Groveport celebrates the Fourth of July

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Groveport’s annual Fourth of July celebration on July 4 included the traditional Main Street parade. Pictured here in the Main Street parade are some youth athletes who happily cooled off the crowd with water squirt guns.
Motts Military Museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport, provided several historic military vehicles for the parade, including this vintage U.S. Army truck.
The Main Street parade included many types of trucks, tractors, and other engine driven machines, but it also included this horse and rider demonstrating the original version of horsepower.
Groveport’s agricultural heritage was on display as many antique tractors were in the parade, including this classic John Deere.
Eeeek! Who let a shark into the parade?
The Fighting Fish swim team waves to the large parade crowd.
The Groveport Youth Athletic Association athletes were lead in the parade by these colorful balloons.
Madison Christian’s parade float was adorned with beautiful blue and white balloons.
Members of the Groveport Senior Center, 7370 Groveport Road, show their patriotic spirit during the parade.
This robot showed off his technological powers as he rode atop a truck in the parade.
TurnPoint Apostolic Church, 7718 Groveport Road, Groveport, made a strong showing in the parade.
The Madison Township Grizzlies youth football team in the parade.
Groveport’s annual Fourth of July celebration, in addition to the Main Street parade, also included music, kids activities, games, food vendors, a kids parade, and fireworks. Pictured here is Groveport Police Chief Casey Adams splashing into the water of the dunk tank.


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