The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Mount Olive have partnered to host two parades to honor high school seniors. Julie Beck, Mount Olive Chamber president stated, “We wanted to do something to show support for our seniors and recognize them for their accomplishments. After several conversations, we decided a parade was the best way to showcase our seniors. Because we are surrounded by three high schools, we chose to include all of them in these celebrations.”
There will be two separate parades held to honor seniors. On Tuesday, May 12, Southern Wayne High School seniors will participate in the parade. On Tuesday, May 19, Spring Creek High School, North Duplin and Mount Olive residents who are seniors at Wayne Early Middle, Wayne School or Engineering and Wayne Country Day will participate in the second parade. Any Mount Olive residents who are seniors at Faith Christian or Wayne Christian are also welcome to join the parade on May 19th.
The parade line up will be at Carver Elementary School (400 Old Seven Springs Road, Mount Olive) from 5:00-5:45 p.m. with the parade commencing at 5:45 p.m. on both nights. The parade route will include Old Seven Springs Road, College Street and both sides of Center Street. The parade will disperse on James Street. Seniors are encouraged to make a sign to hang on their vehicle with their name and high school. Due to social distancing, no more than four students may be in a vehicle together.
Family members, friends, and community supporters are encouraged to line the parade route and show support for these high school seniors. Spectators can park along the road on Church Street, College Street and Center Street and can remain in their car and/or stand outside of the car, maintaining social distance from the next family. Spectators are encouraged to make signs and show support for the seniors.
Skullies Street Q Food truck will be set up downtown on the night of the senior parades selling a variety of food.
Mount Olive Mayor Ken Talton said, “This is a great way to celebrate and support the milestones of all graduates. We, the Town of Mount Olive, are proud to be a part of these parades and we appreciate the Mount Olive Chamber for organizing them.”
For more information, contact the Mount Olive Chamber at 919-658-3113 or email@example.com.