ALLEGANY, NY — Drive along Route 417 past the Village of Allegany Municipal Building, and you just might see a Santa wearing a short-sleeved red shirt and a cap on his head.

The Santa is Bob Olkosky, a 1970 graduate of Olean High School, who has a summer home in Vandalia.

Olkosky so likes the neighboring community of Allegany that he takes the time to provide some warmth to children who, he says, have missed out on so many seasonal events this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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