Reading Mayor Eddie Moran hosted a city-wide car caravan for Friday evening to celebrate the Reading High School Class of 2020 graduates.
The car caravan began at Schlegel Park, travleing through the city passing several schools, and end at Reading High School, just as the individual diploma ceremonies were wrapping up.
“I’ve always said we are each other’s neighbors, and no neighbors are more important than our children who are graduating high school and entering adulthood,” said Mayor Moran, who is excited to celebrate this year’s graduates.
“It is up to us to show them that this community cares about them and even during a pandemic we celebrate their successes as if they are our own.”
To help maintain safety on city streets, city officials are asked the community and graduates to partake from the comfort of their homes.
Graduates and community members were encouraged to stand on their porches, stoops or sidewalks and cheer along as the caravan traveled through city neighborhoods.
“We thank Sgt. Darrin Dougherty of the city’s Traffic Law Enforcement Unit for his hard work in planning the caravan route,” Moran said.
“We also thank all of the city officials, as well as the Jeep Club of Reading and our local radio stations MEGA and RUMBA for volunteering to be a part of this event. It’s another way to show how the city comes together to support our amazing youth.”