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Class of 2020 Car Parade - Saturday, June 20, 2020

posted Jun 10, 2020, 8:42 AM by Richard Barden

We are excited to celebrate our Class of 2020 with a car parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The parade will start at Methuen High School and will travel by each of the four grammar schools: Timony Grammar School, Comprehensive Grammar School, Tenney Grammar School, and Marsh Grammar School. Participating MHS seniors are required to register for the parade by completing this Google Form before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.   


Graduates are asked to arrive at the MHS Student Parking Lot by 9:30 a.m. on June 20. One vehicle per graduate will be allowed and students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who will be expected to operate the vehicle. Only participating seniors and MHS faculty and staff will be allowed to park at MHS. All parties must remain in their vehicles at all times. 


Participants are expected to practice safe and responsible driving. Seat belts must be worn at all times. Families wishing to decorate their vehicles should do so before arriving at the MHS Student Parking Lot. Decorations should not obstruct the driver's view. 


Friends, families, and community members may support our Class of 2020 by viewing the parade along the route. We are excited to have Mayor Neil Perry and members of the Methuen Police Department and Fire Department leading the parade with additional officers and firefighters stationed throughout the route.


For the safety of all involved, any person viewing or participating in the parade should follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask. Once the parade has passed, onlookers must disperse. Students and families should not congregate after the parade to comply with social distancing guidelines. The event will be held rain or shine. 


Class of 2020 Car Parade Route

  1. Exit the MHS Student Parking Lot. Travel up Ranger Road, passing MHS on your right. 

  2. Turn right onto Pleasant View St. Pass the Timony Grammar School on your right.  

  3. Take a right onto Pleasant St. At the lights, take a left onto Howe St. 

  4. Turn left into the CGS. Loop around the CGS parking lot and head back to Howe St. 

  5. Take a right onto Howe St. At the lights, take a right onto Pleasant St. 

  6. Travel down Pleasant St., passing the Tenney Grammar School on your left. 

  7. Pass Methuen City Hall on your left. Continue on Pleasant St. until you reach Route 28 - Broadway. 

  8. Travel across Route 28 - Broadway onto Hampshire St.

  9. Turn left onto Lowell St., passing the Methuen Fire Department on your left. 

  10. At the lights, take a right onto Pelham St. 

  11. Travel along Pelham St. until you reach the Marsh Grammar School. 

  12. Take a right into the Marsh Grammar School. Loop around the Marsh parking lot and head back to Pelham St. 

  13. This concludes the parade. Vehicles should leave the area. 

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