Front-line essential workers from the city of Bellaire — police, fire and public works personnel — are spiffing up their uniforms and lining up their vehicles this morning (Monday, April 20) to start a week of “City Sightings” parades, eventually covering all neighborhoods.
Today’s parade will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the area south of Bellaire Boulevard and east of the 610 Loop, with lights flashing and sirens blaring.
Modeled after the “Santa Sightings,” which takes St. Nick through Bellaire on a fire truck each December, this is the city public safety staff’s way of saying “thank you” to residents for observing social distancing and other requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, to help stave off community spread of the virus.
Here is the schedule for the rest of the week, which is based on solid waste delivery routes:
Tuesday, April 21: South of Bellaire Boulevard/West of 610
Wednesday, April 22: North of Bellaire Boulevard/West of 610
Thursday, April 23: North of Bellaire Boulevard/East of 610
Friday, April 24: South of Bellaire Boulevard/West of South Rice
You can see more about the City Sightings on YouTube, and read Mayor Andrew Friedberg’s take on the event here.