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Residents watch first Thanksgiving Parade

Loris Rehab and Nursing Center residents lined up to watch the first annual Thanksgiving Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Director of Nursing Tracey O’Connell said, “The residents enjoyed the parade and seeing their smiles today was wonderful.” 

Participants in the parade were Mayor Todd Harrelson, Loris Fire Department, Loris Police Department, The Loris Chamber of Commerce with Cluck Norris, the nursing staff, Loris High School Marching Lions, chorus, J.R.R.O.T.C. and Santa.

Six veterans were recognized with a medal and a veterans hat given by the mayor and the J.R.R.O.T.C. placed an American Flag on each veteran as the chorus sang the medley recognizing each branch of the military. O’Connell said, “One lady resident who does not like to leave her room watched the parade and had tears running down her cheeks.”

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