Halloween takes on special meaning at Willow School in Homewood where the youngest of District 153’s students put on a parade for the neighborhood.
Each child comes dressed in costume, and at 8:30 a.m. they line up by classroom for a march through the school. These kindergarteners, first and second graders wave and grin for teachers and friends.
There was great imagination used to create some costumes. One child was dressed as Teddy Roosevelt, complete with glasses, although he had trouble keeping them on. Another was a robot, peeking out from inside a decorated box. There were lots of movie favorites, including the Black Panther, the Incredibles and plenty of Disney princesses.
Teachers got together to be “Friends of 10,” demonstrating, through domino costumes, the various number combinations that will equal 10.
Once the inside parade is complete, The line of kids burst through the side door at Willow and onto Willow Road for a march along the sidewalk as parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends stand on either side and cheer them on.
Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle.