READING — Police Chief David Clark, Superintendent John Doherty and Reading Memorial High School Principal Kathleen Boynton are pleased to announce a Spirit Parade will be held this weekend to honor this year’s graduating class.
Saturday, May 23. RMHS senior students who are participating are asked to arrive at the starting point by 9:15 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10 a.m.
The parade will start in the Jordan’s Furniture parking lot, 50 Walkers Brook Drive, and end at Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road.
A Spirit Parade will be held on Saturday, May 23 to celebrate the Reading Memorial High School class of 2020.
Participating RMHS senior students accompanied by a parent or guardian will be able to drive from the starting point at the Jordan’s Furniture parking lot to RMHS, where they will be greeted by RMHS staff and faculty. Participants will need to arrive at the starting point by 9:15 a.m.
Participants are limited to one vehicle per participating senior student. Participants must remain in their vehicles at all times.
Participants are encouraged to decorate their cars in a way that does not obstruct the driver’s view, and should do so before coming to the parade start location. Seat belts must be worn at all times.
Supporters who are not in the parade or part of RMHS faculty can park along the parade route where it is legally allowed. Limited parking spaces are available from Main Street and Washington Street to Main Street by Woburn Street. Limited parking is also available on Birch Meadow Drive and on both sides of Oakland Road.
Only RMHS staff and faculty will be allowed to park at the high school.
Members of the Reading Police Department will lead the parade along the route and officers will be stationed along the route to direct traffic.
All who attend the parade should follow social distancing guidelines, and wear a cloth face mask or covering.
Once the parade has ended, participants will be directed to take a right from Mary’s Road onto Oakland Road and exit the school grounds using Longfellow Road. The school grounds will be closed at the end of the parade. All participants and onlookers must disperse from the area, and may not congregate afterwards in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.
The event will be held rain or shine.
The parade was organized by Principal Boynton, School Resource Officers Brian Lewis and Matthew Vatcher, and Safety Officer Michael Scouten.
Please contact Principal Boynton at [email protected] with any questions.