Annual Independence Day Celebration 2012
SportsPark, Concessions, & Children's Activities open at
Face Painting (South Field) from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Croquet Court will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Uncle Sam, Betsy Ross, Abe Lincoln and Civil War Family Reenacters from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Elected Officials (Supervisor John Auberger, Senator Joe Robach, and County Executive Maggie Brooks) and Pastor George Grace speak from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Military Tribute to America’s Heroes & Message of Hope from 7:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Country Music Artist — Josie Waverly from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 10:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
A Celebration of Freedom Since 2002
In 2002, Grace & Truth SportsPark, in conjunction with local businesses, began The Spirit Of America Independence Day Celebration. The desire is to see this become the place to spend the Fourth of July — a fun and safe celebration with family and friends.
Open to the Whole Community
The crowds, as well as the success of the event, continue to grow. In 2003, the Greece Police estimated the crowd at over 15,000. The events begin mid-afternoon in a family-friendly environment featuring entertainment, children’s activities, and food at old-fashioned prices, as we celebrate the birthday of our nation. The culmination of the day’s events is a spectacular fireworks display.
Fun, Food and Activities for the Whole Family!
All events will take place at the Grace & Truth SportsPark
The Grace & Truth SportsPark is a family park. Therefore it is a drug, alcohol, tobacco, and pet-free park. Thank you for your cooperation.
A Message from John T. Auberger,
Town of Greece Supervisor
It was a sincere pleasure to once again celebrate the 4th of July at the Spirit of America Celebration at Grace and Truth Sports Park. Year after year this event is truly an inspiration and a wonderful tribute to our great Country.
I want to personally thank all the volunteers who graciously give of their time to help make this event such a success. Your hard work really pays off. I commend your community spirit and your dedication to our Nation.
If I can ever be of assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me at 225-2000 or log onto www.greeceny.gov.
John T. Auberger
Our photographers (Sarah Butlin, Rod Cockrell, Amanda Green, Eric Hoyt, Lori Ostling) have captured the day on film. Enjoy looking through the photos ... maybe you will see yourself!
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- Photo Gallery (334 photos)