The impact of COVID-19 meant cancelling our normal Independence Day parade, music, and fireworks activities this year. As a way to keep the patriotic spirit alive, however, our Recreation Department developed a creative program--“Penfield’s Patriotism on Parade”. Residents had an opportunity to participate in a friendly patriotic house-decorating competition during the Independence Day weekend. Participants dressed up their homes in their patriotic best. They were encouraged to use recycled/upcycled materials in the displays, and to choose a unique patriotic theme. The public was invited to view and vote for their favorite patriotic house over the holiday weekend. I am pleased to share with you that, with 44% of the vote, 28 Woodside Dr. was the winning home. Congratulations to the Brenneis family, and thank you to all those who participated in this new Independence Day tradition.
If you happened to miss the Skycoasters’ Community Independence Day Celebration concert on WXXI on Saturday, sponsored by the Monroe County Supervisor’s Association, you missed a wonderful event. However, you can still view this program and enjoy the music of a premier band in this region. There are several ways you can view this event on-demand: Visit www.PenfieldTV.org and click on Categories, then choose Community; on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire—search Penfield TV in the app store—then choose the Community category
This week is the second week of our Recreation Summer Day Camp. While the camps are hosting a much smaller capacity this year, the energy of those attending is as vibrant as ever. It is clear that children are eager to join friends and peers to participate in games, arts and crafts, and general comradery. I want to thank our Rec staff for ensuring we are following all the CDC and health department guidelines for the safety of all participants and staff. As a few campers and camp staff have shared with me…it is good to get back to some normal summertime activities! Enjoy and be well and be safe!
Do your part: wear a mask, practice physical distancing, help stop the spread to save lives.
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain