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Billings first responders light up the Rims for 2020 grads

Billings first responders light up the Rims for 2020 grads
Posted at 10:22 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 12:25:18-04

It's been a different end of school for this year's senior classes, but tow truck drivers organized a special celebration for them Friday night.

Light Up for Grads 2020 brought first responders, which includes tow truck drivers, to the Rims overlooking Billings.

Tow truck drivers, law enforcement, firefighters and ambulance workers joined the festivities to honor the classes of 2020.

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With distancing and limitations at graduations, this is a way to support the graduates, organizers said.

"With lockdowns and closures and things, a lot of graduates didn't really get graduation parties," said Kris Moore, Thin Line Towing & Recovery owner. "And we know that the graduation ceremonies were really non-attendable for a lot of people. So we want to come out and show some support for grads and let them know we're thinking about them. And lining up out here put on a good show. All the lights get you kind of excited. Try to make their graduation season a little bit better."

During the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, the Yellowstone Valley Tow Truck Association also put together parades for nurses and for birthday parties.