We will always find ways to express ourselves, no matter how onerous the restraints. We can’t get together to celebrate a birthday or play a game, we can’t gather to mourn a loss, we can’t stand within two arm lengths of each other. Fine.
But dammit we can get in our cars and drive!
Around 40 cars worth of parade wound their way past fire houses and ambulance garages and health care facilities today to celebrate National Superheroes Day and to honor our first responders and health care heroes. Well-wishers held signs and waved from their vehicles, and at each facility along the route the heroes waved back.
Ten or 20 years from now when we look back on the Pandemic of 2020, one of the defining images of that time will be of people in their cars holding signs and paper hearts out of their windows, waving and calling out – not touching or hugging but still showing the love.
Thanks to the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce and Lime Rock Park and all of the big-hearted people who put on this moving display. And of course thanks to the heroes.
The Hearts On Tour Car Parade will be held Tuesday, April 28, National Superheroes Day, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to show our appreciation for those on the front lines of this pandemic. This event is sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.
Members of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce will be driving through local towns and care facilities for our Hearts on Tour Car Parade.
With hearts, signs and flags on our cars, we’ll honor our local superheroes who are doing all they can to save lives, our essential workers as well as those of you doing your part by practicing social distancing.
Below is our route and we welcome you to cheer us on from your home, business or along the sidewalk as long as you continue to practice social distancing.
CAR PARADE ROUTE:
1:00p: Starting at HVRHS going north on U.S. 7
1:05p: Falls Village Firehouse
1:15p: Geer Village
1:20p: North on U.S. 7 to North Canaan
1:25p: North Canaan Fire and Ambulance
1:30p: Through North Canaan on U.S. 44 toward Salisbury
1:45p: Noble Horizons
1:50p: Salisbury Ambulance
1:55p: Through Salisbury on U.S. 44.
2:00p: Left on Salmon Kill to Salisbury Visiting Nursing Assoc. 2:10p: Return to U.S. 44 passing Lakeville Hose Co.
2:15p: Left onto U.S. 41 passing Corner Food Pantry, Hotchkiss
2:25p: Through Sharon on Route 41 passing Sharon Fire
2:30p: Sharon Health Care Center
2:35p: Sharon Hospital
2:40p: North on Millerton Rd./Sharon Rd. to Millerton
2:55p: Left on Century Blvd. Millerton Firehouse
3:00p: Return to Main St. heading west through Millerton
Check into this Hearts on Tour Face book Event and let us know you’re watching the parade.
Post your pictures and videos from the parade on Facebook and Instagram, and tag the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.