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Immanuel Baptist Church holds drive up parades for communities

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Posted at 11:41 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 23:41:58-04

(LEX 18) — The Immanuel Baptist Church held four drive up parades for different communities on Thursday afternoon.

The church, plus staff and teachers from Lexington Christian Academy, lined up in their personal cars with several signs to show that they're thinking about those in the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday's first drive up parade took place at the Hartland Hills retirement home in Lexington.

"This is the third time that we've had a parade," said Sharlena Maney, staff member at Immanuel Baptist Church. "We're basically doing it to show a little love and show these people and residents that they're not alone. We care about them and it's just amazing to experience because we're going to bless them," Maney added.

"They end up blessing us in return, and even bigger thsn what we wanted to do to begin with."

The drive up parade also went through the Northpoint, Richmond Place, and Liberty Ridge communities.

Immanuel Baptist Church started its parade trail two-and-a-half weeks ago. It started driving through one community the first week, went through two last week, and then four this week.

Maney says they hope to pass through even more communities each week in the foreseeable future.