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Pelham Children Participate in Halloween Tradition

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – Students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help dressed up in Halloween costumes on Friday and paraded from classroom to classroom for an indoor trick-or-treat parade.

The kindergarten and pre-k children journeyed to the classrooms of their fellow students to get candy from the teachers. Harry Potter, Snow White, Batman, Indiana Jones and others paraded through the hallways of the school to celebrate Halloween.

In each room, the children sang a song for the teacher and students after they received their candy.

Susan Cotronei has been the principal at Our Lady of Perpetual Help for five years. The Halloween parade is a tradition that predates her work at the school, and Cotronei said the children are always excited for the festivities.

“It’s a big day,” Cotronei said. “We’re doing all Halloween today, even though it’s not until Monday just because they’re so excited.”

The Halloween celebration continued Friday night with a party inside the school for students and their parents. Students set up chairs and tables during the day to prepare for the party, which Cotronei said is also a tradition at the school.

Guests chip in and bring snacks and other items for the party. The entire day is a celebration of the spooky holiday and helps to bring the school together.

“It cements the family atmosphere that’s around here,” Cotronei said.

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