The Big Spring High School Class of 2020 will be honored with a Recognition Procession to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5. Students participating in the procession have been invited to wear their cap and gown. Students will operate their personal vehicles during the procession.
The fire and EMS organizations within the Big Spring School District, along with the Pennsylvania State Police, Cumberland County Sheriff and Newville Borough Police have been invited to participate. The Newville Lions Club has graciously made the Newville Fairgrounds available to assemble the procession. The event will be organized by several Newville community leaders, along with the faculty of the Big Spring High School.
The procession will organize, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Newville Fairgrounds. It will travel the following streets: State Route 0533 (Shippensburg Road) to Broad Street, Broad Street to Walnut Street, Walnut Street to West Big Spring Avenue, West Big Spring Avenue to South High Street, South High Street to East Main, and East Main Street to Mount Rock Road. The procession will terminate on Mount Rock Road at Lefever Road. Traffic will be controlled by fire police and Newville Auxiliary police.
There will be public address systems placed along the parade route to announce the students, and the Big Spring High School faculty will serve as the moderators.
Those wishing to observe the Recognition Procession are asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. There will be traffic delays in and around Newville Borough while the procession is in motion. Streets will reopen to normal traffic once the procession has ended.
The Big Spring School District Administration, under the direction of Superintendent Dr. Richard W. Fry, the North Newton Township Board of Supervisors and the West Pennsboro Township Board of Supervisors, along with the Pennsylvania State Police, have provided assistance and support for this community event.