OLEAN, NY – Franchot Park will be the site of the area's 24th Annual National Children's Day celebration on Sunday at 1 p.m. 

As part of the living memorial to all children, living or deceased, a prominent part of the celebration will be to plant flowers in the Children's Memorial Flower Garden. Everyone is welcome to bring an annual flower of choice to plant; otherwise, flowers will be made available. Gardening tools and gloves will be helpful.
 
At this year’s event, Olean Mayor William Aiello will read a proclamation on behalf of the City of Olean and tentatively will be joined by representatives from the City of Olean Fire and Police Departments. 

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Other individuals and organizations in attendance to help with the planting will also be given an opportunity to say a few words, should they care to do so in honor of the children.
 
Refreshments will be made available, along with raffles and special activities for the children. The Franchot Wading Pool with be open, weather permitting.

For further information, contact Kathy Boser by phone, (716) 373-0406 or by email at kboser@sbu.edu.
 
Children's Day is a holiday recognized in many countries around the world, traditionally held on the second Sunday in June. In America, the celebration of a special Children's Day predates both Mother's and Father's Day, with the first documented observation being held 163 years ago, in 1856.

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