HANNIBAL | On Thursday, May 21, the day on which Hannibal High School graduation had been originally scheduled to take place, a graduation parade was held.
"This will do good not just for our seniors and their families, but for the community as a whole," Johnson told the Hannibal City Council during its May 5 meeting, when she sought and received permission to stage the parade.
The parade was to commence at 6:30 p.m. at the north end of the Hannibal Middle School parking lot. Vehicles were to turn southeast onto Palmyra Road. The parade was to continue southeast on Mark Twain Avenue, south on Third Street until Broadway, where the parade was to turn west and conclude at Grand Avenue.
"The community is invited to line the parade route to help recognize this tremendous accomplishment that our seniors have achieved," Johnson said in a media release.
Johnson urges seniors and spectators alike to exercise COVID-19 safety procedures during the event.
"The safety of our seniors and those supporters along the parade route is important so we urge everyone to maintain social distancing," she said.