The Tug Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a Senior Class Car Parade. The event will be opened to all graduating seniors from Belfry, Mingo Central and Tug Valley high schools.
According to Tonya Webb, CVB vice president, the parade will be held in downtown Williamson on Saturday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
“We’re working very hard to make this something special for all graduating seniors,” Webb said. “I think we can all agree that they deserve it.”
The CVB encourages graduates to wear their cap and gown and to decorate their cars in school spirit by placing signs or poster boards identifying who they are, the name of the school from which they graduate and any future plans they may have. “On behalf of the city of Williamson and the Tug Valley Area CVB, we would like to congratulate the Senior Class of 2020,” said Charlie Hatfield, Williamson mayor and CVB president. “In honor of your accomplishments, we welcome seniors from Belfry High School, Mingo Central High School and Tug Valley High School to participate in the first ever Senior Class Car Parade.”
All participants are asked to meet on Second Avenue near El Sazon Mexican Restaurant no later than 5:15 p.m. for the lineup.
Webb said to ensure everyone follows safe distancing protocol, all graduates will ride in their own vehicle or that of a family member. The graduate may choose to have a family member drive them or they may drive themselves. All graduates must remain in their vehicle throughout the course of the parade.
The streets will be marked off so spectators stand 6 feet apart and will be asked to wear masks if this is still the standard protocol during this time, Hatfield said. The parade route will begin on Second Avenue and will end on Third Avenue. The Williamson City Police Department and the Williamson Fire Department will be on hand to offer assistance during the parade.
“As mayor of the city of Williamson and president of the CVB, I would like to personally congratulate every senior on their success. I hope this parade in some small way helps create special memories for you and your classmates,” Hatfield said. “I would also like to encourage all businesses in downtown Williamson to join us in celebrating this joyous occasion by decorating their place of business and providing words of encouragement for the students during the parade. We are looking forward to celebrating with everyone.”