(BEDFORD) – During the COVID-19 pandemic, birthday parades have become a common way to celebrate the people we love.
Local emergency agencies have taken part in these events to bring some joy to local youth while having to deal with social distancing and not being able to see relatives in person.
On Thursday evening, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputy Lonnie Johnson, Bedford Fire Department, and friends and family of Charli Guthrie lined up at the Lawrence County Square and made their way to Charli’s home on the south side of Bedford.
Charli was showered with gifts and well wishes as her family stood along and watched as the Lawrence County Police Department lead the group pass the front of her home.
Charli is a student at Lincoln Elementary School and was all smiles as everyone drove by wishing her a happy birthday.
Several area counties are also participating in birthday parades. This is just one of the many ways emergency workers have tried to serve the public during this difficult time.