Halloween fun in Waterville

Waterville preschool children trick-or-treat with director Sharon Long. (Empire Press photo/Suzanne Robinson)

 

By Suzanne Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Waterville’s preschool and elementary school students enjoyed a day of Halloween fun on Oct. 31.

Earlier in the day, the preschool children dressed in their costumes and visited various downtown merchants for trick-or-treating, accompanied by several parents. The preschool is based at the Federated Church with Sharon Long as the director.

The elementary school students, in their favorite costumes, paraded around the school in the afternoon before arriving on main street to receive treats from Waterville businesses.

Halloween activities are a tradition in Waterville. Parents and community members look forward to watching the children as they show off their costumes. The youngsters seemed to enjoy themselves and went home with sacks full of candy.

 

Evan Finkbeiner with the preschool. (Empire Press photo/Suzanne Robinson)

 

Genavera Nguyen with her mother Becca Brown parades with the preschool students. (Empire Press photo/Suzanne Robinson)

 

Lauren Shiflett dressed up for the Halloween parade. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

Waterville elementary students in Halloween costumes. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

Elementary children in costumes parade through the school before trick-or-treating at downtown Waterville businesses. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

Ben Viebrock in the Halloween parade. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

Teacher Melissa Flaget is dressed up for Halloween at Waterville school. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

Khloe Suppes and Hana Hinderer in their costumes. Teacher Justin Grillo is in the background. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)