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The beloved Town of Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Event was held Monday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. This is an annual event that the Town of Greece organizes and hosts at the Greece Town Hall Campus. This popular event is free and open to the public.

The day kicked off at 7:00am with the Freedom Run 5k. Supervisor Reilich would like to thank all who braved the heat to participate in the 5k. Congratulations to first place runner Jacob-Kurtis Guy with a finishing time of 16:56! Congratulations to our first female finisher, Amy Konopka, with a finishing time of 20:50. Following the 5k was the Super Hero Sprint for kids. Every kid was a super hero that day as they followed Spider-Man in a fun run around the Greece Town Hall Campus.

Evening festivities picked up around 4:00pm with the opening several food trucks, including local favorites Lugia’s Ice Cream, J&S Fried Dough, Squeeze Lemonade, Kona Ice, Agatina’s, Mary’s Food, Sugary Delights, Red Osier and Cheesy Eddie’s, Quzi’s Kitchen, and Carousel Cookie. Family-friendly and children’s activities were in full swing  as kids enjoyed bounce houses and games and were treated to a free book from the Library Book Mobile “Free Books for Kids” cart and stand!

At 5:15pm, the first act of the night – Nik and the Nice Guys – performed. This high energy party band entertained attendees with a variety of upbeat music.  

At 7:30pm, opening act Danny McGaw performed. Then, following introductions by Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, Town Councilmembers Mike Barry, Bill Murphy, Mike Bloomer, and Diana Christodaro, the main act of the evening took the stage: Three Dog Night! Three Dog Night is a renowned American Rock Band formed in 1967. Now in their 5th decade, they claim some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. They scored a succession of 21 hit singles, including eleven Top Ten, and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969-1975.

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: Mylerson Electric, Li-Cycle, Greenlight Networks, Bob Johnson Chevrolet, Passero Associates, DiPasquale Construction, Inc., Wegman Companies, Inc., Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Wilmorite, Inc., Christ Construction, and M&T Bank.

“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 as we not only celebrated Independence Day, but also the Town of Greece’s 200th Year Anniversary!”