A week of gradation-related events culminates Friday (June 9) with the now-traditional Class of 2023 vehicle parade through the valley, followed by graduation ceremonies at the Liberty Bell High School outdoor stadium.
The parade, which was devised in 2020 because of the pandemic, has proven so popular that it’s become an annual event. Graduates personalize their cars for the procession, which goes from Twisp to Winthrop and along Twin Lakes Road before arriving at the school campus for the ceremony.
Staging for the parade starts at Hank’s Harvest Foods at 3:30 p.m. The parade leaves at 4 p.m. and passes by well-wishers in Twisp before heading to Winthrop on Highway 20. It’s expected to arrive in Winthrop at around 4:30 p.m.
The procession will loop through Winthrop and along Twin Lakes Road to allow more community members to cheer on the grads, before ending at the stadium.
The commencement ceremony is open to anyone who wants to attend. Families of the graduating seniors will have designated seating. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m.