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Minnie Ruffin Neighborhood Parade



Mrs. Edwards waves at students in Minnie Ruffin Parade

Louisiana schools abruptly closed its doors mid-March, leaving an open-ended feeling to the school year. Although school closures are inevitable amid COVID-19 spreading and concerns, school administrators are continuing to provide resources to their students so that they remain connected and supported during this uncertain time.

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Minnie Ruffin Elementary in Monroe held a parade to encourage and celebrate its students. The idea of a parade was birthed from a faculty Zoom meeting. The parade traveled throughout south Monroe, led by Chief Deputy Marshall Robert Cherry,...

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