A "Quarantine Vehicle Run" featuring collector and service vehicles is planned in the region for Sunday, May 17.
The parade was organized as a salute for seniors and their caregivers during the pandemic. Individuals and any car clubs are invited to join the run at any point and withdraw when they choose.
The route, which passes through six towns, is the same run that was completed in the Alexandria lakes area that was organized by the Vintage Car Club of Alexandria where vehicles stretched out for a mile.
It will begin at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck at 1 p.m. From there, the drivers will head to Glenwood’s Barsness Beach and do a lap of the Care Campus and senior living sites at 1:30 p.m.
The next stop will be in Sunburg via State Highway 104 where participants will gather on Main Street and leave around 2:20 p.m. and head to Games Lake and Norway Lake on State Highway 9 and County Road 5.
The parade will continue on to the New London High School, gathering in more vehicles to tour the Glen Oaks care facility before going to Spicer via the Glacial Ridge Trail on Green Lake.
At 3:40 p.m. more vehicles are expected to join the parade at Saulsbury Beach, staying on the Glacial Ridge Trail and passing Eagle Lake on the way to Willmar Avenue to visit Bethesda Grand Care and the Carris Health and Rice Care Center. The route turns to 19th avenue in West View Village and Brookdale senior living centers.
The event will be filmed by Pioneer Public TV. Organizers say it will present good photo opportunities for camera and history buffs and vehicle enthusiasts.
If the weather is bad, the run will take place on Sunday, May 24.