CONSTRUCTION NOTE: Huntington Meadows is currently closed to local traffic only because of a sidewalk installation project. This project is expected to continue through June 26. The road may be available for use weeknights and on the weekend but is subject to frequent closures until the project is complete. Please plan alternate routes.
On Monday, Governor Cuomo announced that low contact sports like baseball, softball, crew, cross-country, gymnastics, and field hockey will be permitted beginning Monday, July 6. In Penfield, that means play may begin on Town and Little League baseball and softball fields. It will be up to individual programs how they will act on this decision. If your child participates in youth baseball/softball please follow your league for safety requirements and other details. On the Town’s end, we will have fields ready to play ball!
Have you seen the announcement for “Penfield’s Patriotism on Parade” to celebrate Independence Day 2020? Penfield Recreation has come up with a friendly “patriotic decorating” competition for all residents.
Here’s how it works: Dress up your home/property in its patriotic best and send your address to Penfield Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to let us know if your display is best viewed during the daylight or in the dark. We will add your location to a list of addresses that the public can drive by to enjoy a dose of patriotism. They will vote on their favorite display and the house with the most votes will win this year’s coveted award along with town-wide, year-long bragging rights!
We encourage you to use recycled/upcycled materials in your displays, and choose a theme such as honoring America’s heroes, or a unique patriotic theme of your choice. All entries must be non-political, non-discriminatory, and appropriate for all ages. Displays should be ready for public display and voting July 3-5. Voting will end at 12:00 midnight Sunday, July 5.
The voting link can be found on the Quick Links section of www.penfield.org and www.penfieldrec.org beginning July 3.
Although there won’t be a formal parade, music, and fireworks this year, this new event is a great opportunity to enjoy the holiday with friends and neighbors. Thank you Penfield Recreation for imagining a new way for Penfield residents to express their creativity and patriotic spirit. I look forward to making the tour around town. Perhaps “Patriotism on Parade” will begin a new tradition in Penfield!
Find COVID-19 resources at www.penfield.org. Direct questions or concerns to the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at (585) 753-5555 or COVID19@monroecounty.gov.
Stay home, stop the spread, save lives,
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain