H-P Parks & Recreation receives four 2017 GVRPS awards

By on January 8, 2018
Back row (l-r): Dave Tresholavy, Parks & Recreation Commissioner and ABCD Award Recipient; Joe Lee, Hilton Village Mayor; Angela Boccuzzi-Reichert, Merton Williams Middle School Librarian and Creative Tech Camp Instructor; Thomas Venniro, Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation Director; Tony Caraglio, Owner of Caraglio’s Pizza; Ray Dutcher, Caraglio’s Pizza. Front row (l-r): Ellen Fridman, Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation Student Intern and Scholarship Recipient; Ryan Rockefeller, Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation Recreation Supervisor; Kelly Bartell, Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation Recreation Supervisor. Provided photo

Back row (l-r): Dave Tresholavy, Parks & Recreation Commissioner and ABCD Award Recipient; Joe Lee, Hilton Village Mayor; Angela Boccuzzi-Reichert, Merton Williams Middle School Librarian and Creative Tech Camp Instructor; Thomas Venniro, Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation Director; Tony Caraglio, Owner of Caraglio’s Pizza; Ray Dutcher, Caraglio’s Pizza. Front row (l-r): Ellen Fridman, Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation Student Intern and Scholarship Recipient; Ryan Rockefeller, Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation Recreation Supervisor; Kelly Bartell, Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation Recreation Supervisor. Provided photo

Hilton-Parma Parks & Recreation is very proud of what they do for the community.  On an annual basis, the department will submit award nominations for recognition consideration by the local Genesee Valley Recreation and Park Society.  There are 19 award categories and the entire Genesee Valley Region is considered with Monroe County being the largest county represented. These awards are very competitive.   This year, they have been recognized with four such awards – three of them for individuals in the community, one for a program. These recipients will be now eligible for NYS recognition.

A lunch reception for the recipients was held Friday, November 17 at Frontier Field. The award recipients were as follows with the criteria for award eligibility:

Dave Tresholavy – ABCD Award – The individual goes “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” by having made an outstanding contribution to the field of public recreation and parks, significant enough to have had a stimulating effect on recreation at a town, city, state or national level. Dave Tresholavy has held the position of volunteer Recreation Commissioner for Hilton-Parma Recreation & Parks, representing the Village of Hilton within the Town of Parma since December of 2008. He is that genuine guy who cares for the community in all that he does. His job does not end at the monthly commissioner meetings, as you will always see Dave at Hilton-Parma Recreation special events.

Tony Caraglio, Caraglio’s Pizza – Outstanding Corporate Partnership – The Outstanding Corporate Partnership Award recognizes a vendor, company, or individual who has significantly contributed to the field of parks and recreation and developed a strong partnership with GVRPS, a local organization or agency. This vendor, company, or individual has shown great leadership and support to the parks and recreation field by providing equipment, volunteer time, in-kind services or other contributions to a project or program that benefits the community and demonstrates the importance of parks and recreation. Caraglio’s Pizza is located in the heart of the Village of Hilton. The owner, Tony Caraglio, opened the first of his now five Caraglio’s Pizzas in Hilton back in 2004.  Tony is the ideal Corporate Partner as he truly understands the importance of community and what it means to play a vital role in his community’s well-being and growth. Over the years Caraglio’s has been a part of the recreation program, assisting with events like the Halloween Celebration, Pizza Playoff and Experience Parma with donated product and certificates to always sponsoring a youth baseball or softball team.

Creative Tech Camp for Girls – Program of Merit – This award will be given to a department that has developed an outstanding ongoing program that is innovative, creative and unique in nature or that demonstrates a new twist on an old theme while still being consistent with current trends. This program must enrich a group, community, or individual and is characterized as an organized recreation or leisure activity that is offered either on a daily, weekly, seasonal or annual basis. In the summer of 2015, Hilton-Parma Recreation offered a new program, Creative Tech Camp for Girls. The Camp is three years into its existence and offers one of the most unique and creative twists on themed week long camps as it offers a special opportunity for young ladies in grades three through eight to learn the wonders of technology; one of the most relevant fields and trends in the world today and a field that is generally associated with men.

Ellen Fridman, Hilton-Parma Recreation Intern – Dr. Christine Z. Howe Memorial Scholarship The Genesee Valley Recreation and Park Society recognizes the importance of recruiting spirited, resourceful and intelligent people into the Therapeutic, Public, Private, Park, Recreation and Leisure Service industry. The Genesee Valley Recreation and Park Society provides professional development assistance to select students pursuing a major in a Recreation, Park Management or Leisure Services program. The recipient must be at least a matriculated major in a four-year accredited Recreation, Leisure Services, or Park Management program and enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Ellen Fridman is a SUNY Brockport student and just finished her final semester as a full semester intern. She has set the bar high during her internship with Hilton-Parma Recreation and there is truly no one more deserving of the honor she has received. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that “little extra” and Ellen puts forth that little extra effort on a daily basis in all she does.

Participants in the Creative Tech Camp for Girls. Provided photo

Participants in the Creative Tech Camp for Girls. Provided photo

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