By Ellen McGinness
Almost 200 goblins, ghouls, and ghosts marched in the St Aloysius School Halloween parade on Monday. Honoring the longstanding school tradition, upper school students paired up with their lower school “buddies” to march the little ones down Elm Street in New Canaan.
Eighth graders and their second grade buddies held the banner and led the costumed revelers through the town and then back to the school gym for treats afterward. Seen on the street was a giant inflatable T-Rex; teachers dressed as emojis; a wicked witch of the west, Donald Trump; a Roman goddess; and a school of great white sharks. One fourth grader, dressed like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz said, “we love the Halloween parade at our school because when you’re the little buddy you get to be with your big buddy all afternoon. My sister is in sixth grade and just got her kindergarten buddy this year so it was their first parade together. I can’t wait til I’m a sixth grader too and can walk in the parade with my little buddy—it’s so much fun!”