Five-year-old Max Rodgers

Five-year-old Max Rodgers and his mother, Holly Rodgers, visit with family friend Clarissa Dodson following a car parade held to welcome him home from the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Several from the community showed support for Max Rodgers in a car parade along North Montgomery Street on Thursday afternoon.

The parade formed in the parking lot of Sudduth Elementary School and went a short distance down North Montgomery Street where the Rodgers family and some close friends were located. Several drivers honked their horns as they passed and displayed signs showing support for 5-year-old Max, who is back home after nearly a month hospitalized in Jackson following a car accident on April 29. Max’s mother, Holly Rodgers was also injured in the crash and his older brother, 8-year-old Wyatt Rodgers, did not survive.

Several of the car parade participants also stopped briefly to give gifts to Max including a large purple ball and a tackle box. Another vehicle launched a bunch of balloons in front of the family and yet another participant threw handfuls of candy.

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