Purdy graduates saluted in parade

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Purdy High School senior Ezequiel Gaucin shared the sentiments of his class during the senior parade on Saturday, with rolls of toilet paper as part of the Class of 2020 on his sign, as he and fellow graduates rolled through town in a parade honoring seniors. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

Purdy High School senior Ezequiel Gaucin shared the sentiments of his class during the senior parade on Saturday, with rolls of toilet paper as part of the Class of 2020 on his sign, as he and fellow graduates rolled through town in a parade honoring seniors

Family members, like those of Ezequiel Gaucin lined up along Highway C, Business Highway 37 and Washington Avenue in Purdy to greet the 30 graduating seniors from the PHS Class of 2020 for the senior parade on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Purdy School Superintendent Mindi Gates chatted with graduating seniors lining up for Saturday’s parade. Preparing for their ride through town were, from left facing front, Eziquel Gaucin, Zane Brown, Harley Stephens and Junior Garcia. Teacher Jennifer Cornelius helped line up the 15 vehicles in the procession. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Senior girls from the Purdy High School Class of 2020 decorated their vehicles for the senior parade on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Best laid plans, however well intentioned, often are not as effective in execution, as a pickup loaded with graduating girls from Purdy High School. Wind whipping the signs and balloons made interacting with the friends and family on nearby sidewalks more challenging, as graduate Soledad Salas hung onto her hat. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Purdy police and a fire truck led the procession of Purdy High School graduates through town for the senior parade on Saturday, winding a short loop across Highway C and back through the historic downtown. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
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