Riley Barger, dressed as Buzz Lightyear, waives to parents watching the annual Halloween Parade at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Niles Thursday. Leader photo/CRAIG HAUPERT
Riley Barger, dressed as Buzz Lightyear, waives to parents watching the annual Halloween Parade at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Niles Thursday. Leader photo/CRAIG HAUPERT

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St. Mary’s School celebrates Halloween with parade

Published 7:55am Friday, November 1, 2013

While the weather outside was frightful, it didn’t spoil the fun for students walking in St. Mary’s Catholic School’s Halloween parade Thursday in Niles.

There was Buzz Lightyear, Spiderman, several members of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and even and appearance by a man dressed as Si Robertson from the hit reality television show Duck Dynasty.

The approximately 70 students grades preschool through sixth walked around the gymnasium a couple times before going back to class for snacks.

Not lost in the fun was the message of the day — that the school was celebrating All Hallows’ Eve, which comes before All Saints Day, a day in which the church honors all of the saints.

“It’s a celebration of all the holy people who came before us,” said Principal Sharon Gregorski.

The Catholic Church will celebrate All Souls Day Saturday, paying tribute to all those who have died.

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