Lynbrook Mayor Alan Beach, Nassau County Legislator William Gaylor and Lynbrook parents joined together on Oct. 20 to introduce the Purple Pumpkin Halloween Project to promote a safe and healthy holiday.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, many parents have been concerned about letting their kids trick-or-treat. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the festivities would not be banned this year, and Lynbrook is following others nationwide in the pumpkin project, which signals which houses are safe to trick-or-treat at.
Homeowners who are Covid-19 free and are following the proper health and safety protocols are invited to visit the Lynbrook village website or Gaylor’s website to print out a purple pumpkin poster to place on a window or their door. The pumpkin signifies that the homeowner is healthy and willing to accept trick-or-treaters.
Once they place the pumpkin, the homeowner is vowing to take proper precautions and wear a mask and gloves when trick-or-treaters visit their home on Halloween. Trick-or-treaters are also asked to follow proper safety protocols when visiting homes.
Courtesy Nassau County; compiled by Mike Smollins