On Tuesday, October 20th, Legislator Bill Gaylor joined with Lynbrook Mayor Alan Beach and local mothers to introduce the Purple Pumpkin Halloween Project. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have been rightfully concerned about letting their children trick-or-treat. Governor Cuomo has stated that trick-or-treating will not be cancelled this year. Following a nation-wide initiative, Legislator Gaylor has started the Purple Pumpkin Halloween Project in Nassau County, to signal to parents and trick-or-treaters which houses are safe to trick-or-treat at.
Homeowners who are COVID-free and are following the proper health and sanitary precautions and want to take part in Halloween, are asked to go to Legislator Gaylor’s or the Village of Lynbrook’s website and print out the Purple Pumpkin poster and put it in their window and on their door. This is a commitment from the homeowner that they will be wearing a mask and gloves and taking the proper social distancing precautions. Trick-or-treaters are also asked to wear a mask and follow social distance guidelines while trick-or-treating.