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Neighborhood tricks and treats

Parade brings students into community for Halloween

Photography by Dianne Carroll Burdick

Grand Rapids — Students and staff from Stocking and Sibley Elementary schools enjoyed some neighborhood trick-or-treating on their parade routes Friday.

Students walk along Stocking Street as Davenport University representatives pass out treats

“This has been a big deal at Stocking for many years, so we are so excited to get back to it,” said KSSN Community School Coordinator Cheyenne Buelterman-Fernandez. “We go all out for Halloween at Stocking!”

Before heading out on parade, students visited Halloween-themed stations in their building and, in the afternoon, students began following the parade route, dressed up in their costumes, while community businesses and partners lined the route to pass out candy and other goodies.

Students watch as drivers wave at them
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Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark is a reporter covering Byron Center, Caledonia, Godfrey-Lee, Kenowa Hills and Thornapple Kellogg. She grew up in metro Detroit and her journalism journey brought her west to Grand Rapids via Michigan State University where she covered features and campus news for The State News. She also co-authored three 100-question guides to increase understanding and awareness of various human identities, through the MSU School of Journalism. Following graduation, she worked as a beat reporter for The Ann Arbor News, covering stories on education, community, prison arts and poetry, before finding her calling in education reporting and landing at SNN. Alexis is also the author of a poetry chapbook, “Learning to Sleep in the Middle of the Bed.”


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