Parade through Laurel
Participants in the 90-vehicle parade through Laurel were greeted by a downtown sign admonishing everyone to stay safe by making sure to wash their hands.Sheri Christiansen along with her husband Jeremy, made sure to spread an important message as she drove through town as part of the cruising parade.In this time of social distancing, some are missing neighbors, friends, teachers, and students, or maybe just the opportunity to look at any face besides those that live in the same house. Angie Roberts and Heather Hall thought a little community cruise would be a family fun, social distancing activity. Cruisers met at the city park in Laurel Sunday. Cruisers could decorate their car windows, or make some community spirit posters to hang out the windows. Everyone was to stay in their own family vehicles, keeping within all the social distancing guidelines to keep our community and families safe. The cruise left the city park and headed north to main street. From there, they headed toward the west hill. The 90-plus cars continued the cruise past Hillcrest Care Center, making a loop around the Hillcrest area. All streets in Laurel were covered by the cruisers. The towns of Coleridge, Belden and Concord were also included in this cruise, giving a honk and a wave to area shutins, local friends and neighbors. With sunshine and blue skies, the day couldn’t have been any more perfect. It really lifted everyone’s spirits.