First responders to honor area nurses with parade at Centralia hospital

CENTRALIA — Marion County first responders will be paying tribute Thursday to area nurses with a parade through the parking lot of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

The parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the hospital parking lot at 400 North Pleasant Avenue in Centralia.

Local EMS, police, and fire department personnel will circle the parking lot in honor of the nurses following a stressful year working through the COVID-19 pandemic.