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Neighborhood drive-by parade is celebration of 'the time you have'

Posted at 7:35 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 22:42:02-04

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- A neighborhood hosted a drive-by parade Saturday to celebrate a number of occasions that cannot take place because of social distancing.

Folks in New Kent's Brickshire neighborhood used the parade to celebrate everything from Easter, to birthdays and high school dances.

Sarah McGinley, who donned a dress that she bought for her senior prom, said the parade was the the perfect fit for the outfit.

"Everything was canceled for the rest of the year, so I thought,  why not? I wanted to wear it somehow, so this is it," McGinley said. 

Susie Phillips organized the event to lift neighbors' spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I think it's just important to remember that even if you're not right beside each other, you can still come together in different ways and do something positive, and enjoy the time you have with your families," Phillips said.

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