WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Codington Elementary School held its very special, annual Halloween parade Thursday.
Halloween costumes are not always as easily accessible as it seems. Thanks to a local business, 101 Mobility, special needs students at the elementary school will have one-of-a-kind costumes.
For the past four years, the company’s employees have been taking turns designing and building elaborate costumes that are custom-made to fit the students’ wheelchairs or adaptable strollers.
Sherrill Bowman whose son Michael became Lightening McQueen, said it is important to make the students feel included.
“They matter. At the end of the day, they can’t walk door-to-door like the other kids can,” said Bowman. “101 Mobility comes in and makes the mothers, fathers, family and the students feel special.”
This year 101 Mobility created a Harley Davidson motorcycle, an angel, and Glinda the Good Witch just to name a few. They said it takes about two weeks to create the costumes.