day’s festivities and lead into a day filled with family friendly activities including the Super Hero Sprint for kids, food trucks, musical performances, and a fireworks spectacle! The full schedule can be found below:

Tentative Schedule of Events – As of 6/18/21

7:00 AM   – 5K Freedom Run Registration

Registration forms can be found on the Town of Greece website under the “Special Events” section: https://greeceny.gov/special-events. Registration forms are also available on the Run Sign Up website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun .

7:30 AM   -- 5K Race Begins

A t-shirt and medal will be given to every participant.

9:00 AM – Super Hero Sprint

Register online here: https://bit.ly/21superherosprint . Please arrive by 8:45 for stretches and warmups!

5:30 PM -- Food Trucks Open

Food truck participants will be revealed soon.

6:00 PM – Bounce Houses and Activities for Kids

6:00 PM – Nik and Nice Guys will perform

8:00 PM – Our featured performer “Gary Lewis and the Playboys” will take the stage

9:45 PM (approximately) – Fire Works Display

“As restriction continue loosening, my team and I are working around the clock to bring back beloved Town of Greece events to our residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “The Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is our most popular event and draws thousands of people each year, so I am extra excited to bring back this particular event this summer! Keep tuned in to my Facebook page - Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor, and the Town of Greece website for updated information”.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich would like to remind residents that registration forms for the Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July 5K Freedom Run are still available. The 5K Freedom Run will be a part of the Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth July Celebration.

Registration forms can be found on the Town of Greece website under the “Special Events” section: https://greeceny.gov/special-events

Registration forms are also available on the Run Sign Up website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun .

The cost of preregistration is $25. Day-of registration will be available, and that cost will be $30. A t-shirt and medal will be provided to every participant.

“I am thrilled to bring back the Old Fashioned 4th of July 5k Freedom Run” said Supervisor Reilich. This fun fitness run kicks off our day of celebration. More information regarding the Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration will be provided over the next several weeks. Keep tuned in to my Facebook page - Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor, and the Town of Greece website for more information”.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Mike Bloomer, and Diana Christodaro, Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon, and the members of the Town of Greece Youth Board hosted the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo yesterday, June 8th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. This was held in conjunction with the first Greece Summer Concert Series featuring the popular Zac Brown Tribute Band!  

Food Trucks that participated included local favorites Lugia’s Ice Cream, Meat the Press, Wraps on Wheels, Robs Kabobs, Brittany’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, and J&S Fried Dough. Zac Brown Tribute Band entertained guests with a variety of the beloved Zac Brown Band songs.

All proceeds collected from the event were donated to the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship fund. Jerry Helfer was a man of exceptional character and virtue who always exhibited kindness to anyone he encountered. Throughout his life, Jerry dedicated his time and talents to making our community a better place. One of Jerry’s first positons in public service was being a member of the Greece Youth Board. Additionally, Jerry served as Town Councilman from 1998 until 2009 and as Deputy Supervisor from January 2014 until his untimely passing in July of the same year.

The Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship 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. For more information about the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship, please contact the Greece Youth Board at 723-2934 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Thank you to all who came out to participate in and support the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo” said Supervisor Reilich. “We had a variety of food trucks participating to feed the crowds and a fantastic performance by Zac Brown Tribute Band! We were so happy to bring back this popular Town event that helps to support a scholarship dedicated to recognizing the outstanding youth in our community”.

Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that the Town of Greece was named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

The Town of Greece achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements which include a tree board, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“The Arbor Day Foundation has once again congratulated the Town of Greece on earning recognition as a 2020 Tree City USA. The Tree Council, our Greece Town Board, and I are committed to attaining this goal every year” said Supervisor Reilich. “Preserving our town’s natural beauty is a very important mission. I am honored that the Arbor Day Foundation has granted our Town with this distinguished title and is a testament to our community’s commitment in conserving our forestry and protecting the natural beauty of our town. We are proud to be recognized as a Tree City USA for the 24th consecutive year”.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

Please see the attached letter from the Arbor Day Foundation congratulating the Town of Greece on earning recognition as a 2020 Tree City USA.

Supervisor Reilich is pleased to announce that the We-Go Round Swing, which is an inclusive playground piece designed for wheelchair users, is being installed. The swing will be located at Basil Marella Park in the Town of Greece, located at 975 English Road and is a piece of a larger playground dedicated to inclusive play. The Town is working with Endless Highways to make the dream of inclusive play for all a reality.

“The We-Go-Round is a covered merry-go round type piece and will be our areas first inclusive swing designed for those in wheelchairs and will be supported by the Town of Greece. The We-Go-Swing allows children and adults in wheelchairs to swing together with friends and family” said Supervisor Reilich. “I believe inclusion and inclusive play should be at the forefront of our community. The ability for children of all ages and backgrounds to play together in a safe environment with their friends and family is important now, more than ever.”

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich announced today that registration forms for the Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July 5K Freedom Run are now available. The 5K Freedom Run will be a part of the Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth July Celebration.

Registration forms can be found on the Town of Greece website under the “Special Events” section: https://greeceny.gov/special-events

Registration forms are also available on the Run Sign Up website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun .

The cost of preregistration is $25. Day-of registration will be available, and that cost will be $30. A t-shirt and medal will be provided to every participant.

“I am thrilled to bring back the Old Fashioned 4th of July 5k Freedom Run” said Supervisor Reilich. This fun fitness run kicks off our day of celebration. More information regarding the Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration will be provided over the next several weeks. Keep tuned in to my Facebook page - Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor, and the Town of Greece website for more information”.

Supervisor Bill Reilich is thrilled to bring back the beloved Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration this year! Last year, due to restrictions surrounding the Pandemic, Supervisor Reilich had to make the difficult decision to cancel this popular community event. Supervisor Reilich is excited to bring back all the family friendly activities this year!

The 5K Freedom Run will kick off the day’s festivities and lead into a day filled with family friendly activities including the Super Hero Sprint for kids, food trucks, musical performances, and a fireworks spectacle! The full schedule can be found below:

Tentative Schedule of Events – As of 6/7/21

7:00 AM   – 5K Freedom Run Registration

Registration forms can be found on the Town of Greece website under the “Special Events” section: https://greeceny.gov/special-events. Registration forms are also available on the Run Sign Up website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun .

7:30 AM   -- 5K Race Begins

A t-shirt and medal will be given to every participant.

9:00 AM – Super Hero Sprint

Register online here: https://bit.ly/21superherosprint . Please arrive by 8:45 for stretches and warmups!

5:30 PM -- Food Trucks Open

Food truck participants will be revealed soon.

6:00 PM – Bounce Houses and Activities for Kids

6:00 PM – Nik and Nice Guys will perform

8:00 PM – Our featured performer “Gary Lewis and the Playboys” will take the stage

9:45 PM (approximately) – Fire Works Display

“As restriction continue loosening, my team and I are working around the clock to bring back beloved Town of Greece events to our residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “The Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is our most popular event and draws thousands of people each year, so I am extra excited to bring back this particular event this summer! More information regarding the Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration will be provided over the next several weeks. Keep tuned in to my Facebook page - Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor, and the Town of Greece website for more information”.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, in conjunction with Greece American Legion Post Number 468, hosted the Town of Greece Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, May 31, 2021. We were honored to name our first ever Grand Marshal, Gary Beikirch.

The Memorial Day Parade kicked off at 11:00am and featured such participants as Greece Post 468 Color Guard, local legion posts and veteran groups, Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board, scout troops, community service departments, musical bands, and many more patriotic participants.  

Following the parade was the Town of Greece Remembrance Ceremony, held at the Greece Town Campus Pavilion. During the Ceremony, Supervisor Bill Reilich and American Legion Post Number 468 incoming Commander Ed Wawrzaszek gave remarks in memory of those who served our country and paid the ultimate price. Supervisor Reilich also recognized all in the crowd who have had their names engraved on the Gary Beikirch Veterans Memorial Wall this year. This year, Gary Beikirch, who the Town of Greece Veteran Memorial Wall is named after, joined us for both the parade and ceremony. All in attendance had the opportunity to visit the Veterans Memorial Wall, located on the east side of Greece Town Hall, where 8 new veteran names were inscribed this year. Conflict names were read in remembrance of those who lost their lives serving our country. Those reading conflict names were Assemblyman Joshua Jensen, Councilman Mike Barry, Councilman Bill Murphy, Councilman Mike Bloomer, Councilwoman Diana Christodaro, and Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon. Singers and a trumpeter performed beautiful renditions of patriotic songs and Greece Post 468 Color Guard performed the Presentation of Colors and the Laying of Wreaths and Gun Salute. The ceremony concluded with a fireworks display in honor of the day.

 “Since the dedication of our Veteran’s Memorial Wall on May 31, 1999, we have added thousands of names to the wall” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “The Town of Greece is honored to have so many brave men and women who have fought for our freedom and our great Nation. It is my privilege to pay tribute to all Greece residents, and all of our military men and women throughout our country, who so selflessly served our nation.

“This Memorial Day drew the largest gathering I have seen in my time as Supervisor of the Town of Greece. We were humbled by the outpouring of support for our veterans and our decision to host the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. We listened to the voices in our community and worked tirelessly to bring back this event that pays tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. We were honored to bring back the activities of this day, which we were forced to hold remotely last year. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate and honor this solemn day” said Supervisor Reilich.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 26, 2021, in San Jose, California, the flags on the Greece Town Hall Campus will be flown at half-staff until sunset, May 30, 2021.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board invite all to attend the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo on Tuesday, June 8th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. This will be in conjunction with the Town of Greece Summer Concert Series featuring Zac Brown Tribute Band.

Jerry Helfer was a man of exceptional character and virtue who always exhibited kindness to anyone he encountered. Throughout his life, Jerry dedicated his time and talents to making our community a better place. One of Jerry’s first positons in public service was being a member of the Greece Youth Board. Additionally, Jerry served as Town Councilman from 1998 until 2009 and as Deputy Supervisor from January 2014 until his untimely passing in July of the same year. Proceeds collected from the Food Truck Rodeo will go towards the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship. There will also be a donation box at the event for anyone wishing to donate directly towards the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship Fund.

The Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship 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. For more information, please contact the Greece Youth Board at 723-2934 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“As you all know, we were unable to host this beloved event last year. I have been very excited these past few weeks with encouraging news of more opportunities for openings and gatherings. As more restrictions are lifted, my staff and I are working tirelessly to bring back the wonderful events that were not possible last year. I hope you and your family will join us for an evening of food, music, and fun!” said Supervisor Reilich.