Bees, cupcakes and cowboys stroll through downtown Hinsdale
A puppy (Christian Bulger) and other characters and parents from Grace Church Preschool parade through downtown Hinsdale on Halloween. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 5, 2012 7:06PM
HINSDALE — Halloween started early for children in Grace Church preschool.
The children wore their Halloween costumes to preschool Wednesday morning and at 10 a.m. marched west on First Street to downtown Hinsdale from the church at 120 E. First St.
Christine Munoz walked along with her 4-year-old twin Ninjas, Benjamin and Mateo.
Eydie Jarosz carried her young son Trace, who beneath his coat was outfitted as a cowboy with leather chaps. Trace’s older brother, Lukas was dressed as a pirate, his choice of costume for the past few Halloweens.
“I’ve been that for a long time,” Lukas said.
Parents did not have to accompany their children, as preschool staff supervised the walk. But the parents did not want to miss the fun.
“You get to see all the kids in costume,” said Courtney Schaeffer, who pushed her son Alex, a bundled up Elmo, in a stroller, while son Will, dressed as SpiderMan, walked alongside. “It’s a fun time.”
Will was almost as excited as on Christmas when he woke up this morning, Schaeffer said.
“He yelled, ‘It’s Halloween,’” Schaeffer said. “I thought it’s 6 a.m.”
The preschool’s afternoon class also will parade in their Halloween costumes down First Street at 2 p.m. Wednesday.~.