DYERSVILLE, Iowa — New graduates in the Class of 2020 high school class with a 52040 ZIP code are invited to participate in a parade in Dyersville on Sunday, July 5.

It will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier School.

Dyersville City Clerk Tricia Maiers said today that the parade will honor Dyersville students and graduates from nearby cities who have not had a graduation celebration due to COVID-19.

Each student will be given a sign with their name and the high school that they attended donated by Dyersville businesses Rolling Knolls Golf Course and English Insurance Agency.

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In order to have enough time to create the signs, participating students should text their name, school and whether they will have a car or convertible or if they need help finding one to Teresa Westhoff at 563-543-0630 by Wednesday, July 1.

Only one student per vehicle is permitted, and tractors will not be allowed. All vehicles must be lined up at the school by 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 

The parade route will follow Third Street Northwest, First Avenue East, Fourth Street Southeast and Third Avenue.