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Pleasanton: Special downtown display honors this year's high school grads

Parents, Board of Trustees, City Council tied ribbons in each school's colors along Main Street

The Pleasanton community rallied around early Wednesday morning (with social distancing) to celebrate and honor this year's crop of graduating high school seniors with a special surprise.

With in-person commencement ceremonies off the table for this year's grads during the coronavirus pandemic, the school district and larger Pleasanton community has been drumming up new ways and grand gestures to celebrate the major milestone.

Purple, blue and gold ribbons representing the school colors for Amador Valley, Foothill and Village high schools were also tied along the Main Street corridor. Volunteers were assigned two specific locations per block for tying the ribbons and given a map showing where to tie them.

No events or gathering was planned or encouraged, and public health and social distancing guidelines were followed by everyone that morning. City crew hung the banner around 7:20 a.m. and the City Council wandered under the arch about 15 minutes later, capping off the socially distanced celebration.

These photos taken by photographer Mike Sedlak for the Weekly capture all the action from start to finish.

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Pleasanton: Special downtown display honors this year's high school grads

Parents, Board of Trustees, City Council tied ribbons in each school's colors along Main Street

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, May 20, 2020, 12:54 pm

The Pleasanton community rallied around early Wednesday morning (with social distancing) to celebrate and honor this year's crop of graduating high school seniors with a special surprise.

With in-person commencement ceremonies off the table for this year's grads during the coronavirus pandemic, the school district and larger Pleasanton community has been drumming up new ways and grand gestures to celebrate the major milestone.

Purple, blue and gold ribbons representing the school colors for Amador Valley, Foothill and Village high schools were also tied along the Main Street corridor. Volunteers were assigned two specific locations per block for tying the ribbons and given a map showing where to tie them.

No events or gathering was planned or encouraged, and public health and social distancing guidelines were followed by everyone that morning. City crew hung the banner around 7:20 a.m. and the City Council wandered under the arch about 15 minutes later, capping off the socially distanced celebration.

These photos taken by photographer Mike Sedlak for the Weekly capture all the action from start to finish.

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