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The Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 2020 Senior Graduation Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, in downtown Palestine.

All Anderson County High School seniors may participate, including Palestine, Westwood, University Academy, Neches, Frankston, Slocum, Elkhart, and Cayuga.

Chamber President and CEO Tish Shade called the event a “reversed parade.” Students will line the streets in their caps and gowns, while maintaining the designated social distance of six feet. Community members will drive the parade route to throw candy and congratulate the students.

Diane Davis, long-serving parade director, will line up the cars of well-wishers at the Anderson County Courthouse at 8:45 a.m. to prepare them for the 10 a.m. parade.

Students may sign up to participate at their school administration office through Tuesday. Students will stand six to 10 feet apart along the parade route. The chamber recommends that students bring chairs and drinks, if desired. Students are allowed to bring one parent or friend to be in their spot with them along the route.

The parade will begin at the courthouse and follow Avenue A to Main Street.

Event sponsors are the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Palestine, KYYK 98.3, Palestine Toyota, Palestine Herald Press, Wildcat Golf Course, Chilis’, Little Caesars, Auto Collision Experts, Domino’s Pizza, Allstar Ford, Allstar Autoplex, Killion’s Collision, Prosperity Bank, Collette Law, Mama’s Seafood, Carter BloodCare, Landmark Realty, Palestine Independent School District, Great American T-shirt, Texas Discount Insurance, CBTX, Costlow Renovations, Elliott Auto Group, Palestine Alumni Association, Carter BloodCAre, Palestine Air & Heat, Home Grill Steakhouse, Chopstix, Taquria San Luis, UT Tyler and Jocelyn’s Donuts.

For more information, contact the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce at 903-729-6066 or infor@palestinechamber.

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