By JUDY SHERARD
Halloween came a day early at Holy Family Elementary School as the kinder-prep and preschool students celebrated Thursday.
Spider Man, Captain America and the University of Kansas basketball player cheered as the Mutant Ninja Turtle took his turn "bowling." The object was to knock down as many toilet tissue rolls sporting faces made from black construction paper.
That was one of the games at the Halloween party for the 22 students in Karen Bieker's afternoon preschool class at Holy Family. The 22 students in the morning class also had a party. Bieker's students are age 4 and 5.
The children celebrated a day early due to no school today.
They showed off their costumes with a parade through the school, then it was party time in the school gym.
"It's a fun dress-up day," Bieker said. "There's nothing ghoulish or evil. You make it fun."
And fun it was as they came as Batman, a Greek goddess, a fireman and a doctor.
In fact everyone, including Bieker and her paras Nichole Sauer and Vali Leis and parent volunteers, were dressed in costumes.
Bieker, Sauer and Leis were dressed as doctors.
Parent volunteer coordinator Kellie Lee came dressed as a baby in pajamas, with feet and a pacifer. Her son, Colin, is in Bieker's class. She has an older daughter, but Lee ran a day care then and wasn't able to help with school parties.
"It was work," Lee said. "I love to craft, so it's fun. The kids make it worth it."
Volunteers dressed in costume -- referee, witch and in Royals gear.
Other Halloween games included pin the eyeball on the monster and more.
Treats were served.