Mount Olive Chamber plans senior celebration parades

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The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Mount Olive have partnered to host two parades to honor high school seniors on May 12 and 19. 

“We wanted to something to show support for our seniors and recognize them for their accomplishments,” said Julie Beck, president of the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce.

“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.

On May 12, students from Southern Wayne will participate in a parade.

On May 19, students from Spring Creek HS, North Duplin HS and Mount Olive residents who are seniors at Wayne Early Middle, Wayne School of Engineering, Wayne Country Day, Faith Christian and Wayne Christian will participate in the parade.

The parade participants will line up at Carver Elementary School on 400 Old Seven Springs Road from 5-5:45 p.m. The parade begins at 5:45 and include Old Seven Springs Road, College Street and both sides of Center Street. It 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. They can either sit in their car and/or stand outside their car, but must maintain 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.

“This is a great way to celebrate and support the milestones of all graduates,” said Mount Olive Ken Talton said. “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 president@mountolivechamber.com.

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