Halloween makes for spooktacular displays throughout town

Children from Family Centers marched up Arch Street and onto Greenwich Avenue as part of the annual Halloween celebration. — Ken Borsuk photo

Children from Family Centers marched up Arch Street and onto Greenwich Avenue as part of the annual Halloween celebration. — Ken Borsuk photo

Hours before they hit the streets in search of either tricks or treats (or perhaps some combination of both), Greenwich children celebrated Halloween in full costumed glory last Thursday.

Several schools and community groups held Halloween parties throughout the day on Oct. 31, and that meant there was ghoulish delight from both ends of Greenwich. Family Centers preschool started off the day with a morning Halloween parade with its students going up Arch Street onto nearby Greenwich Avenue, delighting parents, grandparents and interested onlookers along the way.

Later in the day, schools, including Hamilton Avenue and Old Greenwich School held their annual parades as well, letting the kids in all grades show off their creative costumes. The entire Hamilton Avenue School participated, as kids, led by Principal Cynthia Womack, marched around the school’s outdoor track twice, giving parents plenty of chance to enjoy the show.

At that same time across town, Old Greenwich School brought back its traditional parade around Sound Beach Avenue past many of the local businesses as the community turned out to cheer students on. Halloween is a popular holiday at Old Greenwich School, and while last year Hurricane Sandy canceled the fun, it was back in force this year, with the Pumpkin Lady, the Pumpkin Patch, the food drive, and the parade all within the last few weeks before culminating on Halloween.

Post editor Ken Borsuk and Post photographer John Ferris Robben were at the scene of these events, and more photographs will be available online Monday at Greenwich-post.com.

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