WAYLAND — The ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and werewolves came to the streets on Oct. 28 for the annual Wayland Rotary Club Halloween Parade.
Wayland Rotary Club member Jean McMillan said there is always a great turnout for the parade. The club has done this parade for over 50 years.
“This is a good community event,” she said. “We always have a good turnout. It gives people a chance to test out their costumes early.”
Many people come together for this event in the community.
Kelly Bauer talked about her granddaughter, Makayla Rizzieri, being the fourth generation to wear the handmade Native American costume.
Bauer said her mother made the costume and was the first to wear it. It has since been worn by Bauer, her daughter, and now her granddaughter.
“Back in those days you didn’t buy a $50 outfit to trick or treat in,” she said. “You used what you had at home.”
Bauer said she has kept it in good condition for year and years.
“I hope we can keep passing it down,” she said. “There are a lot of good memories attached to this costume. It reminds us how we used to live, and how we didn’t spend a lot of money. We didn’t have a lot of money in those days. It was a simpler time.”
Bauer was pleased her granddaughter agreed to wear the costume this year, and keep the family tradition alive.
“Halloween is a fun time to get together,” she said. “It is all about the grandkids, kids, and school kids.”
Wayland Rotary Club handed out little prizes to everyone who participated this year, and they all got a donut and apple cider.