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Supervisor Bill Reilich, the Greece Town Board, and the Town of Greece Youth Board Host the Annual Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo in Conjunction with Summer Concert Featuring Zac Brown Tribute Band

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen, and Diana Christodaro, and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board hosted the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo yesterday, August 18th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. This was held in conjunction with the last Greece Summer Concert Series featuring the popular Zac Brown Tribute Band!  

Food Trucks that participated included local favorites Lugia’s Ice Cream, Big Al’s Empanada’s, Macarollin’, Rob’s Al Dente, Sugary Delights, Snowie Mobile, Cheesed and Confused, Effortlessly Healthy, Meat the Press, Wraps on Wheels, and J&S Fried Dough. Zac Brown Tribute Band entertained guests with a variety of the beloved Zac Brown Band songs – many of which inspired people to sing along and dance!

It was a beautiful day for a concert and a food truck rodeo, with the proceeds collected going towards the the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship. 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

“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 are always happy to offer this popular Town event that helps to support a scholarship dedicated to recognizing the outstanding youth in our community”.