While many feel that Halloween is a holiday meant to be enjoyed by the youngest members of the community, it turns out there’s as much holiday spirit in those young at heart, too.
After two years of suspending their favourite Halloween tradition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the kindergarten class at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Amherstview had reason to celebrate on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, as it saw the return of their annual Halloween parade at The Windsor Retirement Residence.
The youngest students from the school, including superheroes, Disney princesses, unicorns, witches, monsters, and more, paraded from their school the short distance to the Amherstview-based retirement home just after noon. There, they were delighted to find their senior friends had not forgotten their annual meet-up, and were equally as decked out in Halloween costumes – some of them mirroring those worn by their younger counterparts.
Those with the school expressed joy and excitement to be able to see their students getting out in the community and enjoying the experience of connecting with the residents at The Windsor, something that was missed by many over the past few years. After sharing some laughs and smiles, the youngsters lined up to fill their bags with sweet goodies, before heading back to school for the remainder of the day. Undoubtedly, the young cats, creatures, pokemon, and police officers were energized and enthused for even more trick or treating in the evening ahead!