Flag Day 2017 (VFW Ely-Fagan Post #1151)

Thank you, Members of the VFW Ely-Fagan Post #1151 for allowing us to participate.

Your continued service to our Nations Hero’s and their families is beyond appreciated. For more details about the Ely-Fagan American Legion Post #1151, please visit them at Ely-Fagan Post #1151. #Veterans #townofhenrietta #GOP


The History Of Flag Day

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’. On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.

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2nd Annual HRC Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual HRC Golf Tournament, will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the Wild Wood Country Club.  Registration starts at 11:30 am, with Lunch held at 12 pm.

The Golf Tournament will be a Four-Person Scramble Shotgun, and starts at 1 pm.

Dinner will be held approx at 6 pm.

Contact henriettarepublican@gmail.com with any questions.

Registration information is available on the Golf Tournament web page.

Congratulations, Frank DiSano! Our New Town Leader.

The Henrietta Republican Committee is proud to introduce our new Town Leader, Frank DiSano. He has a history of team-building and success.  Congratulations, Frank.

Thanks to Alan Schaurer for being an outstanding Town Leader over the past 2 years.  You will be missed. Thank you for all your hard work and heart for Henrietta.  We wish you good luck with your new position in South Carolina.

Henrietta Republican Committee Announces Candidates for fall elections

The Henrietta Republican Committee has announced its nominations for fall candidates in the November town and county elections.

Supervisor: Jack Moore was chosen to seek a second term as supervisor. In Moore’s first two years, the Town Board has cut taxes by 6.25 percent, created a new dog park, released a new recreation building plan, initiated a rental registry and heightened governmental and streamlined the town’s credit practices.

“In the next term, we hope to continue the services that we’re providing,” Moore said Monday. “And we’re hoping we get our recreation center passed in a public referendum and get it built.”

Councilor: Rick Page also was chosen to seek a second term as councilman. In his four years on the Council, he helped revise the Town Code along with Deputy Supervisor Peter Minotti.

Town Justices: Three justices were nominated, as well. Hon. Steven Donsky, Hon. John Pericak, and Hon. James Beikirch currently conduct everything from arraigning suspects in felony cases to small claims disputes within the town.

County Legislature: Two Monroe County Legislators were nominated. John Howland serves District 13 and has been a legislator for six years. His district encompasses most of Henrietta and parts of Pittsford. Karla Boyce is currently in her first term and serves District 5, which includes parts of Mendon, Pittsford, Rush, and Henrietta.

“The unanimous nominations really illustrate how highly our elected officials are thought of and how well they are doing,” Henrietta Republican committee leader Matthew Borkowski said. “It is wonderful to have such a great team that truly cares about this town and its people.”

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