Parents asked to keep children safe during parade

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Parents asked to keep children safe during parade

A parade can provide enjoyment and lifelong memories for children. To make sure this happens, the Northwestern-Alva Homecoming Committee is encouraging parents to help make the parade safe for children.

To make the parade an enjoyable experience, the Homecoming committee is asking that parents keep all children in the parking area on the side of the street and not in the streets.

“Cars, animals, tractors all add a certain quality to the parade,” Dr. Aaron Mason, Homecoming co-chair, said.  “For us to keep all these elements, it’s important for children to remain back a safe distance.”

Mason, along with Dr. Eric Schmaltz, Homecoming co-chair, said that they have stressed the importance of safety to those who have entered the parade with a float.  They said that groups that throw out candy in the parade are to have walkers who distribute candy into the parking area.  Candy cannot be thrown from any float or moving vehicle.

“We want everybody to have a great time on Saturday, but most importantly we want them to be safe,” Schmaltz said.