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The Halloween Parade: A Treat of a NCCS Tradition

A much-beloved annual tradition,  New Canaan Country School’s Lower School community (Grade 1- 4 students and faculty) gathered Oct. 28 to celebrate the season by marching in a Halloween Parade around the school’s campus. Led by Head of School Mr. Cooper, adorned for the day in a giraffe costume, and Head of Lower School Mrs. Mallin, as a rainbow bright unicorn, the parade also included the fifth and sixth grade members of the school's marching band.
As part of their culminating year, ninth-graders have always participated in the parade, taking a victory lap of sorts around campus, costumed in a collective theme. This year, they were dressed as farmers, cows, tractors, corn and seedlings. 

Family members and the rest of the school’s community cheered for participants as the parade snaked around campus; past the Thacher Early Childhood Division, where Beginners and Kindergarteners lined the sidewalk, past Middle and Upper School buildings and back to the Lower School Welles Building where additional festivities took place, including the weighing of the Great Pumpkin. This year’s winning guess was 80 pounds, a tie between second grader Lily Burnes and third grader Creighton Savage.
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