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City Halloween Fun-Fest Is Oct. 31

From left, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor; Angie Viola, R. Patti Excavating & Concrete; Julia Ciesla-Hanley, city recreation coordinator; Carol Drake, Allen Park Women’s Club; Marie Carubba, Jamestown City Council president; Galena Duba-Weaver, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo; John Raymond, Honest John's Restaurant & Pizzeria; and John Williams, city parks manager are outside of the former Allen Park Ice Rink where the 35th Annual Citywide Halloween Fun-Fest will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Submitted photo

Costumes and candy will definitely be featured during the 35th Annual Citywide Halloween Fun-Fest.

The Halloween party will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the former Allen Park Ice Rink in Jamestown. The event has been planned to offer a safe, fun and no-cost alternative to trick-or-treating door to door, said Julia Ciesla-Hanley, city recreation coordinator. The event is for children 12 years of age and under. Individuals older than 12 years of age must be accompanied by a child, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent or an adult.

The evening will feature games, a haunted house, refreshments and musical entertainment by Take 2. There will be a “Costume Parade” at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. as part of the two costume judging contests with winners announced at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Two grand prize winners will receive bicycles.

The event is presented free of charge by the city of Jamestown; Allen Park Women’s Club; Artone Manufacturing; Chautauqua Region Community Foundation; Fessenden, Laumer, & DeAngelo; Honest John’s Pizza; Jamestown Board of Public Utilities; Jamestown Bowling Company; Media One Group; Morton Club; R. Patti Excavating & Concrete; Southern Tier Supply; Starbucks; and Wegmans.

Ciesla-Hanley said special thanks go to students from Jamestown High School Key Club and Jamestown High School National Honor Society who helped fill candy bags. Other volunteers and members of the city’s Parks, Recreation & Conservation Commission will also be adding their support to the event.

For more information about the Halloween Fun-Fest, contact Ciesla-Hanley at 483-7523 or visit the city’s website at jamestownny.net.

Tick-or-treat hours in the city will be held from 6-8 p.m.


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