Friday, December 2, 2016


Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., Councilman on the Verona Town Board, will hold his 7th Annual Holiday Party for all Town of Verona residents on Sunday, December 11th from 1pm to 3pm at the Verona Fire Hall (5555 Volunteer Ave.) in Verona. Preceding the holiday party will be a mini parade starting at 12:30pm from the Verona Fire Hall, going through Virdon Village via Merry St., east on Route 31 to Main Street past J. D. George Elementary School and onto Volunteer Ave. back to the Verona Fire Hall. Folks are encouraged to line the parade route to wave to Santa Claus as he makes his way to the event.

“The last six years I’ve held this community event, it’s been a success because of the big crowd of children and adults that attended, as well as the volunteers, businesses, and media that helped,” said Scherz.  “Although I’m not finished putting together the complete fun-filled lineup of activities and guests, as with prior years I plan on having kid-oriented activities, such as arts, crafts, painting, musicians, and a drum workshop hosted by Mike Faraino, drummer from Fritz’s Polka Band. There’ll be story telling by some special guests, too. Family-oriented fun will continue to be part of this holiday event, as there’ll be Magic by Jim Lutz and face painting by Bingo the Clown. 

Hopefully, Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to attend. I also want people to know that as with the last six years I’ve held this event, no town funds are being used for it whatsoever as this is not a government-based event.  I encourage all residents of Verona, no matter what your age is, to stop by and take part in the festivities!”
The Holiday Party for all Town of Verona residents has free admission and snacks will also be available. If able, attendees are asked to bring a canned good, as a collection will be taken and given to the Verona Food Pantry. For more details, go to: and/or contact Fritz at: and/or (315) 363-3509. If any businesses want to inquire about making a donation, please contact Fritz.
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Monday, June 6, 2016


Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., Councilman on the Verona Town Board in Verona, NY, announced today that he has selected Kierstyn Kahler (daughter of Jeff & Patty Kahler) of Verona as the winner of the 7th Annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service.  Ms. Kahler has volunteered at the Verona Park Program, the Special Olympics, VVS football games, and Madison-Oneida Camp Lookout.  Via LEAD VVS, Ms. Kahler has volunteered at fundraisers, track meets and done PTO babysitting. In addition, Ms. Kahler was involved in clean up after the United Dance Academy’s Dance Recital for National Honor Society.  As winner of this award, Ms. Kahler received a certificate of accomplishment and a check for $250. 

“Upon reviewing Ms. Kahler’s application, I was impressed,” said Scherz.  “It’s obvious Kierstyn cares about not only the Verona community, but the surrounding areas as well, as her volunteerism has extended beyond the Town of Verona.  Not only did she help each day at the Verona Park Program, she also attended Driver’s Education class every other day (and passed), so she was obviously quite busy.  Besides being a hard worker with all her volunteerism, she also excelled in the classroom as she has been on the VVS high honor roll since 9th grade. I congratulate Kierstyn for not only winning the scholarship, but for also setting a great example for others to follow.  On a personal note, I know my Dad would’ve been impressed with Ms. Kahler’s on-going volunteer efforts!”

For more details on the 7th Annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service, visit Fritz’s
website at:, his Twitter feed at:, his blog at:, or call: (315) 363-3509. 
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