When you can’t have a party, have a parade


Burton Fire District assisting in birthday celebrations

By Bob Sofaly

Kids forced to socially distance and stay at home are having a difficult enough time. But it’s magnified even more when they can’t get together with friends when birthdays roll around.

But neighbors in Shell Point have solved that problem with birthday parades. Neighbors get together in cars, in golf carts, even on motorcycles, and parade passed the home of the person having a birthday.

There’s also a fire truck, courtesy of the Burton Fire District.

Recently, Sydni Hendricks told her mother, Mendy, the only thing she wanted for her birthday was for her stepdad, Clark Hovland, to be home.

Hovland, a private contractor working in the Middle East, turned down a job just so he could give her what she wanted.


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