The town of Nolensville held a community-wide parade to celebrate the graduating class of 2020 which featured dozens of cars, trucks and trailers with Nolensville High School seniors taking center stage down Nolensville Road on Sunday evening.
The 6 p.m. vehicle parade was escorted by the Nolensville Police Department and Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department while more than 100 community members lined the street to cheer on the graduates.
Organizer Jenny Starcke, who taught elementary school for 15 years in Texas, said in a phone call that the parade came about after several members of the community and town government embraced the idea to help honor the students whose year came to an abrupt end due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was awesome,” Starcke said. “I think seeing that smiles on the kid’s faces and the parents and teachers that showed up was priceless. It’s exactly what the town needed.”