PENINSULA - Last Wednesday was one of the greatest days of the year - especially if you're a kid. What's not to love? You get to dress however crazy you want, you get a ton of free candy, and nobody is going to think the worst of you - because evryone else is doing it too!

For Peninsula students on the north end the day began with a Halloween parade at Ocean Park School. Led by principal Bette Arne, the costumed kiddies made their way around the school and playground for all to see their varied guises. Second-grader Marcello Lazaro, AT RIGHT, took a unique approach, going as "Dead Elvis." His friend Kenneth Sheldon went as the living version. Third-grader Blake Hajdok, BELOW, was sure to give a salute while passing by in his soldier costume.

"This is the first year that we've done the parade outdoors," said principal Arne. "At the old school we would do it through the classrooms." She added that the walk gives the students the chance to see everyone else's costume and get the kids psyched for the entertainment for the day - a concert by "Count" Walters and his Zombie Band.

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