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Southgate honours 2020 Grade 8 graduates at Egremont Community School

Parade car banner Congratulations grads with two couples

Southgate Team Leader John Watson and Deputy Mayor Brian Milne led a parade through Holstein Wednesday evening honouring the Grade 8 graduating class at Egremont Community School in the village.


BY LYNNE TURNER FOR SOUTHGREY.CA — The Village of Holstein is famous for its annual non-motorized Santa Claus parade but there was a parade of a different sort on Wednesday evening, June 24.

Grey and Bruce Counties invited everyone to "make history with a collective at-home graduation ... making some noise for graduates at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Township of Southgate honoured the 2020 Grade 8 graduates at Egremont Community School in Holstein by hosting a parade through the village at the appointed hour, led by Southgate Deputy Mayor Brian Milne and John Watson, a team leader with the township.

holding sign that the students will move mountains

Marilyn McCabe-Acheson had a message from the Grade 8 graduates, most of whom she taught when they were in Junior or Senior Kindergarten at Egremont Community School


dean shannon put balloons on his car and took part in parade

Dean Shannon, a teacher at Egremont Community School, affixed balloons to his car and took part in the parade.


Willy and Brian Swindlehurst, left, and Ken and Jennifer Swindlehurst took part in the parade honouring the Holstein graduates, including their granddaughter and daughter Kylie Swindlehurst.


Egremont Community School graduates Gracie Pratt, Madison Forsythe, Maddie Pratt and Hunter Pleasance-Townsend watched the parade honouring them and their classmates in Holstein.


Among the Egremont Community School class of 2020 watching the parade in their honour in Holstein were Riley Quealey, Kylie Swindlehurst, Hunter McKenzie, Hartley McKenzie and Rilee Aldridge.


Brenda Calder waves to Grade 8 graduates lining the bridge in Holstein during Wednesday evening's parade. 


The Township of Southgate also organized a parade in Dundalk on Wednesday evening, led by Mayor John Woodbury, to honour the Grade 8 graduates at Highpoint  Community School in Dundalk.

The Township  wishes "all our graduates a big congratulations on your accomplishments and the best of luck in your future endeavours."

Photos by Lynne Turner


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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