TSB sponsors Grand March on May 30

May 15, 2018 by

THE SAVINGS BANK recently hosted a meeting of class officers, public safety officials and representatives from Wakefield Memorial High School to discuss the details of the Grand March which will be held prior to the Wakefield High School Senior Prom on May 30. Meeting to discuss the plans for the grand march were (from left to right) Wakefield Police Lieutenant Steven Skory; Marketing Coordinator Ally Houghton, The Savings Bank; Class Officers Talia Gebbhard, Kaia Carioli, Catie Constas and Domenic MacArthur; Assistant Principal Gerrilyn Trafficante and Class Advisor Diana Ho. This is the 21st consecutive year that The Savings Bank has sponsored the Grand March. (JC Marketing Associates Photo)

Published in the May 15, 2018 edition.

WAKEFIELD — The Savings Bank will sponsor the traditional Grand March before the Wakefield Memorial High School Class of 2018 senior prom on Wednesday, May 30. This is the 21st consecutive year that The Savings Bank has sponsored the popular event that enables family and friends to photograph the students and their prom dates before they attend the prom at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston.

As the sponsor, The Savings Bank provides a disc jockey that plays background music and makes related announcements before and during the procession through the upper Common. The Bank also decorates the Common with balloons and provides signage and safety personnel for the event.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wakefield’s Veterans’ Memorial Common.

Residents and businesses are reminded that the Grand March will require the temporary closing of Church Street from Common Street to Main Street.

This year, the students will assemble at the high school between 4 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. and arrive at the First Parish Congregational Church at 5 p.m. in buses which will be parked on Church Street between the upper and lower commons. When the Grand March is completed, the students will go to the busses and proceed north on Main Street to the prom.

All students who attend the prom at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston must participate in the Grand March. Additional information about the event has been sent to parents in a mailing from Wakefield Memorial High School.

Parents and friends are asked to park on adjacent streets in the downtown area. Police officers will be stationed at various locations and intersections. A letter will also be sent to neighbors in the weeks before the event. Residents are reminded that the one-hour parking restriction will be lifted during the event, and that they should not park in areas posted NO PARKING.

In the event of inclement weather, the Grand March will be held in the Wakefield Memorial High School Field House at 5:30 p.m. If the weather is questionable, High School administrators will make the decision whether to hold the Grand March in the field house between 1 and 2 p.m. on the day of the prom. Information will be posted online on the WMHS website: http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/highschool/.

“The Savings Bank is proud to sponsor the annual Grand March again this year,” Bob DiBella, President of The Savings Bank said. “This is always a special event for the community as it is for the senior class and their families.”

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