Surprise-birthday parade for Collin Stephens

Collin Stephens of Cape Girardeau was the man of the hour at his surprise-birthday parade Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Shawnee Park in Cape Girardeau. Collin marks his 10th birthday Sunday and his mother, Michaela Stephens, said she had the idea to throw him the surprise-birthday parade. “With the social distancing and everything and not being able to have a party, I figured that a parade would be pretty neat,” Michaela said on the phone before the parade. “It’s a surprise. He has no idea. … He thinks that we’re going to throw the football around in the soccer field.”