Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Last year’s graduates toss their hats into the air. This year, the graduates are riding in a parade due to COVID-19 restrictions levied on their graduation ceremony.
PIMA – The Pima High School Class of 2020 graduates will have a parade through town Friday starting at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center on 450 South at about 6:30 p.m.
The parade route will wind through the center of town and will cross U.S. Highway 70 to cover the south and north side. The graduates would appreciate it if residents came out to see the parade and cheer on the seniors one last time for all their accomplishments this year.
Earlier this week, Pima Schools had an in-person walk across the stage for graduates to receive their diplomas while adhering to physical distancing standards and had a pre-taped virtual graduation ceremony.
The parade will culminate at the Vard Lines Memorial Roping Arena.