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City of Mill Creek to honor 2020 high school graduates with parade

This has been a difficult year for the graduates of 2020 as the pandemic virus has canceled so many of their traditional events.  In order to recognize all graduating seniors in the Mill Creek community, the city is organizing a June 13th graduation parade procession.
Updated parade route. Image courtesy of City of Mill Creek.

June 4, 2020, update, by Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

After being inundated with phone calls after the 100 available slots for the graduation parade were taken within minutes of the initial announcement, on June 4th the City of Mill Creek increased the number of participants allowed to 250.

In order to accommodate the increased number of cars safely, the parade route was changed by eliminating Bothell-Everett Highway intersections that would have had to be closed during the parade. This means the parade will begin at Jackson High School instead of the LA Fitness parking lot in Mill Creek Town Center.

All seniors from local colleges and high schools are invited to register for the parade on a first come first serve basis by clicking on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4DA4A828A2FC1-testing.

Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles for the parade.

Community members are asked to cheer on the students as they drive by and to decorate their homes even if they aren’t on the parade route.

The Mill Creek Kiwanis Club will take pictures of decorated houses and make them available for acknowledgment.

Home window signs are on the city’s website for community members to print and display at their homes.

Signs will include various school crests, and offer an easy way for residents to show support.

The City of Mill Creek recommends that only those living in the same household ride together in the parade due to the social distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original June 1, 2020, City of Mill Creek press release.

The City of Mill Creek wants to recognize all graduating seniors in the Mill Creek community by organizing a graduation parade procession at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

This has been a difficult year for the graduates of 2020 as the pandemic virus has canceled so many of their traditional recognition events.

The parade will be limited to the first 100 seniors who register. The parade route is approximately seven miles long and begins at LA Fitness, 15024 Main Street in Mill Creek.

The route will include Mill Creek Boulevard, Village Green Drive, and Seattle Hill Road with the parade ending at 132nd Street SE and Seattle Hill Road.

The Mill Creek Police will provide escorts for these special graduates.

Graduates are encouraged to decorate their vehicles for the parade.

Family and community members are asked to cheer on the students as they drive by, and to decorate their homes to celebrate our seniors.

The Mill Creek Kiwanis Club will take pictures of decorated houses and make them available to the local media for publication.

Home window signs are available for community members to print and display at their homes. Signs will include various school crests, and offer an easy for our residents to show support for our graduates.

The City of Mill Creek recommends that only those living in the same household ride together in the parade due to social distancing requirements.

Registration is located at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4DA4A828A2FC1-testing.

Parade route and window signs are located on the City of Mill Creek website at: www.cityofmillcreek.com.

“We’re proud to support and recognize our area graduating seniors,” said Mill Creek City Council Member John Steckler. “This has been a difficult year for them and we want to celebrate their achievements and give them the recognition they deserve.”

Parade Details

  • What: Graduating senior parade procession.
  • When: Saturday, June 13, 2020.
  • Who: Graduating seniors who register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4DA4A828A2FC1-testing.
  • Time: Assembly and check-in begins at 9:00 am. Procession starts at 10:00 am.
  • Where: Parade begins at Jackson High School in Mill Creek.

This has been a difficult year for the graduates of 2020 as the pandemic virus has canceled so many of their traditional events.  In order to recognize all graduating seniors in the Mill Creek community, the city is organizing a June 13th graduation parade procession.

The parade route is approximately seven miles long and begins at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. Image courtesy of City of Mill Creek.

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