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Pikeville establishes a 'sensory friendly zone' on parade route

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 09:44:57-04

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (MTN) — The city of Pikeville has established a "sensory friendly zone" for their annual Pikeville High School Homecoming parade.

According to Mountain Top News, the city has designed an area that will have no loud noises. This is for the benefit of children who might have auditory sensitivities.

Starting at Hambley Boulevard to Division Street to Huffman Avenue, there will be no sirens or loud noises coming from any of the vehicles and floats. Pikeville Commissioner of Public Safety, Phillip Reed says everyone participating in the parade is still encouraged to greet the people and even throw out candy. But, they must do it silently in this particular area.

The parade will be held Thursday in downtown Pikeville at 4:30 p.m.