William E. Hays holds 2020 Graduation (video & gallery)

The streets of Stettler were alive on the evening of Saturday June 20, 2020 as residents saluted the graduating class with a long snaking parade of vehicles that blocked roads and turned the streets into a log jam on Friday, June 21.

The procession began at roughly 7 pm, after the graduates were presented with their diplomas on the football field in a ceremony that saw a limited amount of participants outside of the graduates themselves due to the current COVID-19 situation.

From family cars to muscle machines, fire trucks and more, the salute to grads featured a large array of cars and trucks, many of which were decorated for the occasion with balloons and signs.

At one point the line of vehicles was be seen stretching as far as A&W on Highway 56 as well as wrapping around Highway 12 almost as far back as Christ King Catholic School.

People could be heard to remark about how nice it was that the town was able to do something special for the graduates and the graduates themselves could be seen revelling in the attention.

In a scene reminiscent of the days when young boys would stand on the side of the road tugging at the air as a big truck went by in the hopes of the driver tooting their horn, many of young adults could be seen encouraging those with powerful cars to “light ‘em up”, which most were quick to oblige while the local constabulary looked on, assuring things remained safe.

The team at StettlerLocal would like to also take this opportunity to congratulate the graduating class of 2020. We sincerely wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Good luck in all that you do!