The beloved Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Event was held yesterday in celebration of Independence Day. This is the fifth year the Town of Greece has organized and hosted this celebration at the Greece Town Hall Campus. This popular event is free and open to the public.
The day kicked off at 7:30am with the Town of Greece Freedom Run 5k. Supervisor Reilich would like to thank all who braved the heat to participate in the 5k. Congratulations to first place male runner Jason McElwain (aka J-Mac) and first place female runner Laurie Weidert! Following the 5k was the Super Hero Sprint for kids. Every kid was a super hero that day as they followed Batman, Captain America, and Super Mario in warm ups and a fun run around the Greece Town Hall Campus. Congratulations to our young resident, Jared Wade, on finishing in first place!
Evening festivities picked up around 4:00pm with the opening several food trucks, including local favorites Lugia’s Ice Cream, Rob’s Kabob’s, J&S Fried Dough, Sully’s, Red Osier, Macarollin’, and Dave’s Fine Food. Family-friendly and children’s activities were in full swing as kids enjoyed bounce houses, games, and were treated to a free book from the Library Book Mobile “Free Books for Kids” Cart!
At 6:00, the first act of the night – Josie Waverly – performed at the Greece Town Pavilion. Josie Waverly has performed all over the United States as a headliner as well as an opening act for many of Nashville’s leading entertainers. Heavily involved in the Greater Rochester community, Josie has been named “Hilton’s Citizen of the Year”, was featured in the Rochester Women Magazine, established the late “Josie’s Country Jukebox” in Spencerport, and much more!
Following Josie Waverly, Supervisor Bill Reilich took the stage and recognized local representatives who were present at the celebration and introduced the main act of the night: Orleans. Orleans actually performed the first year Supervisor Reilich held the 4th of July Celebration and they were so popular he wanted to bring them back! The unique pop/rock band has been entertaining fans since 1972.
The huge celebration ended with a bang – literally! The Town of Greece is proud to have one of the best firework displays in Monroe County, and this year did not disappoint. Supervisor Reilich would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy Independence Day in the Town of Greece!
The Town of Greece would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions to our celebration: Wegmans, M&T Bank, Mark IV Enterprises, Campobello Construction, and Bob Johnson Chevrolet.
“The Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebrations draws thousands every year” said Supervisor Reilich. “From the 5k in the morning to the fireworks display at night, the day is filled with fun activities for people of all ages. Thank you for all who came out to celebrate with us! I am happy to announce that for the 5th year in a row, we have been able to provide the best fireworks show around and at no cost to taxpayers”.