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Sandy Elementary Parade Is A Hit On Halloween

Oct 23, 2014 02:14PM ● By Julie Slama

Last year, Sandy Elementary students were a hit on Historic Main Street in Sandy as they paraded in costume on Halloween. Photo courtesy of Sandy Elementary

For years, the community, including the Sandy City Council and Canyons School Board members, have lined historic Main Street between 280 East and the Utah Trax line, approximately 160 East,  on Halloween morning for a special parade.

This year will be no different as 550 little ghosts and goblins from Sandy Elementary are expected to parade Historic Sandy on Halloween morning.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. leaving the school grounds. The route will take the school children on Main Street to the Trax line and then return to the school. They will be accompanied by Sandy Police, along with Sandy Elementary faculty and staff.

“This is historic Sandy, and we’re the hub of the community,” Principal Sandra Dahl-Houlihan said. “This is a chance for Sandy Elementary and the community to come together to celebrate.”

The parade started years ago, but then took a hiatus. Dahl-Houlihan brought it back in 2007.

“I’m not sure when it started and why it stopped, but I’ve heard about it from many members of the community and some teachers. It was a highlight for our community so it was important to bring back the tradition,” she said.

While most elementary schools opt for indoor parades, Altara Elementary Principal Nicole Svee Magann also decided to hold the school’s annual parade outside this year. On Halloween morning, students dressed in costumes will walk up 11000 South to Alta High to be greeted by student and school leaders and then head back to the school.

Alta View Elementary, which has held outdoor parades during good weather, plans to hold its elementary Halloween parade outside this year, circling the school throughout the neighborhood.

 East Sandy Elementary will also hold its parade outside, weather permitting.