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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Elementary's storybook parade turns 'Fancy'

No one asked "Where's Waldo?" on Monday.

He was spotted amid an echoing gymnasium of costumed Industrial Elementary West students, wearing his famed red-and-white-striped shirt and circular black spectacles.

Following closely behind him, Little Red Riding Hood, Pippi Longstockings, Smokey the Bear, Winnie the Pooh and about 100 other children's storybook characters paraded through the room before a cheering student body.

The costumed event wasn't intended to be educational, but, instead, sought to engage students in book reading and gives them a connection to the characters, Moyer said.