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November 5, 2013 > Witches, goblins, and ghostsÉ Oh my!

Witches, goblins, and ghostsÉ Oh my!

Submitted By Molleen Barnes, Sunol School Superintendent

If you happened to wend your way through Niles Canyon around 11:30 a.m. on October 31st, you may have been in for an unexpected delight! Every year Sunol Glen children embark on not just a Halloween school parade, but a parade to be enjoyed by the entire town of Sunol! Kids and adults alike use this opportunity to dress their best in costumes galore and bask in the glory of the experience. Indeed, this is truly a community event like none other as the ÒtrickstersÓ are led through the town by the Cal Fire Department in their big engine fire truck. Following the truck, the schoolÕs band, plays an upbeat tempo to add to the festival atmosphere.

Shopkeepers, customers and town folk all appeared on walkways and around the park to cheer on the paraders! As the parade entered the park, students were treated to yummy treats provided by the enthusiastic sponsors of this event, the Sunol Business Guild. Sunol Railroad workers, participating as the train conductors and outfitted in their Halloween garb, stopped the train next to the park, much to the revelers delight! The Band played a few tunes in the park and then the parade snaked back along Bond Street to the school. The County SheriffÕs department provided a safe passage for this part of the parade.

It truly does Òtake a villageÓ to support our children and this event epitomizes Sunol VillageÕs commitment to its children!

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