Community hosts hero parade


OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT)- While so many are overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic and dealing with social distancing rules, positive ways of dealing with the changes are popping up all around the Tri-State.

One event happening Friday evening in Owensboro as a way to thank local heroes.

As communties like those at River Bend Point handle the day to day changes because of COVID-19, they’re trying to find ways to spread positivity and say thank you to the  heros working to keep us all safe.

With chalk dust flying and thank you notes pinned to trees, the River Bend Point community welcomed their local heros to show them their gratitude.

“We tried to get the community together and still social distance and say thank you to everybody in daviess county,” Denise Cooper says.

Denise Cooper is the manager of River Bend Point, she says on a normal year they’d throw an Easter party for the people who live here. But because of the pandemic, things have changed.

“Morale is down because people has lost their jobs,” Cooper says.

So they decided to throw a chalk art contest and parade honoring heroes like those from the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. Even if they think they don’t deserve the title.

“We’re just doing a job just like everybody else and all is other people are both first responders and healthcare and other, grocery stores that are essential that help and everybody. So to us, we’re just doing our job,” Deputy Jacob Gould says.

Each driveway was decorated differently and sent a different message. People who live in the community say this was a good way for them to teach their kids something important.

“Even though you’re not a superhero, you will still be able to be a hero,” Amy Castillo says.

The sheirff deputies who came say interacting with the kids brings a smile to their faces.
And they were glad to play apart.

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(This story was originally published on April 10, 2020)

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