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A superhero, a leopard and a ladybug from Mrs. Elmhorst’s first grade class show off their Halloween finery during the parade down Main Street in Roberts. (Photos by Sarah Young)

Halloween parade is a cherished tradition

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The damp, drizzly weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the SCC Elementary students as they proudly marched through the streets of Roberts in their costumes on Halloween afternoon.

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“It’s the featured highlight of the year,” SCC Elementary principal Dr. Heidi Weisert-Peatow said. “Parents even take off work to come see it.”

The parade has been a yearly event for as long as anyone can remember, according to Weisert-Peatow and the office staff. It has never been cancelled and is held inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

She also said it’s nice to do something traditional in a year when so much at the school has changed due to the fire April 30.

The district’s 4-K students also joined in the parade fun. They are scattered around Roberts and Hammond in community buildings, daycares and churches, Weisert-Peatow said.

The parade attracts so many people that the police department blocks off some of the streets so students can walk safely.

Weisert-Peatow, new science teacher Alycia Benzer and new fourth grade teacher Margaret Behling were the grand marshals of the parade.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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