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Parade of race cars honors member of racing community

Posted at 11:09 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 00:09:03-04

It wasn't your typical parade of cars on Saturday in Algoma, as dozens of racers lined the streets in memory of racing fan, Nathan Bouche.

"He was a good kid and he must have been for everyone to be doing this for us. We must have did something right," his parents, Tony and Cheryl said.

Nathan Bouche died in a farm accident in 2004 and every year since 2009, his sister, Michelle and her family has had a memorial race in his honor. With the impact of the coronavirus, she had to come up with a different plan.

"I was annoyed because I look forward to this every year. When the race wasn't going to happen I decided to do something special to surprise them with a race car parade," Michelle said.

"No I didn't see it coming, we're just getting together and be happy. It was just supposed to be our little group here, it was very surprising," Cheryl said,

For those who participated in the parade, it was just as special for them as well.

"Something that I think he'll look back on and I'll look back on for quite a while I think it meant a lot to them and it meant a lot to everyone that was in the parade together," parade participant, Jason Geyer said.