Senior parade

May 22, the day the Purcell Class of 2020 was to receive diplomas, will be Purcell’s Senior Parade beginning in the Rubys parking lot at 7 p.m. and after winding through town and by the numerous school facilities will end at the Caboose.

The Purcell Class of 2020 has missed out on many traditions due to COVID-19, including one of their favorites walking the elementary halls in their cap and gown.

But this year’s seniors will have the first Graduation Parade May 22, the date originally set for commencement,

Seniors will meet in Rubys parking lot in their Dragon gear at 6:45 p.m.

The parade will begin via escort at 7 p.m.

Seniors are encouraged to decorate their cars for the community to see as they drive by.

The route will go by each school and field, and then end on Main Street at the Caboose.

“We are thrilled to be able to give this opportunity to our seniors on the day they should have walked the stage,” a senior parent said.

“But we do still encourage everyone to please follow the CDC guidelines during this celebration and practice social distancing.”

Parents, friends, family, teachers and fellow students are requested to line the route, make signs of encouragement and decorate your business windows.

“Lets make this a parade to remember. We hope to see the community, students and teachers, along the route,” the parent concluded.

The route will take seniors by the junior high, football field, Red Hill Splash Pad, the intermediate school, track and baseball and softball fields, the elementary school, high school and end at the Main Street Caboose where a DJ will be playing music.

Seniors are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. at the Purcell City Lake to decorate their vehicles.

Senior T-shirt pickup at the multipurpose building is set for 6 p.m.

Then at 8 p.m. is another public dragging Main event.

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