There’s thanking someone, and then there’s what the community did last week for Plant City High School’s baseball seniors.
Plant Citians decorated dozens of their cars, made signs for their favorite players and assembled at the Walden Lake clubhouse parking lots — almost completely filling them — the evening of May 6 to say goodbye to the most accomplished senior class in program history with a drive-by parade. The 10 seniors, accompanied by their families and PCHS staff, stood just outside the old polo fields waving at cars as the drivers and passengers waved back, hooting and hollering to show their support for the boys.
Since COVID-19 led to social distancing precautions being taken, events like this have become all the rage. Plant City sent off retired Army colonel Lonnie Davidson two weeks ago in similar fashion, also in Walden Lake, and several area schools have been opening up their bus ramps for drive-through teacher appreciation events. It’s a meaningful gesture of appreciation that, when done properly, is also quite safe for all involved.