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Halloween parade is a cherished tradition

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) 1 / 5
Parents huddle under umbrellas as the 4-K students make their way down the street in their inventive costumes.2 / 5
Kids dressed as Robin, the Boy Wonder from Batman, a cowgirl, Spiderman and a princess chat as they march down the parade route, waving and talking to people lining the streets.3 / 5
This Green Bay Packer looks like he belongs at Lambeau Field, not as part of an elementary school Halloween parade.4 / 5
Dozens of children made their way down the rainy streets of Roberts, waving, smiling and calling out to family and friends who lined the curbs, hoping for a glimpse of their dressed up kids.5 / 5

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.

“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.

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. 

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