By MaryCatherine Karcich, Contributing Writer
Mulready students (l to r) Marina, her sister Christiana, Allison and Emilie. (Photo/MaryCatherine Karcich)
Hudson – With Halloween just around the corner, the Joseph L. Mulready School hosted its first Cougar Costume Run Oct. 24 coordinated by the school’s physical education teacher, Dan Fahey.
According to Fahey, the run was meant to bring families together in a fun setting, as well as provide a fun way to incorporate physical activity. Each family was suggested to donate $10. All proceeds went to the Home and School Association and the donations will help pay for Field Day t-shirts for the students.
The two-hour event was executed in stages during the two hours so that everyone who showed up would get a chance. Younger siblings of Mulready students were also given the opportunity to take part in the run.
Students were dressed in a variety of costumes, including a blue M&M, a tiger, a ninja, Batman, Luigi, and a butterfly. Even some of the parents decided to join in on the fun. Darth Vadar was spotted roaming about as his young apprentice ran his laps, and one of Salem’s witches came to cheer on her little one.
Mulready School Principal Kelly Whitmore was also in attendance, interacting with parents and students.
Despite the chilly weather, the students enjoyed dressing up in their costumes, seeing friends, and participating in the run.
This year also marks the school’s 50th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, a carnival, a Buddy Bench dedication, and a 1965-themed dance are all in the works.