AUBURN, Mass. – Superheroes and villains, princesses and witches, jocks and nerds and many more characters appeared in Halloween parades in Auburn elementary schools on Wednesday.
Bryn Mawr, Julia Bancroft, Mary D. Stone and Pakachoag Elementary Schools held festive parades on Oct. 31, as hundreds of kids dressed up for one of the most-anticipated events all school year.
“One of our most favorite days of the year,” said Mary D. Stone Principal Elizabeth Chase of Halloween. “Everybody gets to be a kid again and dress up and have fun -- just a really fun day all-around.”
After parading down from Town Hall to the Mary D. Stone parking lot, the kindergartners, first- and second-graders lined up together to sing and dance to Halloween songs about pumpkins and hayrides.
Throngs of parents and families mobbed the parking lot to take pictures of their loved ones.
“The turnout from parents is always amazing,” Chase said. “Mary D. has very supportive parents and families. It’s not just Mom and Dad. It’s also grandparents, and aunts and uncles and cousins, so we’re very fortunate that way.”
Before the parades kicked-off in the schools, the Auburn Senior Center had a costume contest at its Halloween lunch. First-place went to Beverly Geddes, who dressed up as “bikini girl.” Then Barbara Magdas came in second-place with her Statue of Liberty costume. And third-place was given to Nancy Harris who came as Michael Myers from the “Halloween” movie series.
The Senior Center lunch included Swedish meatballs with egg noodles, in addition to Halloween cake, punch and treats.
The Daily Voice was able to make it to the Mary D. Stone and Pakachoag Elementary School parades, as well as the Senior Center, which are featured in the above photo gallery. If you took photos in Auburn on Halloween, send them to email@example.com to include them in the gallery.