Students and seniors reunite for Halloween 2022 in Amherstview

Unicorns unite! One kindergarten student from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School found her choice of costume was a hit with her senior friends at The Windsor Retirement Residence when her class arrived at the retirement home in Amherstview for their Halloween parade on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, and found two of the residents had chosen similiar costume options for the day. Submitted photo.

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.

Arresting development — These two found a shared interest in their Halloween costumes this year and were ready to fight crime together as they posed for their police portrait before diving into the sweets. Submitted photo.

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!


One thought on “Students and seniors reunite for Halloween 2022 in Amherstview

  • So nice to read about this community initiative. I hope that it continues and that more schools do something similar next year.

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