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In-person church services a no-no, so neighborhood held a Palm Sunday parade

THE GAINOUS FAMILY, l-r, Bryan, Kristal, Charlee, Hadlee and Brynlee.

With church congregations unable to flock together during this Easter season due to the corona virus, a Northwest Cairo neighborhood organized its own commemoration of Palm Sunday with an afternoon parade of young ones.

Minding the edict of social distancing, each family left their respective homes and walked the block of Lake Front Drive beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday. The children carried palm branches and waved to neighbors as they quietly made the block and returned home.
Many neighbors decorated their mailboxes and homes with palms and/or red ribbons to add to the spirit of the occasion.
Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem before his crucifixion and resurrection. Many churches often mark the day with a procession of palms.

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