Due to COVID 19, Barfield Health Care facility is not allowing visitors. According to the staff, family members have not seen their loved ones other than on Facetime in two months.
Barfield wanted to give the residents and their family members an opportunity to see one another while still following the social distancing guidelines to protect the residents. They wanted to encourage the family members and residents that everything is going to get better, and the residents are doing well.
Everyone is hoping the restrictions let up very soon and Barfield can allow visitors, but if they do not, a second parade would certainly be possible.
At the event, there may have be close to 100 cars. The Cowboy Church of Albertville brought horses. Besides the horses, the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Grant Fire Department, and the Guntersville Shriners participate in the parade.
None of this would have been possible without the staff at Barfield. They brought this parade together for the residents to enjoy. There were moments that were emotional for the residents and the participants when they spoke with their loved ones.