By: Jill Fox
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Seniors will be recognized for the second year in a row with a “parade of graduates.”
“The plans were started early on, not knowing for sure that there would be an in-person graduation,” said Parkland Mayor Rich Walker.
Taking place on Saturday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, this special event will be complete with decorated vehicles, MSD attire, city officials, and of course, a few surprises.
“It’s fantastic we’re able to have the parade again this year,” said Walker. “I look forward to seeing the excitement of the students.”
Vehicles will exit North Community Park via Pine Island Road
Travel north on Pine Island Road
Turn left (west) on Holmberg Road
U-Turn via the roundabout by Westglades Middle School
East on Holmberg Road
Turn right (south) on Pine Island Road
The route ends as vehicles pass MSD
Vehicles will exit the parade route via south Pine Island Road or Westview Drive (east or west)
Holmberg Road will be closed from west of the traffic circle by Westglades Middle School to just east of Pine Island Road.
Pine Island Road will be closed from just north of Westview Drive in Coral Springs to just north of Holmberg Road.
Holmberg Road west of University Drive will be for local traffic only
Pine Island Road south of Trails End will also be for local traffic only
A short span of Heron Bay Boulevard just north of the traffic circle by Westglades Middle School will be closed
Students and their families are encouraged to decorate their cars in a graduation theme for the parade. Participants should park at North Community Park in Coral Springs while awaiting the start. Students’ arrival times are staggered alphabetically, beginning at 7:15 a.m.
Parents are encouraged to ride with their graduates. No one will be permitted out of their vehicles at any time while waiting or during the parade. Participation in the event is by vehicle only, and spectators will not be allowed.
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.
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