Sunday, October 29, 2017


 Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., Councilman on the Verona Town Board, will hold his 7th Annual Thank You 
Dinner for all Town of Verona Veterans and their families on Saturday, November 11th from 5pm to 6pm at the Verona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6811 (4928 Spring Rd.) in Verona.

“I have fond admiration for Veterans and thought this would be a special way to thank them again,” said
Scherz.  “The last six years I’ve held this event, there was a good turnout. It is always great to see Veterans of various ages attend, share their stories with each other, and even make some new friends.  Also, I want people to know that as with last six years I’ve held this dinner, no town funds are being used for it whatsoever as this is not a government-based event.  Rather, I am personally covering the cost because this is just something I thought would be nice to do again. My family always looks forward to this annual event. We even have a surprise special guest lined up to attend. So, if you’re a Veteran from the Town of Verona, I sure hope to see you and your family at my Thank You Dinner!”
While reservations are not required, Veterans who plan on attending are asked to contact Fritz at and/or (315) 363-3509 by November 8th so he can better plan on how much food to have. Plus, if folks have any food allergies, Fritz wants to plan accordingly. For more information on Fritz, go to:, Fritz’s Twitter feed at:, and/or his blog at: 

#  #  #

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Councilman Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr. from Verona, NY, announces today he is officially running again for re-election to the Verona Town Board in this year’s upcoming election.  Fritz has earned endorsements from the following political parties:  Conservative, Independence, and Republican. 

“I want to thank the political parties that endorsed me, the volunteers that carried my designating petitions for me, and all the people that signed my designating petitions, helping me get on the ballot again,” said Scherz.  “Regarding my candidacy for re-election again, since I got elected to the town board, I’ve tried to work smart for residents of our town. I feel I have the work record to prove I’ve kept these folks in mind while serving as councilman.  I know there is more work to be done and I embrace the opportunity to do so. I believe my 21+ years of work experience in government, work ethic, sense of community, determination and willingness to continue working with members of various political parties makes me an ideal candidate for re-election as councilman on the Verona Town Board. I’m hopeful residents of the Town of Verona will give me the opportunity again to continue serving them, as I would be honored to do so.”

Since being elected to the Verona Town Board, Scherz has created the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service and awarded over $2,000 in scholarships to graduating 12th grade students from the Town of Verona. He has also hosted seven holiday parties for town residents and six “thank you” dinners for town Veterans. In 2013, Scherz was one of eight honorees to win a Follow the Leader Award from Leadership Mohawk Valley. Additionally, since 2013, Scherz has served as President of the Oneida County Association of Towns. In 2014, Scherz was inducted into the Vernon Verona Sherrill High School Wall of Fame.

Election Day is November 7th, with polls open from 6am to 9pm. For more election information, go to the New York State Board of Elections website:  For more information on Fritz, go to:, Fritz’s Twitter feed at:, his blog at:, email him at: and/or call: (315) 363-3509.  

#  #  #