The Red Deer Public Schools car sits out front of Annie L. Gaetz School Thursday. Nearly 25 cars were decorated in school colours and creative signs and were parked out front of the school in support. The event was in lieu of the community parade that was called off due to physical distancing concerns from covid-19. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Photos: Annie L. Gaetz School with strong showing of community support

There was a reason to smile Thursday afternoon at Annie L Gaetz School.

What was originally supposed to be a community parade, turned into a drive-by show of support for teachers and students alike.

Close to 25 teachers gathered out in front of the school with signs of support and decorated cars, after the community parade was cancelled because of physical distancing concerns due to COVID-19.

A number of students, safely in their family vehicles returned the favour, driving by with messages like “we miss you” for the elementary school teachers.

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Students of Annie L. Gaetz School drive-by to support their teachers on Thursday in lieu of the community parade that was called off due to physical distancing concerns from covid-19. Nearly 25 cars were decorated in school colours and creative signs and were parked out front of the school in support. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Nearly 25 cars were decorated in school colours and creative signs and were parked out in front of Annie L. Gaetz School Thursday. The event was in lieu of the community parade that was called off due to physical distancing concerns from COVID-19. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

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