To engage with mothers during COVID-19 season, McKenzie First UMC organized Mother's Day Parade


Goats and children were among the participants in Mother's Day neighborhood parade organized by McKenzie First United Methodist Church. (Submitted photo)

Eight decorated vehicles and three baby goats participated in a May 10 Mother’s Day Parade organized by McKenzie First United Methodist Church in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Even though the parade didn’t have a police escort, Rev. Tricia Trull said it lasted 45 minutes and was approved by the mayor.

To celebrate mothers, the lead vehicle played the Stevie Wonder song, “Isn’t She Lovely?”

The parade was organized to engage with mothers in the community, said Trull, and included driving through neighborhoods around the church.


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