Pierce County’s annual homecoming parade has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 1.
Originally set for this past Monday, Sept. 28, the parade was postponed due to heavy rain that was predicted in the area. There were showers in the area at parade time Monday.
PCHS homecoming is set for Friday, October 2. The Bears will face off against Eagles Landing Christian Academy of McDonough. The homecoming queen will be crowned at half-time.
The parade route has also changed.
The parade will start at the Board of Education Central Office on Main Street. The parade will travel down Main and Gordon Streets (Georgia Highway 121) and conclude at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
The parade will have several restrictions in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Entries are limited to 20 participants — the homecoming court, Sound of Silver and PCHS athletes. Only entries from the high school will be allowed to ride in the parade and throwing candy will be prohibited. That rule will be enforced, and violators may be issued a citation.
All parade participants and attendees must follow social distancing and other guidelines provided in Governor Brian Kemp’s executive orders and recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Those guidelines were approved by the Blackshear City Council in conjunction with school and public health officials, when the city issued the parade permit two weeks ago.
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