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Local Family Hosts Parade to Celebrate Son's Birthday

Posted at 10:43 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 13:43:24-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Social distancing protocols in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have made it hard to celebrate special occasions.

The family of Joshua Magaña wanted to make sure he felt special on his 16th birthday on Monday, so they got a little creative.

They organized a special birthday party parade where friends and family could come out and drive by, maintain social distance, and wish Joshua a happy birthday.

Despite the rainy weather, the turnout was good. Joshua told 23ABC that he was thankful for the birthday celebrations.