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Well-wishers’ parade at Hickory Manor


                                                                                                                                 Photos by Christy Porter

By Christy Porter
Managing Editor

The Hickory Manor Nursing Care residents and staff were honored with a Car Parade by family and the community, including the Route 63 Car Club, on Saturday at 2 p.m. The procession included over 20 automobiles, both vintage and newer, and one motorcycle. 

Many residents took a seat in the front parking area, where they could participate with hellos, waves and handmade signs. Others residents were watching from the facility windows. Administrator Tiffany Allen, who came up with the idea, said, “The residents cried tears of joy and there were lots of smiles. One resident exclaimed, ‘Oh my goodness!’ They were pleasantly surprised at the turnout.”
The procession participants were shouting hellos, waving and honking their horns from the vehicles. Children were exuberant as they leaned forward to express greetings and show special items, including a stick-horse. Some had well-wishes signage on the sides of their vehicles.
The care center has been in lockdown since March 6, with only social distancing via phone and window visiting allowed by family members and friends. What a great display of love and affection this was, for residents to know that they have not been forgotten during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
Allen wishes to convey her sincerest thanks, saying, “We all had full hearts on Saturday and are grateful for everybody that came out and participated. Thank you.”
Photos by Christy Porter

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