Penfield Honoring Pandemic Heroes

The Town of Penfield is saying thank you to the people, groups, or businesses that made and continue to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town is collecting names of those who made a positive impact on the lives of Penfield residents, and they will be displayed on a large banner in the annual Penfield Independence Day Parade.

“We would like our residents to be able to say a public thank you to anyone who was helpful to them during our COVID-19 crisis,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “We are grateful to everyone who worked on the frontlines during the pandemic, and we know that everyone had a personal hero that helped them out in some way. Despite the terrible situation, there was a lot of good happening all around us. We can’t let that go unrecognized.”

Penfield would like to recognize the people who were important to its residents, the people who helped them make it through a very trying year in 2020, and who may still be helping them cope. Help came in many forms during the pandemic—physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, financial, and more.

Penfield residents who wish to contribute a name, or names, to the banner may submit them on the Town of Penfield website. Names may also be submitted via phone at (585) 340-8655, option 0. The audience at Penfield’s Independence Day will also have the opportunity to add their hero’s name to the banner as it is walked through the parade.

The banner will be displayed in a prominent location after the Independence Day festivities, so the heroes can be recognized beyond the holiday.

Penfield’s Independence Day Parade will be held Saturday, July 3, beginning at 10:00 AM. The parade will begin at Penfield High School and proceed south on Five Mile Line Road to Route 441, east on Route 441 to Baird Rd., and north on Baird Rd. to end at Penfield Community Center.

For more information, please contact Penfield Recreation at (585) 340-8655, option 0.