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Blacksburg holds Wheels and Wagons Parade for 2020

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – With sirens blaring and air horns honking, the Town of Blacksburg holds its annual Wheels and Wagons event this year – as a parade.

In past years, this event was a hands-on experience, where children and adults could climb on-board dump-trucks, construction trucks, and — of course — fire and rescue vehicles. However, locals say they’re pleased to have this event even occur at all.

“We look forward to the time where we can go and enjoy events as we normally would. Get more hands-on but considering the circumstances, we appreciate they are at least investing the time to provide this for the community. ”

Bryan Hanson – Parent / Blacksburg Resident

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, Deputy Town Manager Steve Ross explains the town wanted to do something, so a plan was put into action.

“It’s been really popular. We have buses that give rides, firetrucks that give rides … but this year, we couldn’t do all of that because of COVID-19. So, we decided what could we do in its place so, we said let’s bring the event to the kids. So, we created the Wheels and Wagons parade.”

Steve Ross – Deputy Town Manager / Town of Blacksburg

Families are struggling to find something active and fun for the whole family and also get out of the house.

“When we saw that they were doing a parade, we put it on our calendar to make sure we could come and enjoy it. This little man right here is fascinated by all this equipment.”

Bryan Hanson – Parent / Blacksburg Resident

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