Tracy Church Celebrates Graduates with Drive-By Celebration Parades



To celebrate their graduates of their church, the congregation in Tracy, Calif., hosted two drive-by parades—one for their 8th-graders and one for academy and high school graduates. At each celebration, family, friends, and church members took 30-minutes to drive through the church parking lot and congratulate graduates (who were all spaced at least six feet apart). Members decorated the parking lot, music played in the background, and an attendant placed cards or gifts for the graduates on the gift table. Many cars drove through the parking lot several times just to make sure everyone felt the love— waving, shouting, honking their car horns, and wishing them well as they passed by. “We wish we could have done more, but we were glad to have been able to hopefully provide at least a bit of joy to the class of 2020,” said church pastor Tyler Kraft.

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Article reprint from on June 2020

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