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Supervisor Bill Reilich is thrilled to once again bring back the beloved Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration this year!

As always, we will have many food vendors ready to feed the masses. The vendors joining us this year include local favorites J&S Fried Dough, Lugia’s Ice Cream, Mr. Squeeze Lemonade, Kona Ice, Agatina’s, Mary’s Food, Sugary Delights, Red Osier and Cheesy Eddie’s, Quzi’s Kitchen, Carousel Cookies, and Dave’s Fine Food. Food trucks will open at 4:00pm on July 4th on the Greece Town Hall Campus.

Be sure to join us for a day filled with fun and family-friendly activities! We are especially excited this year as we bring a national act to our town in celebration of Independence Day. Make sure you’re on campus at 8:30pm for a live performance by Three Dog Night!

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich would like to remind the community 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. Hard copy forms MUST be received no later than 4:30pm on Friday, July 1st. They can be dropped off at Greece Town Hall, 2nd Floor.

Registration forms are also available on the Run Sign Up website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/Greece5KFreedomRun . Online registration closes Thursday, June 30th at 12:00 noon.

Packet pickup will take place Friday, July 1st, from 9:00am – 5:00pm at Greece Town Hall, 2nd Floor.

The cost of preregistration is $25. Day-of registration will be available, and that cost will be $30. In order to alleviate last-minute issues, please make every effort to pre-register. A t-shirt and medal will be provided to every participant.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich would like to remind the community 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. In order to alleviate last-minute issues, please make every effort to pre-register. A t-shirt and medal will be provided to every participant.

“I am thrilled to once again 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 once again bring back the beloved Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration 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 Fun Run for kids, food trucks, musical performances, and a fireworks spectacle! The full schedule can be found below:

Tentative Schedule of Events – As of 6/14/22

6:30 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 .

7:00 AM   -- 5K Race Begins

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

8:15 AM – Kids Fun Run

Register here: https://bit.ly/superherosprint2022

Please arrive by 8:00 for stretches and warmups!

4:00 PM -- Food Trucks Open and Family Activities Begin

Food truck participants will be revealed soon.

5:15 PM – Nik and the Nice Guys perform

8:00 PM – Our featured performer “Three Dog Night” will take the stage

9:45 PM (approximately) – Fire Works Display

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 complex. Shuttles will begin departing at 4:15PM and will run continuously throughout the evening until 11:30PM.

“I am excited to once again bring back this beloved community event” said Supervisor Reilich. “As we celebrate our Town’s Bicentennial Anniversary this year, I am thrilled to bring in a national act along with the other events and activities we have planned this day and throughout the year. Join us this 4th of July for a concert featuring Three Dog Night!”

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Mike Bloomer, and Diana Christodaro, and the members of the Town of Greece Youth Board hosted the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo Tuesday, June 7th, 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 Wraps on Wheels, J&S Fried Dough, Red Osier and Cheesy Eddie’s, Mary’s Food, Agatina’s, Kona Ice, and Mr. Squeeze Lemonade. 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 once again 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 thrilled to once again bring back the beloved Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration 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 Fun Run for kids, food trucks, musical performances, and a fireworks spectacle! The full schedule can be found below:

Tentative Schedule of Events – As of 6/6/22

6:30 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 .

7:00 AM   -- 5K Race Begins

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

8:15 AM – Kids Fun Run

Please arrive by 8:00 for stretches and warmups!

4:30 PM -- Food Trucks Open and Family Activities Begin

Food truck participants will be revealed soon.

5:15 PM – Nik and the Nice Guys perform

8:00 PM – Our featured performer “Three Dog Night” will take the stage

9:45 PM (approximately) – Fire Works Display

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 complex. Shuttles will begin departing at 4:15PM and will run continuously throughout the evening until 11:30PM.

“I am excited to once again bring back this beloved community event” said Supervisor Reilich. “As we celebrate our Town’s Bicentennial Anniversary this year, I am thrilled to bring in a national act along with the other events and activities we have planned this day and throughout the year. Join us this 4th of July for a concert featuring Three Dog Night!”

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 30, 2022.

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 Councilmembers, 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 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. Conflict names were read in remembrance of those who lost their lives serving our country. Those reading conflict names were Councilman Mike Barry, Councilman Bill Murphy, Councilman Mike Bloomer, Councilwoman Diana Christodaro, Receiver of Taxes Andrew Conlon, and Town of Greece Administrative Judge Brett Granville. Vocalist Nick Novellin performed a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem Singers and Greece Post 468 Color Guard performed the Presentation of Colors and the Laying of Wreaths and Gun Salute.  

 “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.

After Supervisor Reilich and the Town Board voted to appoint new Greece Police Department Chief Mike Wood, the next order of business was putting in place a command staff at GPD. In January, Naser Zenelovic was unanimously voted to assume the rank of Deputy Chief for the Greece Police Department.  He has already been instrumental in assisting Chief Wood in fine tuning many policies and operations.

Last month, Supervisor Reilich and Chief Wood were proud to promote Lieutenant Ryan Parina to the rank of Deputy Chief.  Ryan is a lifelong Greece resident, graduating from Greece Odyssey before attending MCC. He is the 3rd generation of his family to serve in Law Enforcement. He began his career as a part-time Deputy in August 2004 with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. He left that position in February 2006 to join the Greece Police Department. 

Parina has served in many units and received specialized training: Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Evidence Technician and Hostage (crisis) Negotiator. He also was a member of the GPD Honor Guard. He was promoted to Sergeant in January 2011 and then promoted to Lieutenant in February 2017 prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief. Ryan and his wife Nicole live in Greece with their two children.

Appearing on the next Town Board Agenda, Aaron Springer will be put forth before the board to fill the remaining Deputy Chief Position. Springer is currently working as the Senior Director, Department of Safety and Security at Rochester Regional Health (RRH). In this capacity, he oversees operational and strategic initiatives related to security operations for RRH, leads a staff of over 70 individuals, and oversees all aspects of armed and unarmed security at RRH properties. Additionally he implemented the Armed Security Program for RRH and manages an annual budget of $3.5M.

Springer also continues his law enforcement work while simultaneously serving as a part time uniformed patrol officer in the Village of Wolcott, NY and is an instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association. In this capacity he instructs SWAT Command Leadership.

From 1996- January 2020, he served in various leadership positions with the Rochester Police Department, including Lieutenant, Commander, Special Weapons and Tactics, Special Operations Section, Platoon Command and as a Sergeant of SWAT. Previous to his service with RPD, Springer served in the US Army enlisted in the Infantry (Airborne) division.

With the presumptive approval of the town board. Aaron will be rounding out the Command Staff at GPD.

“I am thankful for the work that Chief Wood has done in promoting and recruiting for the Greece Police Department Command Staff” said Supervisor Reilich. “I am extremely proud of the caliber of the individuals that are serving in this capacity and the opportunity their collective experience brings to the department. All of these individuals have impeccable character and dedication. I am never shy when it comes to sharing that I believe we have the very best department anywhere around” Reilich continued.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, the Greece Town Councilmembers, and members of the Town of Greece Youth Board invite all to attend the Jerry J. Helfer Memorial Food Truck Rodeo on Tuesday, June 7th 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. Food trucks will open at 5:30 and the concert will begin at 6.

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 a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 24, 2022, by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, we will be lowering the flags to half-staff on the Greece Town Hall Campus.