City of Coppell hosting pop-up parade tonight


The City of Coppell is hosting a pop-up parade at 6 p.m. today to support local businesses. Residents are encouraged to order takeout from a local restaurant and watch the parade go by on Denton Tap from their cars. Photo Courtesy City of Coppell

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

At 6 p.m., the City of Coppell is hosting “Takeout Thursday”, a pop-up parade to help stimulate the local economy.

Coppell residents are encouraged to order takeout from a local restaurant and watch the parade from their car. Beginning at Wagon Wheel Park, the parade will pass through the Square in Old Town and Denton Tap before ending at Andy Brown Park West.

“The city wants to showcase that the businesses are still operating, they’re just operating differently,” said Ellie Braxton-Leveen, President and CEO of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce. “It is also to boost morale and boost the spirits of the businesses as the participants can decorate their cars and hang banners.”

The participants, who will gather at 5:15 p.m. in Wagon Wheel Park, are various organizations or businesses in Coppell.

To comply with social distancing rules, masks must be worn in public, gatherings are prohibited and promotional items cannot be distributed. Standing along Denton Tap Road is also discouraged.

After the parade, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees President Thom Hulme and CISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt will be answering questions from CISD families on Facebook Live at 7 p.m.