On Friday, December 18th, Acres Group had the opportunity to be part of a festive Christmas Parade at one of our wonderful communities, Grand Haven located in Romeoville. The parade was an idea that came from Grand Haven’s festivities coordinator to bring some joy and cheer to the residents during the Holidays. Acres Group was joined by various vendors, Grand Haven staff, Romeoville Police Department, the Romeoville Mayor, and of course, Santa Clause. Cars and trucks were decorated with lights, wreaths, and festive signs. The parade route consisted of driving merrily through the neighborhoods playing Christmas music with the occasional honking and many “MERRY CHRISTMAS” greetings being shouted from the trucks as we made our way through the community.
We got to see residents gathered at corners, socially distancing, of course, looking out front windows and doors, and sitting in their warm cars in the driveways anxiously waiting for the parade to drive by so they could wave to us and we could wave to them letting them know we care for them and appreciate the community and their support. It was a wonderful, heartwarming experience that seemed to bring many smiles to those who participated. We are so happy that Grand Haven asked us to be part of this experience and we are already looking forward to this parade next year!
Submitted By: Amanda DeFisher, Will Martin