The parade route has been set for Wellesley High School’s Class of 2020, as graduates and their families will stream through town on the morning of Saturday, June 6. As we reported last month, the route indeed will go from Babson College to Wellesley High, where students will pick up their diplomas from their vehicles.
(By the way, kudos to Babson College for stepping up during the COVID-19 crisis to not only to provide the staging area for the parade, but for hosting Wellesley’s election now slated for the following Saturday.)
The town has now revealed how the parade will wind from Babson beginning at 9am to Wellesley High. It will head down Wellesley Avenue, take a right on Washington Street along the Boston Marathon rote, veer right onto Walnut Street past the Rec Center, turn right onto Cedar Street past Schofield and Fiske Elementary Schools, through that dangerous intersection at Hunnewell Street and back onto Wellesley Avenue before turning onto Clifford and Smith Streets to get to the high school.
The town’s invited to cheer on the students, who won’t be doing the driving, but might have a say in decorating the vehicles they’re in.
The Wellesley High graduation party has already started, in a way, as signs recognizing the 380 seniors have begun popping up in yards across town.
Beverley Benjamin McIntosh says
My concern is why are we having a dangerous intersection at Hunnewell Street?
I hope there will be some kind of police presence some where there because it will be one thing for someone on the route getting into an accident.
That will be very 😞
Bob Brown says
Beverley, appreciate your concern, but am quite sure the parade will be escorted and patrolled appropriately by police
Thank you Bob. I am a little bit more relaxed than before! Great to know👍
Jeff Lowenstein says
Do you know if the streets will be closed and at what times? I have a N95 fit-testing clinic at my orthodontic practice (490 Washington Street) from 8:00 am to 12noon.