Santa Ynez Valley Union High School graduates will take to the Valley streets on Friday, June 5, in a celebratory car parade commemorating the last day of high school for the Class of 2020, and the beginning of a new future.
The drive-through procession, comprised of colorfully decorated vehicles, will meet at River View Park in Buellton at 10:30 a.m., and depart at 11 a.m.
The parade will travel through Solvang, Santa Ynez, Ballard and Los Olivos before stopping at Santa Ynez High School where graduates, decked out in caps and gowns, will smile for an individual commemorative senior photo on the school's football field.
Starting in Buellton, the motorcade will head across Highway 246 toward Santa Ynez and turn left onto Edison Street. The tour will continue over to Baseline Avenue through Ballard and turn right onto Alamo Pintado Avenue, then left on Grand Avenue for a cruise through Los Olivos via Alamo Pintado Avenue to Nojoqui Avenue to Hollister Street, and back onto Grand Avenue. Cars will then finally head to the high school via Grand Avenue to Roblar Avenue and down Refugio Road.
For updates and additional information about the parade, contact Jacque Wagstaffe at Jacque@impulse.net
July 24 has been slated by the district, for an in-person graduation ceremony.
Santa Ynez athletic director Ashley Coelho and the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School administration hosted all 200-plus seniors on Friday for the 'Celebrate our Seniors' day on campus. School has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down large parts of the planet.