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All across Wilson County, students took their costumes to school for Halloween Thursday.
At Lee Woodard Elementary School, most of its 168 students participated in a Halloween parade in front of the school.
The Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department’s fire engine led the parade two revolutions around the parking lot.
“It gives the students an opportunity to explore different costumes,” said Corey Walker, principal.
Students came dressed as superheroes, characters from classic movies, Dr. Seuss characters, princesses, sports stars and recording artists.
Some even made up their own costumes from scratch.
Michelle Hickey, school counselor, organized the parade as part of Red Ribbon Week.
“Since Red Ribbon Week always ends on Halloween, it’s nice to include it,” Hickey said. “Who doesn’t like to dress up?”
Parents and grandparents stood on the curb and made photographs and videos of their children and their classes.
“It’s also an opportunity to bring the community in and take pictures,” Hickey said.