A Stronger Touchstone: COVID-19 Inspiring Stories

A Stronger Touchstone

COVID-19 Inspiring Stories

Issue 05

Community Parade

Article Written and Published by Ruben Cantu, Del Rio News Herald

The COVID-19 pandemic has been rough on the economy, school, and social life, and has changed the lives of many in our community, but Wednesday morning one of the most affected segments of the population enjoyed a brief break and celebrated the refreshing view of a parade.

A Del Rio Fire Department fire truck and privately owned vehicles drove by the Del Rio Nursing and Rehabilitation, on West Martin Street, waving at and saluting nursing home residents.

The residents, lined up on the sidewalk outside the nursing home, waved back and enjoyed the improvised and colorful display brought to them by friends, family members and members of the community.

Some of the vehicles were decorated with love and encouragement hand-painted signs, and messages such as “Love-u-Mom” and “We Miss You” were shown repeatedly as the long caravan of vehicles paraded in front of the nursing home.

Touchstone Communities would like to thank those who participated in Del Rio Nursing & Rehabilitation’s car parade to support our residents and team members. It was heart-felt to see our residents’ faces light up as family and friends cheered, held out signs and honked for them. You are truly what defines what makes a community.


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