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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 Sunday, August 18th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. This will be in conjunction with the final Town of Greece Summer Concert Series featuring Zac Brown Tribute Band. Confirmed Food Truck Vendors participating include local favorites Effortlessly Healthy, Wraps on Wheels, Cheesed and Confused, Rob’s Al Dente, Meat the Press, Snowie of WNY, Lugia’s Ice Cream, Macarollin’, Rob’s Kabob’s, Sugary Delights, Dave’s Fine Food, Heintzelmans BBQ Pit, and J&S Fried Dough.

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..

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 Sunday, August 18th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. This will be in conjunction with the final Town of Greece Summer Concert Series featuring Zac Brown Tribute Band. Confirmed Food Truck Vendors participating include local favorites Effortlessly Healthy, Wraps on Wheels, Cheesed and Confused, Rob’s Al Dente, Meat the Press, Snowie of WNY, Lugia’s Ice Cream, Macarollin’, Rob’s Kabob’s, Sugary Delights, Dave’s Fine Food, Heintzelmans BBQ Pit, and J&S Fried Dough.

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..

Yesterday, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich recognized the runner-up recipient of the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship. This year’s runner-up winner is Lily Witkoski from Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women. Lily received a recognition proclamation and a $500 scholarship check.

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. This scholarship has been established by the Town of Greece to highlight Jerry’s exceptional character, virtue, and lifelong love of learning and public service. With over 25 years of public service, Jerry served on the Greece Youth Board, was elected as Town Councilman for 10 years, and served as Deputy Supervisor until his untimely passing in July of 2014.

“Jerry was an upstanding citizen, co-worker, and friend and the love he had for his community and public service are the foundations of this scholarship” said Supervisor Reilich. “Every year we had several applicants from all throughout the Greece community. Through careful consideration by the Greece Youth Board and the Helfer Family, this year’s runner-up provided an excellent example of leadership, public service, and volunteerism. I was proud to take part in yesterday’s ceremony and congratulate Lily, who is an outstanding member of our community and who is helping to continue on the legacy of Jerry Helfer”.  

Lily is a very active member of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women. The activities she participates in include captain of the Varsity Volleyball Team, treasurer of the Red Cross Club, a member of the National Honors Society, a volunteer with Mercy Service, and a member of Dress a Girl Club. In addition to her many school activates, Lily is also heavily involved in the community in such capacities as volunteering at soup kitchens, sorting food, helping kids with homework, helping at a women’s center, and playing games with the elderly at a nursing home. Lily will be attending Ave Maria University this fall to study either accounting or business.

Congratulations to Lily Witkoski on being chosen as the runner-up recipient of the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship! The Town of Greece is very proud of you and stands behind you as you continue to set examples of volunteerism and leadership in our community.

By order of the President, the flags on Town Hall Campus will be lowered to half-staff as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible acts of violence perpetrated on August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas, and on August 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich received the following information and would like to share it with Greece residents. The New York Seas Grant will be hosting an Erosion Management Workshop for Lake Ontario Shoreline Residents. The workshop will be held Friday, August 30th, 2019 from 2:00pm-4:30pm at the Parkview Lodge in Webster Park.

Shoreline residents experiencing erosion problems on their shorelines are invited to learn about management options, including engineered and nature-based shoreline treatments. NYSDEC Permitting will be discussed as well as NYSDOS Coastal Consistency Review.

Registration is required to attend this workshop. Register must be made through the Cornell Cooperative Extension website: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=shorelinemanagement2019_112.

Any questions should be directed to Great Lakes Coastal Process and Hazards Specialist Roy Widrig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Supervisor Bill Reilich, along with Town of Greece Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon and Greece Town Board members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen, and Diana Christodaro, announce the annual Fall Shredding Event for Greece residents.

This free Shredding Event will be held Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Services will be provided by Shred-Text. For more information about the company, please call 247-5250 or visit their website at www.shredtext.com.

 “This is the second year we have organized a free shredding event for Greece residents” said Supervisor Reilich. “Turnout for this event last year was huge, and we are prepared for volumes of participation at this year’s event as well. I, our Greece Council Members, and our Receiver of Taxes are excited to yet again offer this free service to Greece residents. We will all be on hand to assist residents with unloading their cars throughout the duration of the event”.

The Digital Book Mobile National Tour is making a stop at the Greece Public Library Main Branch, located at 2 Vince Tofany Boulevard, on Tuesday, August 13th, from 10:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesday, August 14th, from 2:00pm – 7:00pm.

The Digital Book Mobile is a 53-foot long traveling exhibit that provides devices, internet connectivity and expert guidance to the local library's digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks. It is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the Greece Public Library’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts. For images and more information, visit https://digitalbookmobile.com/. To browse the libraries’ ebooks and more, visit www.overdrive.com.

            Below are the services that the Digital Book Mobile offers:

  • Community members can explore the digital services available at public libraries in Greece.
  • Readers can learn how to browse and borrow from Seymour Library’s and Greece Public Library’s collections of ebooks and audiobooks.
  • Equipped with interactive workstations featuring video tutorials, touchscreen activities, and devices to sample titles and more.
  • Library staff and eReading experts available to guide visitors.
  • Tours are free and open to the community; full Digital Bookmobile schedule at digitalbookmobile.com.
  • Readers with a valid library card can borrow their favorite titles 24/7 by visiting https://keyslibraries.overdrive.com or downloading OverDrive's one-tap reading app, Libby.

 “I’m very excited that Greece was chosen as a stop on the digital bookmobile tour.” Said Supervisor Reilich. “Residents can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/.  Residents in Greece are fortunate that the Greece Public Library subscribes to a higher level subscription and therefore we have more access to eBooks than any other library in the County”.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich would like to remind residents that signup forms for the Annual 5K Freedom Run are available 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 thru Saturday, June 29th at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun. Hard copy registration forms are also available on the second floor of Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Boulevard. The 5K Freedom Run will be part of the Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth July Celebration.

Packet pickup will take place on Monday, July 1st, Tuesday, July 2nd, and Wednesday, July 3rd at the second floor of Greece Town Hall from 9am-5pm. A t-shirt will be given to every person who pre-registers. A medal will be given to every person who finishes the race. The cost of pre-registration is $25/person.

Check-in will take place at 7:00am on July 4th at the Greece Town Hall Campus and the race will begin at 7:30am. Day-of registration will be available. The cost of day-of registration will be $30/person. The course will begin and end near the Town of Greece Court House (4 Vince Tofany Boulevard). Timing for the 5k will be conducted by Yen Timing Services. The course map is available on the Town of Greece website under the “Special Events” tab on the lower right hand corner of the website.

In addition to the 5K Freedom Run, the Town of Greece will also be hosting a “Super Hero Sprint” for children. This event will begin at 9:00am and will be one mile in length. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a super hero mask. Register in person at the Greece Community and Senior Center or online at www.greeceny.gov/departments/cscparks. Registration is available thru July 4th for $6/child.

Supervisor Bill Reilich would like to invite all to attend the Annual Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4th, 2019. This family-friendly event 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 activities, including a Super Hero Sprint for kids, food trucks, children and family activities, musical performances, and concluding with a fireworks spectacle. ADA compliant buses will be available at Greece Athena High School to transport people to the festivities, as there is no parking at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Shuttles will begin departing at 4:30PM and will run continuously throughout the evening until 11:30PM.  The full schedule can be found below.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 AM   – 5K Freedom Run Registration

(Pre-register at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun. Printable registration forms can be found on the Town of Greece website at https://www.greeceny.gov/special-events. Hard copy registration forms are available at Greece Town Hall).

7:30 AM -- 5K Race Begins

(All race participants must move their vehicles off the Greece Town Hall Campus by 10am)

9:00 AM – Super Hero Sprint for Kids

(All race participants must move their vehicles off the Greece Town Hall Campus by 10am)

4:30 PM – Food Trucks Open

(Current list of food trucks participating include J&S Fried Dough, Daves Fine Food, Robs Kabobs, Lugias Ice Cream, Snowie Mobile, Chefs Catering, Macarollin’, Goodes Restaurant, The Chuck Wagon, and The Meatball Truck)

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Children’s Activities

(Activities include inflatables, face painting, a rock wall, crafts, and yard games)

5:30-7:30 PM – First Act Ruby Shooz

(Concert held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion)

8:00 PM – Second Act Nik & The Nice Guys  

(Concert held at the Greece Town Hall Pavilion)

Dusk – Fire Works Display

(Supervisor Reilich would like to remind all viewing the fireworks display to please bring lawn chairs or blankets)

We hope you will join us for this fun and family-friendly event!