Beaverton Celebration Parade will be held virtually due to virus
Beaverton's 63rd annual Celebration Parade will look a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a press release from the city on Thursday, July 30, this is the first time the parade will be held virtually. This year's parade theme will be "Beaverton Together," which encourages participants to share pictures and videos of the many interesting, unique, and diverse aspects of the community through crafts, hobbies, performances, pets, and vehicles.
"Individuals, families, nonprofit organizations, community groups and businesses are all encouraged to get involved," said the announcement.
City officials say parade entries will be compiled into videos highlighting how to celebrate and come together virtually while social distancing. As for the videos, they will be posted starting in September on the city's website and social media channels.
"Beaverton's Celebration Parade is an annual tradition that many look forward to each year," said Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle in a statement. "Our community is welcoming, vibrant and diverse. Now is an especially important time to share what makes our city so special."
Pictures and videos of parade entries will be accepted Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 28. For more information, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/parade.
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