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Akron High School to celebrate class of 2020 with parade

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Posted at 2:34 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 14:34:45-04

AKRON, N.Y. (WKBW) — Akron High School has announced its plans to celebrate the class of 2020 with a fire truck parade.

The school's principal Mr. Brandon Ricci, thanks the Akron Fire Chief Chuck Haist and Akron Police Chief Rick Lauricella for organizing, and says Akron Central Schools students and the community will be able to celebrate the class of 2020 on June 5, the original date of the Junior-Senior Prom.

At 8:20 p.m. June 5 fire companies throughout the school district, which includes Akron, Newstead, Clarence Center, Rapids, Wolcottsville, Pembroke-Indian Falls, Alabama, Crittenden and Millgrove, will travel with lights and sirens through the Village of Akron.

There will also be an extended parade route which will begin on Bloomingdale Avenue, then to John Street, John to Buell Street, Buell to Skyline Drive, Skyline to Crittenden Road, Crittenden to East Avenue, East to Main Street and will finish at the Akron Fire Hall.

Principal Ricci encourages families to participate by coming out of their homes and remaining in their yard or parking along the route and remaining in their vehicle. Officials ask that you follow social distancing guidelines if you participate.

"Participating students, their families, and any others who wish to join the celebration, are encouraged to open up their closets or raid the attic for prom gowns or other formal attire and dress for this occasion," the school said in a release. "In addition to the fire trucks, parade spectators can expect some surprise guests to join the firemen for this symbolic occasion."

Anyone with questions on the event may contact the High School Office of Akron Schools at (716) 542-5030.