Students share their Halloween spirit
Washington Elementary students had the chance to share their costumes in the school's annual Halloween Parade Tuesday.
Washington Elementary students showcase their costumes as part of the school's annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday.
Washington Elementary students walk near the school as part of the school's annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday.
Washington Elementary students showcase their costumes as part of theschool's annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday.
Staff Writer | November 3, 2023 1:00 AM
SANDPOINT — Barbies, dinosaurs, fairies, cowboys, and even a pickle walked down Boyer Avenue in Washington Elementary’s annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday.
Following decades-long tradition, elementary students walked around Memorial Field and back to school to show off their costumes to parents and friends during the school day.
Staff at Washington Elementary, including retired teachers, said the parade has been happening as long as they can remember. Washington Elementary principal Natassia Hamer said it’s likely been going on for over 30 years, based on information she could gather from teachers she talked to.
“Kids, parents and staff look forward to the parade every year,” Hamer said. “Kids love that parents line the street to see their costumes. We appreciate the support from Selkirk Fire and the sheriffs department and or Sandpoint City Police to make sure kids safely cross the street. This is such a fun tradition.”
Other Lake Pend Oreille School District schools also participated in festive activities this week as part of the Halloween holiday.
Northside Elementary had a costume parade in its gym the morning of Halloween, a group of Farmin Stidwell students visited residents at Life Care of Sandpoint around the same time, and at Sandpoint Middle School, students attended a Halloween costume dance Oct. 27.