Welcome to the Fall Hilton-Parma Community and Families,
As odd as it seems given the summer we have had, soon enough we will all be watching football and the leaves on the trees turn as fall comes into season.
Personally, I truly love the fall but this summer was one that was hard to say goodbye to. What a summer we experienced with picture perfect weather (too perfect in the eyes of farmer’s and those who rely on the rain) and plenty of opportunities for those of all ages in this wonderful community. It seemed as if not one of our programs was effected by bad weather and all of our events brought the most beautiful of days, including our most recent Parma Days Summer Send-Off. Allow me to recap this historic event for you all.
On Friday, August 26, we hosted our Parma Days Summer Send-Off at Parma Town Park from 6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. The event was the second installment of the Parma Days series following the Summer Kick-Off that was held back in June. We have now held the Parma Days Summer Event series for three years but this year’s Send-Off had a little extra special feel to it. The evening began with music from the band Standby, a relatively up and coming local family band and they helped set the fun and energetic
atmosphere that carried on throughout the night. While the music played, participants enjoyed food from five different food trucks, bouncies for the kids and the general beauty of the park. For the first hour of the event, car after car entered and when it was all said and done we had hosted over 1,000 cars and roughly 5,000 people. At 7:30 p.m., local favorite band Me & the Boyz came on and delivered an electric performance that saw thousands of attendees listening and dancing, to the point where the crowd asked them to stay on for one more song despite the exciting activity to follow the music.
As most of you know, the Parma Town Board approved a fireworks show for this event and this community, which took place directly after the show. It was the first time the Town of Parma hosted fireworks in five years and what a great show it was. Following the fireworks, attendees enjoyed an under the stars big screen showing of the movie ZooTopia to cap off the evening. All in all it was a near perfect evening and we could not
have been more pleased. We truly hope those of you who attended felt the same way and we urge you to let us know so that we can begin planning to bring it back next year! In addition to this special night, we hosted a variety of special events, pre-school, youth and adult programs in a jam packed summer and although there is no way for me to share all of the fun we had this summer in this little space, you can see anything you may have missed on our Facebook Page.
Moving onto the Fall of 2016, we have plenty of fun for all inside including our annual Apple Derby Run, Halloween Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting so I encourage you to “fall” into this brochure today!
As always, please let me thank my team here at the Recreation & Parks Department, in addition to our many community partners and the Town and Village Boards. Without their efforts and support, none of the fun would be possible.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Thomas Venniro, Director of Parks and Recreation