Ghosts and goblins, warriors and princesses, video game characters and every day heroes were seen in and around Warren County School District's elementary schools on Wednesday.
Thousands of county students participated in Halloween parades. Some were indoors. Some were out in the community, braving temperatures in the low 40s.
At Youngsville Elementary Middle School (YEMS) hundreds of parents and community members lined the way as pirates, ninjas, Angry Birds, special ops, the undead, students from Monster High, and many others, even a headless horseman, passed by.
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Smurfettes Alexis (left) and Adelyn McDonald watch as brother Logan (Brainy Smurf), not pictured, walks in the Youngsville Elementary School Halloween Parade.
More than 300 Youngsville students took part in the Halloween tradition.
Joining the headless horsemen (Sawyer Lawson) in the unique category were a sock monkey (Hannah Newcamp), Sherlock Holmes (Samuel Smith), and a family of Smurfs (Logan McDonald and sisters Alexis and Adelyn).
Princesses, vampires, football players, emergency service providers, and video game characters of all sorts were among the popular costume choices.
The students walked almost the entire length of Second Street, a round-trip of almost a mile, to show off their efforts.
The school also hosted a pumpkin carving contest among its Halloween events.
A hamburger, a Charlotte's Web scene, and Cinderella in her carriage were among the winning pumpkins.
"The goal is to get the parents and the kids doing things together," Principal Eric Mineweaser said.