A swirling eddy of a breeze elevated a quartet of brown and wrinkled maple leaves into a ghostly dance as a pint-sized witch clutched her bag of goodies in one hand and her mother's hand in the other. The mother, also dressed as a witch, a near marco copy of her daughter, black pointy hat and all, guided the girl up School Street for the next store stop and some more candy for the tote sack.
Across the street a bunny hopped, a jester danced and an astronaut glided along as they continued their zigzag course down the block, not missing a store along the route.
So it went on a chilly, breeze-swept, albeit sunny Saturday afternoon at this year's edition of the annual Halloween parade in the heart of the city, emanating from the Village Square, sponsored by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District. Children in costumes assembled in the Staples parking lot on School Street at 1 p.m., then tricked or treated through the downtown until 3 p.m.
Emergency Medical Services and police vehicles closed off parts of Glen and School Streets to provide safe passage for the children and their escorts.