Mills Lawn School
Treats await Mills Lawn School students on their return from their annual Halloween Parade.

Treats await Mills Lawn School students on their return from their annual Halloween Parade. (Photos by Matt Minde)

A petrifying parade of grade-school ghouls

Last Friday, Oct. 29, Mills Lawn School students once again set out to spook downtown via the annual Halloween Parade. Ghosts, goblins and mischievous monsters of every type flooded the sidewalk and thrilled onlookers. Highlights were a walking iPod, a hot air balloonist, an six-armed spider, a pair of werewolves, a bulbous golden tea pot, and, at one point, three Darth Vaders in a group (which didn’t bode well for the Rebel Alliance).

At the end of the route, students filed into the gym — briefly making it a giant, chaotic catch-basin for the weird and macabre —

before filing back to their rooms. Parents and siblings were invited to partake of treats and cider before the big evening.

Last minute touches transform student into spook. (Photos by Matt Minde)

Last minute touches transform student into spook. (Photos by Matt Minde)

 

Mills Lawn students moments before the parade.

Mills Lawn students moments before the parade.

 

Mills Lawn School's "Lunch Lady"

Mills Lawn School's "Lunch Lady" gets inspected.

 

Robots and ninjas, soldiers and zombies round a corner.

Robots and ninjas, soldiers and zombies round a corner.

 

A golden teapot, marching spout forward.

A golden teapot, marching spout forward.

 

Helping in the clean-up.

Helping in the clean-up.

 

Mills Lawn School gym after the great annual Halloween Parade. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Mills Lawn School gym after the great annual Halloween Parade.

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