A-P vehicle parade held amid cancellations

The line of vehicles making their way down Howard St. in Aplington for the vehicle parade. (All photos Seth McDuffee)
Seth McDuffee
Eclipse News-Review
Saturday evening, Aplington and Parkersburg residents spent their sunset celebrating a vehicle parade sponsored by the Parkersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Aplington Community Club.
A combined effort of both, the event was decided on as a way of providing the communities with a sense of normalcy after the many cancellations from COVID-19.
The parade began in Aplington, and showcased many of the business and organizations within the area of Aplington and Parkersburg, but not limited to them. A few surrounding businesses also participated in the event, while Miss Austinville, Kenzie Reynolds joined Emalee Price and Jillian Simon, Misses Aplington and Parkersburg respectively to celebrateA-P vehicle parade held amid cancelation.  Little Mr. and Ms. Aplington, Boulton Mosher and Aubri Kramer, were in attendance, as well as Aplington 2020 Citizen of the Year, Duane Nevenhoven. All three relaxed comfortably in chairs propped up in the flatbed of their individual pickup trucks.
Though guidelines specified that no candy could be thrown, it didn’t stop people from lobbing good cheer and well wishes between parade vehicles and spectators. The firetruck siren blared throughout the streets as emergency services led the line a winding way through residential blocks, making sure to cover everywhere that residents had arrayed themselves to enjoy the sights.
After leaving Aplington, the parade made its merry way through the streets of Parkersburg as well, before finally ending at A-P High School.



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