Rosemont teachers, students renew acquaintances through parade
The Scott Street subdivision in Rosemont is usually a quiet neighborhood, but that wasn't the case Monday as a caravan of village police cars and 25 teachers and staff from Rosemont Elementary School blasted horns and sirens as they drove through the community.
Signs in homes' windows greeted the parade and thanked the police officers and teachers taking part, along with truck drivers and other essential workers who remain on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students Brandon Knauss, 8, and his sister Brittney, 6, held up a sign reading "Teachers are the Kids Heroes" as they braved the cold wind in front of their home.
Principal Laurie Kovalcik, joined by her 150-pound St. Bernard dog, rode in the back of a pickup truck, waving to the students and other children.
"We are hoping for the best and planning for worse," she said of the rest of the school year.