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By Ansley Steed/The Red River Sun—
MEMPHIS – The Memphis First United Methodist Church, Church of Christ and First Baptist Church hosted different drive through meals to honor the Memphis High School senior class of 2020.
The First United Methodist Church congratulated the seniors on Friday, May 15 with a meal brought right to their car windows. This is a celebration that is held every year and is normally indoors with family and friends.
While the normal way of doing things was not possible this year because of COVID-19, the church still found a way to celebrate the graduates.
“We made the seniors signs for keepsakes and just shared some love with them,” First United Methodist Church member Connie Sue Brinson said.
The Church of Christ also found an alternate way to honor the seniors on Thursday, May 21. This celebration is normally held as a themed dinner inside the church, but social distancing did not stop the Church of Christ from feeding the seniors with a theme.
This year, the church decorated and delivered drive through meals in an old diner style. Graduates were fed hamburger baskets and homemade ice cream. They were then parked in the church parking lot and tuned their radio to listen to Minister Mark Lance give a short devotional while enjoying their food.
“It was good for our church to come together again and do something to honor the seniors,” Lance said.
On Wednesday, May 27, the First Baptist Church sponsored a drive-through meal.