Mothers Day Parade

  • Parade procession - Michelle Hollenhead

  • Melody Matney, Villages of Farragut executive director, was in the parade “pace car.” - Michelle Hollenhead

  • Lisa Padgett prepares her parade vehicle to honor her mother, Connie Bucca. - Michelle Hollenhead

  • Kari Smith and her son, Walker, 3, look to honor Joanna Link, Smith’s grandmother and Walker’s great-grandmother. - Michelle Hollenhead

  • John and Chris Scurlock honored Chris’ mother, Joanna Link. - Michelle Hollenhead

  • The Franks family makes one of its three parade passes in front of Village of Farragut seniors to honor resident Marion Franks. Her son, Peter Franks, was joined in the family’s red Toyota pick-up by his wife, Sherry Franks; their daughter, Stephani; and their son, Cooper. - Michelle Hollenhead

  • Jim Simpson, far left, joined his son, daughter, grandchildren and son-in-law in preparation to honor all Villages mothers on behalf of Jim’s wife, Sandi Simpson, Villages resident events director. Jim’s family, from left, are his son, Graham Simpson; his daughter, Stephanie Jenkins and her husband, Josh Jenkins, and their children, Jax, 5 (No. 16), and Eli, 3. - Michelle Hollenhead

  • Tamichael Brown, Villages of Farragut maintenance director, was part of the parade. - Michelle Hollenhead

The Villages of Farragut came up with a nice alternative to direct contact with mothers on Mothers Day, at its senior living residence — which, of course, was due to COVID-19 concerns.

An eight-vehicle parade, which gathered in the parking lot of farragutpress, proceeded up 230 Village Commons Blvd. toward The Villages to honor their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother — all Villages residents — Sunday morning, May 10.

Parade vehicles were decorated with posters, balloons and other festive markings as relatives gave enthusiastic waves, cheers and “I love you” shout-outs to their mothers, and other Villages mothers, who gathered in the front decks and porches of the facility to enjoy the attention.

The parade made three passes along the gathering of mothers and other seniors.