Twin Tiers municipalities have set Halloween trick-or-treating hours for Saturday, Oct. 31. In most areas, trick-or-treaters are encouraged to only visit houses with the porch lights turned on.
Trick-or-treat hours in Olean, Franklinville, Portville, Allegany and Little Valley are set for 6 to 8 p.m. The village of Portville will have a 9 p.m. curfew.
Hours in Salamanca are 6:30 to 8 p.m.; and 6 to 9 p.m. in Ellicottville.
Allegany County trick-or-treaters may venture out Saturday to homes with their porch lights turned on from 6 to 8 p.m. in the villages of Alfred, Almond, Angelica, Belmont, Bolivar, Canaseraga, Cuba, Richburg and Wellsville.
Trick-or-treat hours in the village of Andover are set for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
On Halloween in Pennsylvania, Bradford and Smethport will hold their trick-or-treat hours from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Coudersport’s hours are set for 6 p.m. until lights out. Shinglehouse will hold its trick-or-treat hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Eldred will hold its trick-or-treat hours 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Other activities and parties in the area include:
The Christopher Columbus Lodge, Olean, will hold a Halloween Bash on Oct. 31 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The band White Lightnin' will perform. There is no cover charge.
The City of Olean Youth Bureau and Recreation Department will hold a youth Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Recreation Facility, 921 N. Union St. The even is free for youths Pre-K through fifth grade.
The First Baptist Church of Olean will hold its Trunk or Treat event Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to area students. There will be refreshments, games and a movie.
Police will offer a safety check on candy from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Park and Shop in Portville.
Hinsdale Central School will host a Trunk and Treat event on Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the school. Families and community members can bring their treats and hand them out to children in one central, safe place. Games, contests and music are also planned.
The Lions Club will host its Halloween party at Andover Central School beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
Turtlepoint (Pa.) Evangelical Church, the Turtlepoint Community Park and residents invite everyone to bring children to the Turtlepoint Community Park for the third annual trunk-or-treat event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The event aims to provide area children with a safe and friendly environment for trick-or-treating. Parking is available at both the park and the church. The church will offer cider and doughnuts in the pavilion. Turtlepoint residents who would like to hand out candy from their trunks should arrive at the park 15 minutes early.
Ghost stories from the Southern Tier, told by Janet Pfohl; 7 p.m. at Miner’s Cabin 9 Pine St., Franklinville.
Area fire halls will be hosting parties as well:
Almond Fire Hall will host a party there from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The West Clarksville Fire Hall will host an open house beginning at 3 p.m. on Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters can stop in until 8 p.m.
The Bolivar Fire Department will have a Haunted Hall on Oct. 30-31 from 8 p.m. to midnight. The cost is $2 per person. 5 and under are free.
Village of Cuba firefighters will also serve cider and doughnuts during fire-prevention displays at the hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
A party will be held at the Eldred Fire Hall at 7 p.m. for school-aged children.
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