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Mayor Aiello Announces Halloween Hours

October 27, 2021—Olean— Halloween in the City of Olean will be celebrated on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Because Cattaraugus County is currently seeing an increase in cases of Covid-19, participation in Halloween trick or treating is a choice for both parents and residents to make given the risks inherent with the pandemic.

“Residents who plan to hand out treats should turn on their porch lights during those two hours and take the necessary precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19,” Mayor Aiello said. “In addition citizens who are driving should exercise extreme caution--many of Olean’s younger residents will be in costumes and will be crossing the streets.”

“In addition to traditional trick or treating, the City of Olean and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a candy drop on South Street by Lincoln Park on Halloween, Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,” Mayor Aiello said. “This will give parents who are hesitant to trickor- treat an alternative, and still allow their children to wear their costumes and receive treats.”

Mayor Aiello would like to remind residents that safety is important on Halloween. He added that since the COVID-19 virus is still spreading in our region, parents should be aware of the additional precautions issued to the Halloween advisory by the Academy of Pediatrics:

The American Academy of Pediatrics makes the following suggestions regarding trick-or-treating on an annual basis:

For more information and other suggestions regarding Halloween please see the website of the American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org.

“We are hoping for a nice weather on Halloween and hope our residents have good time throughout the day,” Mayor Aiello added.