Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Parade

10/27/19 Maple Leaf Halloween parade
One of the things I like about living in the Maple Leaf neighborhood is that even though we are in the middle of the city, we still have a few old-fashioned community events. In the summer it’s the ice cream social (which we’ve missed, unfortunately, the past several years because we always seem to be out of the country then), and in the fall it’s the Halloween parade. Sunday afternoon was the latter – sunny, brisk and perfect for kids, dogs and parents in costume. 

The festivities begin at the Chevron station, and everyone parades past local businesses and neighbors who give out candy. We end up a few blocks away at Maple Leaf Park, where more candy, hot chocolate and apple juice are consumed. Sketching a chaos of over-sugared kids is always a challenge, so I simply made a composite of a few people who happened to stay still long enough for me to get a few shapes down. The orange balloon was a backdrop for families to take photos. My favorite costume this year was the tiny Yoda. 

Happy Halloween!

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