OLEAN, NY – Halloween trick-or-treating hours in the city will be Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.  

“Residents who plan to hand out treats should turn on their porch lights during those two hours,” Mayor William Aiello said in a press release.  “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.”

The press release included suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics, including having responsible parents or adults accompany children, carrying flashlights, planning routes and only going to homes with porch lights on. To avoid injuries, adults and children should remember to stay in groups, wear reflective tape, carry cellphones and use sidewalks.

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

More information regarding Halloween safety is available from the American Academy of Pediatrics

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