The Class of 2021 is doing what they can to spread some cheer this holiday season. On Sunday, December 20th at 3pm, Winthrop High School seniors will be decking their vehicles out for a festive car parade that will follow the route that Santa’s firetruck makes on Christmas Eve. Led by the Winthrop Police Department, the last two cars of the parade will be collecting food, toys, and winter accessories for those in need. Participants are asked to wear a mask.
“I continue to be so proud of the students of the Class of 2021,” said Senior Class Advisor, Marissa Ferrara. “They are always looking for ways to give back to the community and continuously put other’s needs ahead of their own. When Sofia approached us with the idea, we knew it was a great way to inject some holiday spirit during these very different times. These children all have such bright futures and Winthrop should be proud.”
The idea to host a parade came to senior, Sofia Vitale, when she was decorating her Christmas tree and reflecting on the glum 2020 season.
“My mom and I talked about how giving always feels so good,” said Vitale. “I want to give this parade to the community to spread some holiday cheer in a safe way. And I also want give to the families in need of some assistance, hopefully making their holiday the best it can be.”
On board with wanting to spread some holiday cheer, Vitale’s classmate, Jenna Dorr, offered her support, helping the parade come to life.
“The senior class is looking to do something special for the holiday season, which is a hard time for many families,” said Dorr. “This parade will not only be able to provide families in need with toys, canned food, and winter accessories, but also unite the senior class. We have not been able to do activities or see many of our classmates for a long time so I think this will bring everyone some holiday cheer.”
If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Sofia Vitale: 781-816-3496
Jenna Dorr: 617-756-9792
Marissa Ferrara: 617-605-4939 Carla Vitale: 781-704-5819