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Findlay loves a parade, and next month, the city will have an opportunity to love a parade in reverse, while celebrating the graduation of Findlay High School’s Class of 2020.
The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 6, with a rain date of June 7.
During the reverse parade, members of the FHS Class of 2020 will be spread out along the parade route on South Main Street between McPherson Avenue and Elm Street. Graduates will be well-spaced in designated spots.
Citizens, family and friends wanting to celebrate the graduates will line up their vehicles on Lake Cascades Parkway and then drive north on South Main Street dispersing at Lima Street.
All are welcome to decorate their vehicles to show their support.
“This is a unique time for our community. Many graduates and families have been devastated by not only the pandemic itself but the events and ‘finals’ they have not been able to participate in,” said Mayor Christina Muryn. “This is a major milestone in life, and we want to celebrate them as a community. Luckily, various community members stepped up, and we are able to put on this reverse parade, which will allow us to celebrate while also practicing social distancing.”
Graduates wishing to participate in the parade should contact Christie Lammers at 419-348-5305 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rachel Haas at email@example.com or call 419-306-5964, by June 3.
Donations are being accepted to help decorate the parade route. Any community members, parents or businesses wishing to donate to provide decorations, water and other supplies for the event should contact Jill Schroeder at 419-957-8578, or donate at First Federal Bank under the account FHS 2020 Graduation Fund. Venmo donations may be made to @FHS2020SeniorParade.
Any excess donations will be used to establish a scholarship with the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation in honor of the Class of 2020.
Additional information can be found on Facebook on the event’s page.