The Easter Parade
April 23, 2020
POMEROY–A celebration of Easter, despite restrictions issued by the governor, was held over the holiday weekend with two parades displaying the Holy Cross.
The first procession began at the City Park on Good Friday at 6 p.m. A line of over forty vehicles formed behind the Cross as they drove up and down the streets of town for about forty-five minutes in observance of death of Jesus Christ. The Holy Cross draped with a white shroud, Easter Lilies and Daffodils donated by community members was displayed on the bed of a white pickup owned by Ed and Jackie Crawford.
On Easter Sunday, all the churches rang their bells for several minutes starting at 11 a.m. in a joyous coordinated melody. Then, for a second time, vehicles lined up behind the Holy Cross at the City Park at 12 p.m. noon, and followed the route driven Friday in recognition of the Resurrection. This time there were over sixty cars, trucks and vans in the line with the participants sharing smiles and waves as they drove past the many residents who enjoyed watching the unusual "Easter Parade" as it passed by, again led by the cross.