Oakboro organizes county graduation parade

Published 3:36 pm Sunday, May 24, 2020

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A town known for celebrating holidays in big style with parades has found a way to honor the graduating high school class of 2020.

Police Chief T.J. Smith and Fire Chief Chip Osborne announced this week the intentions of  Oakboro Police Department and Oakboro Volunteer Fire Department of hosting the Stanly County Graduation Parade at 10 a.m. June 6.

Seniors are asked to meet at 320 N. College St. in Oakboro at 8:30 a.m. to line up driving their cars, trucks or tractors or riding horses down Main Street.

Smith said seniors are encouraged to be as creative as they want to be. Each graduate will be placed with their respective high schools. Grads may also wear their caps and gowns if they choose.

Seniors are also encouraged to invite family and other members of the neighborhood to line the parade route to cheer and support the graduates.

Stanly County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff James commented on the scheduled parade.

“We appreciate any community event our students have an opportunity to participate in,” James said.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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