J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center Cancels Holiday Parade, Continues Holiday Display Tradition

Raleigh, N.C.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center (JIRDC) has cancelled their 46th annual holiday parade, scheduled for Dec. 2, to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the residents they serve. However, the Center will hold their annual holiday display Dec. 3–31, to be lighted daily from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

“This year, we will miss the excitement, joy and laughter that the community brings to our holiday parade,” said Todd Drum, Facility Director at JIRDC. “But we hope people enjoy the holiday display tradition, and we look forward to seeing everyone back on the campus of J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center for a spectacular parade on December 2, 2021!”

The Center respectfully requests that the public enjoy the holiday display from their cars to ensure the safety of the JIRDC community.

JIRDC is a state-operated facility serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, within the Department of Health and Human Services Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities.

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