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Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich extends his gratitude and appreciation to the community for the donations made to the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf this holiday season. Greece Town Hall set up 2 donation bins earlier this month – one located in the Community and Senior Center and the other located in the Atrium of Greece Town Hall – where residents were encouraged to drop off food items to be donated to the Greece Food Shelf. Over the course of 3 weeks, our great community donated 165 pounds of food!

The Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf, Inc. is an organization that helps provide food to families in need living in the Greece and Charlotte areas. Their purpose is to acquire, warehouse and distribute donated and purchased food and household products to benefit the families in need. Last year they served more than 5,400 people. Please call 585-277-5370 if you are interested in more information. 

“I am incredibly thankful to represent our great Town where I see residents come together time and again to help their neighbors in need” said Supervisor Reilich. “Seeing the outpouring of community support makes incredibly proud. On behalf of the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf and all those who will benefit from your donations, thank you”. 

Supervisor Reilich is excited to announce that this year the Town of Greece will be launching a “Giving Tree Project”. This project will provide an opportunity for community members to help families in need during the holidays.

The “Giving Tree” will be located at Greece Town Hall in the atrium from Friday, December 1st – Monday, December 18th. Tags will be placed on the tree indicating the specific item or items needed. Community members are invited to take a tag off the tree, purchase the item, and return the unwrapped item to the boxes located by the tree. At the conclusion of the project, the donated items will be given to Mission Share Outreach Center of Greece, NY.

Mission Share Outreach is a collaborative effort of 13 churches in the Town of Greece to serve those in need year round. If you are interested in learning more about Mission Share Outreach and volunteering with the organization, please visit their website at http://missionshareoutreach.org/.

“I am thrilled to be launching the “Giving Tree Project” this holiday season” said Supervisor Reilich. “I would like to thank the Walmart in Elmridge Plaza for donating the pre-lit tree for the project, and would also like to thank Mission Share Outreach for partnering with the Town of Greece as we bring the spirit of Christmas to those in need this holiday season. Time and again, I have witnessed residents in the Town of Greece stepping up and coming forward to help their neighbors in need. This is truly a caring community and I am so blessed to live in this Town”.

Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Chamber of Commerce yesterday welcomed 5-Star Urgent Care to Greece. The new business is located at 3648 Dewey Avenue.

5-Star Urgent Care has facilities all around New York State. Their goal is to provide a quick and convenient ER alternative for non-threatening ailments and injuries such as sprains and strains, bumps and bruises, and respiratory infections. Professional staff are equipped and available to treat patients without an appointment. 5-Star also performs on-site x-rays, stitches and lab testing for added convenience to patients.

 Supervisor Reilich was joined by Greece Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Lentini and several members of 5-Star Urgent Care to cut the ribbon and declare that their newest facility was open for business.

“I am always happy to welcome new businesses to the Town of Greece”. said Supervisor Reilich. “The Dewey Avenue corridor continues to host vibrant new businesses, and we welcome further development to both existing vacant spaces and new constructions. I wish 5-Star Urgent Care great success!” 

Supervisor Reilich will be hosting the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Family Christmas Party on Thursday, December 7th, 2017. The tree lighting ceremony will take place just outside the back entrance of Greece Town Hall in front of the decorated pine tree. Attendees will be treated to a performance by the Greece Arcadia Middle School Choir, where complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa will be available.

Following the tree lighting ceremony, attendees will have an opportunity to join our friends at the Community and Senior Center for their annual Family Christmas Party. The festivities will feature light refreshments, a DJ, crafts, music by the Greece Concert Band, and a visit by Santa Claus himself! Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly, as activities will take place both inside and outside under the Pavilion. All events are free to the public.

Please see below for the timeline of events:

5:45pm – Greece Arcadia Middle School Choir performance.

6:00pm – Welcome address and Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:15pm – Festivities at Community and Senior Center begin

Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to join the Greece Public Library in announcing that the 2018 Glimpses of Greece Wall Calendars will be available Friday, December 1st, 2017. The calendars, which celebrate the beauty of the Town of Greece and the creativity of its residents, will be available at both branches of the Greece Public Library on a first-come, first-served basis (one per family, please).

Images featured in the 2018 Glimpses of Greece calendar were submitted to the Greece Public Library’s 3rd annual Glimpses of Greece Photography Contest in August of 2017. Contest judges were local photographers Robert Bilsky, Jim Montanus, and Dick Bennett. Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich chose a “Supervisor’s Favorite” that also appears in the calendar.  All the winning images will be on exhibit at the library through December 31st, 2017. 

 “With 17 municipal parks and 8 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline, the Town of Greece has something for every resident whether you want to walk, bike, canoe, play on a playground, host a family gathering, play sports or cool off in our Wild Over Water Zone Splash Park” said Supervisor Reilich. “I would like to thank library staff and the Friends of the Greece Public Library for their coordination and sponsorship of this contest celebrating our great town!”

The Friends of the Greece Public Library sponsored the contest, including the printing of the calendar and photography workshops at the library. Questions about calendar availability and next year’s contest can be directed to the library at 225-8951.