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By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist
Christ Church Cranbrook was both the launching point and final rendezvous for the first Cranbrook Kingswood School commencement car parade Wednesday, June 3. Over 160 cars, decorated for the festive occasion, lined up in the church parking lot and, led by the vintage Cranbrook fire truck, wound their way down Duck Pond and Cranbrook Roads, through the Cranbrook campus, past each of the schools with cheering faculty spaced along the roads. After the 45-minute tour through campus, the parade made its way back to the church lawn where graduates received their diplomas (with appropriate physical distancing!) and had a professional family photograph taken outside the church doors. Cranbrook Schools was most thankful to the church and to Fr. Danaher for accommodating this festive occasion and for allowing Christ Church to play a part in this year’s unique graduation festivities. Many graduates noted the importance of Christ Church in their high school journey as the one place on the greater Cranbrook campus where the entire school comes together, and therefore they wanted to be sure it had a prominent place in their final “in-person” (in-car!) gathering as a class. Complete graduation exercises were held online on Friday morning due to continued COVID-19 restrictions.
Congratulations and best wishes to the Cranbrook Kingswood Class of 2020 and to all school graduates this spring!