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Sheriff’s Office organizes drive-by parade to support medical workers

As a way to honor the doctors and nurses who are risking their lives during the coronavirus pandemic, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office has organized a drive-by parade for Wednesday.

Starting at 10 a.m. at the Stanly County Commons, vehicles from the Sheriff’s Office, along with those from local police departments, fire departments, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and North Carolina Wildlife will make noise and flash their lights as they proceed across the street to Atrium Health Stanly to show their support for the medical professionals.

“The Sheriff’s Office was wanting to do something to honor our healthcare workers and first responders that are working at the hospital and doctors offices,” said sheriff’s deputy Tim Rogers. “We just want to do something to pat them on the back and let them know that we’re thinking about them.”

Rogers mentioned Sheriff Jeff Crisco first came up with the idea last week and has already contacted the hospital about the parade. He also reached out and got confirmation with the other groups that will be part of the parade.

The parade should last somewhere between 15 to 25 minutes, Rogers said.

“We’re going to clap and cheer and do what we have to do to let those folks know that we appreciate them,” he said.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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