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March 31 is deadline to enter bicentennial parade May 20

ANGELICA -- The deadline is March 31 for entries in Allegany County's bicentennial parade May 20 in Angelica.

Parade chairman Bob Meyers said the parade will highlight the "hidden treasures" of each of the county's 29 towns. He also said he has appealed to town supervisors to recruit parade participants.

The parade will get under way on Main Street at 11 a.m. May 20, the date set aside to observe the 200th anniversary of the county's founding. Allegany County was created on April 7, 1806, by an act of the State Legislature.

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$30,000 in renovations planned for high school

OLEAN -- A $30,000 renovation project for the grounds and facade of Olean High School is being undertaken by the Olean City School District.

The school's sandstone base will be cleaned, the pillars will be lighted, the Marshall Eade fountain will be renovated and a brick plaza with picnic tables, benches, lampposts and new trees and shrubs will be added.

Scott's Lawn & Landscaping Services of Allegany has been selected as contractor for the project, which comes as the high school marks its 70th birthday. The Olean City School District Foundation will sell bricks to the public that will be used for the school's new plaza.

"You can be a part of a legacy for thousands of future Olean High students," said Michiko McElfresh, president of the School Board. "We encourage school clubs, past and current athletic teams, families of graduates, businesses in the Olean area, our alumni and family and friends to participate."

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