Who knew that birthday parades would be such a popular thing to do? Apparently 2020 had different plans for us and it involved drive-by celebrations.

Over the past few months, I've done well over 75 birthday parades with Fun 107 and the smiles on the kids' faces are priceless and my inspiration to do them.

Every now and then, they pop up on my newsfeed and I try my best to attend most of them throughout my busy work schedule, but this one, in particular, struck a chord with me and I'd like to get the message out to as many people possible here on the SouthCoast.

There's a young girl named Shelby Edes who lives in Somerset and is turning 15 years old on Saturday, November 21. Her parents, Brooke and Zack, recently set up a public Facebook event inviting the community to drive by that same day at 1 p.m. to wish Shelby a happy birthday. The post read as follows:

"My daughter Shelby will be turning 15 on Saturday. She has cerebral palsy and would love to do a parade for her. Meeting place will be at Somerset Middle School."

From the school, the parade will then lead to their house over on Sherman Road. The address to meet is 1141 Brayton Avenue in Somerset and, as always, this is a socially-distanced event to keep everyone safe, so please stay in your vehicles with your masks on for the duration of the event.

Let's get the SouthCoast involved and give Shelby one of the most memorable birthdays she'll ever have.

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