Elementary Express winds way past Spirit Lake students
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Photos by Seth Boyes
Spirit Lake Elementary staff and a number of community volunteers paraded through the streets for the Elementary Express. The parade was aimed at keeping the connections between teachers and students strong while the spread of COVID-19 keeps public schools closed for a period of weeks. Groups of families and neighbors found their ideal vantage points along the route, while continuing to practice social distancing. A number sat in lawn chairs, while others watched from inside parked vehicles. Waves, shouts and written messages were in no short supply Monday afternoon. Okoboji Schools conducted a similar parade Friday afternoon.