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Halloween in the “Hollow”

In his 1820 story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving refers to Sleepy Hollow as a place where “a drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere.” That may have been true at one time but we can assure you that on this Halloween, students in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns were brimming with energy and excitement. 

Halloween in the “Hollow” has long been a special day and one that is very community-oriented. That community spirit was found at our elementary school parades as middle and high school students came out to cheer on our younger Horsemen as they marched through the school grounds to songs performed by the high school band. They even had a surprise visit by the Village’s guest of honor, the Headless Horseman himself.

“So many of these students started school here at JP and participated in the Halloween parade,” said Superintendent Chris Borsari, referring to the middle school students who were showing their support. “I’m sure they have a real connection to this event and to many of the teachers who are still here. This is one of the many great parts of living in a place where you feel that sense of community.”