Groveport’s Fourth of July celebration (photos)

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
The city of Groveport held its annual Fourth of July celebration on July 4. Large crowds attended the Main Street parade, festival, and the fireworks display. Pictured here is the honor guard leading the parade.
These two women gracefully and elegantly walked on tall stilts in the parade.
Batman took time out from his crime fighting duties in Gotham City to come to Groveport for the celebration…and look who is running as fast as a speeding bullet along side the Batmobile – it’s Superman!
Groveport Madison Marching Band color guard member Jordan Bryan receives a cooling spray of mist during the parade as the high heat and humidity soared throughout the day.
World War II veteran Milton Mapou rode along with Motts Military Museum Director Warren Motts in the parade. Mapou is a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that took place in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.
The Groveport Madison High School Marching Band performed patriotic songs as it marched in the parade.
This classic pick-up truck sports the logo of Groveport Implement, a farm equipment dealer that once operated in Groveport.
The Groveport Madison cheerleaders did not let the heat stop them from showing their spirit.
Members of the Groveport Madison Area Community Choir wave to the crowd from their parade float.
Groveport Madison Cruiser football players handed out cards printed with this season’s football schedule to parade watchers.
This United States Air Force emergency vehicle sprayed a watery mist on the parade spectators to help cool them off in the heat.
The Groveport Madison Cruiser soccer team demonstrated their skills during the parade.
A zombie was loose in Groveport and joined in the parade.
Nancy Hughes of Agent 99 sings a rockin’ tune as the band performed prior to the fireworks display.
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  1. Fantastic photos of the 4th of July parade in Groveport from Rick Palsgrove. Rick is always there to catch the excitement of our beautiful, historic village. Thank you Rick!


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