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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-04-2020

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18 IN OUR SCHOOLS JUNE 4-10, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION John Desmarais for helping to get authorization for the event. Students will meet at Diamond Hill Park on Diamond Hill Road at 4 p.m., and the parade will start at 4:30 p.m. The route will go south on Diamond Hill Road, right onto Nate Whipple Highway, and left onto Mendon Road, ending at the footbridge crossing Mendon Road at CHS. The entire route is a little more than five miles. The graduation video release, with students back at their homes to celebrate with family, will be at 6:30 p.m. The parade will receive an escort through town. Students will be allowed to decorate their cars to celebrate their graduation achieve- ment. Front and back windshields should not be covered with any material to avoid creating a danger- ous situation, according to Costa's memo. Mutter said the subject of a senior parade was brought up a while back, but put on the back burner due to logistical issues related to the route at the time. The idea was revived late last week, he said, after officials, first Freedman, saw that Marshfield and Attleboro, both in Massachusetts, were holding similar events. "We said, why don't we figure out a way we can do it," said Mutter. A couple of different routes were considered, he said, and this is the one Desmarais and other officials felt could be properly managed. To get support for the event, said Costa, school staff developed a list of expectations agreed upon by school administration and the Cumberland Police Department, with some being suggestions: • Cars will gather no more than 30 minutes prior to the parade. • Students and families should stay in their own cars for the dura- tion of the event. • Students are not encouraged to drive so they can spend their time focused on celebrating their achievement. • Nothing can be thrown from cars. • One car per family. • Students are encouraged to wear their caps and gowns during the car parade. When arriving at Diamond Hill Park: • All participants will use the entrance across from the Ice Cream Machine and loop down toward the baseball fields. • There will be two lines of cars around to the entrance near the baseball field. • Please follow instructions of where to line up when arriving. "Invite your family and friends to line up along Nate Whipple Highway to cheer and celebrate with you and your classmates as you progress to CHS as a group one last time," said Costa. "I hope you enjoy this experience and fit- ting tribute." Viewing areas can be found at Bentley Field and along Nate Whipple Highway where the road widens, he said. PARADE From Page One The route parade cars will take through DIAMOND HILL PARK on their way to start a five-mile trip to Cumberland High School this Friday, June 5. Here's the route for Friday's PARADE THROUGH CUMBERLAND. Specials with food purchase of $35 or more, FREE Choice of One: Egg Roll, Spring Roll, Crab Rangoon, Scallion Pancake with food purchase of $50 or more, FREE Choice of One: Peking Ravioli, Egg Rolls (2), Spring Roll (2), Crab Rangoon, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chow Mein with food purchase of $75 or more, FREE Choice of One: Egg Roll or Spring Roll PLUS Crab Rangoon, General Chicken, Chow Mein, Chop Suey, Veg. Lo Mein, Pork Fried Rice, 7 pc. Boneless Chicken w/gravy & French Fries OPEN REGULAR HOURS New Online Ordering! New Menu! Weekly Specials! Friday - Sunday: Lobster Rolls, Stuffies, Chowder & Clam Cakes, Fish & Chips! TRY OUR AMAZING SANGRIA! New Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 12 pm-8 pm; Friday & Saturday 12 pm-9 pm; Sunday 12 pm-8 pm 2207 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, RI • 401-349-0557 WE'RE BACK! Now Open for Lunch & Dinner Dine Inside or Outside on the Best Patio in Town! Call for Curbside Pick Up or Delivery Local Eats

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