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Beadles Nursing Home Parade


Desiree Morehead

Top Row Left to Right: Alva Church of God decorated their van for the Beadles Nursing Home April Shower Parade Thursday evening, while their littlest member blows kisses to all the residents. The Gibson family had a message for their Grandma Bernie at the Beadles Nursing Home parade Thursday. People not only dressed up themselves but also dressed up their vehicles for the April Showers Parade Thursday evening. Middle Row Left to Right: Lenny Reed holds his sign and umbrella for all the Beadles Nursing Home residents to see during the parade Thursday evening.The residents of Beadles Nursing Home were all smiles as they held their homemade signs for their loved ones and friends as the people of Alva drove by honking and waving, staying a safe distance due to Covid-19, but showing their love and support at the same time. Shelley Martin was all smiles and laughter during the April Shower parade at Beadles Nursing Home Thursday evening. Shelley Martin's family brought out the bubbles and sunglasses just to say they love and miss her. Bottom Row Left to Right: Thursday evening Beadles Nursing Home invited the people of Alva to drive by in their vehicles and wave to their residents. The citizens of Alva didn't disappoint, with about 50 vehicles showing up to honk and wave. Some with arrived with balloons and streamers. Some made homemade signs telling Grandma or Grandpa how much they love and miss them during this Covid-19 pandemic. And some showed up in unusual means of transportation within city limits. Maureen Thomas stands up through her sun roof as her husband, Brian Thomas, drives their minivan. They waved at the Beadle Nursing Home residents during the April Shower Parade Thursday afternoon. Beadles Nursing Home residents and staff sure felt the love Thursday evening with the April Showers parade. Some brought their whole families to see their loved ones -- so big they had to bring them on a trailer.

This past Thursday there was a parade in front of the Beadles Nursing Home. Family and Friends wanted to let their loved ones to know that they were in their minds during this time of required separation.


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Reader Comments

Lisa writes:

This was such a neat idea. 3 cheers for a great way to bring some sunshine into the residents. I think share and homestead should have been on the route next time.


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