HOMER – Members of the Banks County community are invited to come out for a reverse parade next week.
A Rally of Service Support for our Community will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, on Thompson Street in Homer.
“We wanted to come together and visit our community and let everyone know that we are here for them,” said Banks County Emergency Management Agency/E-9-1-1 Director Deidra Moore. “We had heard of small subdivision parades others are doing but saw a potential for missing part of our community due to our widespread areas and we don’t want to miss any of our citizens by mistake.”
Because of social distancing and other considerations, Banks County Sheriff’s Office, Fire/EMS, EMA/E-9-1-1, schools and other services will set up along Thompson Street and wave or display support messages to passing families.
“We will line Thompson Street with public safety, public service and public servants and invite our citizens to come and see us and drive by in a parade of sorts so that we can wave and send messages of encouragement and support,” Moore said.
Moore reminds people this will be a no-contact event but hopes all area families will take time to ride through. That means no stopping, hugs or other conduct that violates social distancing.
“It is a bit different I know, but we really wanted to make sure we are saluting the citizens doing so much to abide by social distancing,” Moore said. “It was just really important to all of us to let them know we are here for them and in this fight with them and that they are the reason we do what we do.”
The reverse parade originally was scheduled for May 21, but was postponed a week due to the rainy forecast.