2018 Halloween Parade A Great Time For Students, Staff and Community

During the annual Halloween Parade, Ashland Elementary students, staff and parents enjoyed an afternoon of trick or treating and spooky fun.  This year’s school-wide theme centers on a hero’s journey and finding your superpower.   Many of the staff and students dressed as their favorite Super Hero or displayed their superpower as part of their costume.  In the days leading to the parade, each learning team created a banner highlighting their superpowers.  The banners were judged by a panel of staff and the winning team was selected to lead the parade.

Pictured above Brecken Reynolds proudly displays the winning banner.

 As the parade lined up at the elementary school, the air was filled with joy and laughter as students and staff alike showed off their costumes.  Community members and local business owners also joined the festivities by also wearing a wonderful selection of costumes.

Thanks to the following businesses who participated in trick or treating:  Village Grill, Elaine Hughes Realty, Dollar General, Farm Family Insurance, Buskey’s Auto, Common Man Restaurant, Lisa’s Personal Training, Bob’s Shurfine, Lucky Dragon, Fran’s Ceramics, Ashland Baptist Church, , Mountain Laurel, Ashland Library, Highlites, Samyn D’Elia Architects,  Ashland House of Pizza, Squam Lakes Plumbing and Heating, Meredith Village Savings Bank, and the Ashland Town Office.

 Special thanks to the staff at Meredith Village for coordinating the parade route as well as to the Ashland Police, Fire and Highway departments who assisted with traffic control.


Pictured above Kindergarten students Brandon Dame, Xylana LeBlanc and Willow Chapman enjoy their first AES Halloween parade; Bottom left, Nick McKenzie and Sam Liebert stop for a quick photo;  Bottom middle Robert Laauwe aged quickly throughout the afternoon; Bottom right, Laura Liebert is dressed as a weather person caught in a hurricane.