NAUGATUCK - Superstars strolled down the shiny red carpet. The Paparazzi flashed their cameras with a fury. A few people even showed up in limos.
There wasn't a movie filmed in Naugatuck, but local children felt like celebrities as they entered in style Wednesday morning.
School faculty and staff set up a Hollywood theme, complete with a red carpet walk for students through the center of parents acting like Paparazzi behind red velvet ropes. The event has been held every first day for the past four years.
"We do this because the children are our celebrities, the staff are celebrities," said Principal Cheryl Kane, who showed up in a stretch limo donated for the event by Limosuines Plus in Wolcott. "It's a great way to kick off the year."
The school welcomed more than 500 students on Wednesday. Parents Chris and Carla Abate, who have two children at Maple Hill, said the event is something they look forward to every year.
"This is nice because it makes the kids comfortable and it makes us, as parents, comfortable, too," Chris Abate said. "It's fun for everyone."
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