Groveport celebrates the Fourth

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
The city of Groveport celebrated the Fourth of July this year on July 3 with a parade down Main Street, music, and fireworks. Pictured here is the American Legion Robert Dutro Post 486 honor guard that lead the parade.
Groveport Police Lt. Josh Short and his sidekick “Bendi” delighted the crowd along the parade route.
Groveport Madison Cruiser cheerleaders revved up the crowd during the parade.
In recognition of Groveport and Madison Township’s farming roots, Larry Dowler drove his vintage John Deere tractor in the parade.
Motts Military Museum Director Warren Motts in the museum’s U.S. Army Jeep.
A Groveport Madison Cruiser soccer player shows off his ball handling skills in the parade.
Members of TurnPoint Apostolic Church danced their way down the parade route.
Messenger photos by Marie Kujawski
Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty, and President Abraham Lincoln graced the parade with their presence.
The “Ladies of Guam” marched in the parade wearing their traditional costumes.
These puppets entertained the crowd along the parade route.
A bit of Halloween snuck into the parade this year as these monstrous characters, representing the Groveport Haunted Park, held in October, loomed over the crowd.
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