Paul L. Essner's 90th birthday parade

Paul L. Essner of Benton, Missouri, wasnít able to have his 90th birthday party as planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didnít stop his family from throwing him a birthday parade. Paul and his wife Bert sat outside St. Denis Catholic School for the parade Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Benton. Numerous vehicles and their occupants paraded for about 15 minutes past where Paul and Bert were seated.