(BEDFORD) – The “Reverse Parade” on Friday, sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County, was a community outreach to let the youth of the club know they are missed.
The evening brought smiles and tears but most of all it brought the community together even though they were six feet apart.
“We had approximately 80 to 90 children come through. We are so happy to see some of our kids. It really lifted everyone’s spirits,” said Timber Browning, Resource and Marketing Director Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County.
Some of the parents were emotional because their normal activities were changed after the closing of the club because of COVID-19.
Some came on bicycles, but most came in cars. The vehicles lined the parking lot waiting for candy, pencils, frisbees, and other items that put a smile on many faces.
Instead of the staff being in the parade, they reversed the roles and allowed the children to come to them. All the staff and volunteers wore gloves and masks and stood six feet apart to make sure this event remained safe under current health guidelines.