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The Telegram
  • Ghosts and goblins come out for Barringer Road’s Halloween parade

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  • A mummy walked with his arms out down the Barringer Road Elementary School hallways on Thursday, followed by a butterfly princess and a dinosaur.
    The Stay Puft Marshallow Man was also spotted, so was Superman, Super Girl and even Ms. Valerie Frizzle was seen walking with Little Bo Peep.
    There were lots of strange sights at the school as teachers and students dressed up in costumes for a Halloween parade.
    “Halloween is a very fun holiday for kids,” said Principal Jeremy Rich. “So we’re doing the parties and parades. The kids get very excited.”
    The parade had originally been scheduled for outdoors, but was canceled due to the rain. Parents, who arrived planning to watch the parade, weren’t allowed to watch it indoors due to security reasons.
    Gina Kirkpatrick, a second grade teacher at the school, said, “We did our normal thing for the morning and then we did our Halloween activities.”
    Kirkpatrick said this included doing some Halloween math and Halloween reading, all before getting into their costumes for the parade.
    “It’s a crazy, sugar rush day,” she said.
    Lynn King, a kindergarten teacher, dressed as Super Girl for the festivities.
    She said her class did some pumpkin bowling and some Halloween crafts.
    “Next to Christmas, this is the best day of their lives,” said King.
    Trick-o-treaters took to the streets Thursday night despite the rainy forecast. According to www.wikipedia.org, Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is observed in countries around the world on Oct. 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It states the holiday “initiates the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.”

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