Photos from Groveport’s Independence Day parade

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
The city of Groveport held its traditional Independence Day parade on Main Street on July 4. The parade featured a wide variety of participants, including this lady butterfly from Turnpoint Church.
The Groveport Special Olympics’ float featured floating bubbles that wafted among the parade watchers.
Grand marshals for this year’s parade were Larry and Jan Dowler.
The honor color guard led the parade.
Dan Foor drove his 1952 Oliver tractor in the parade. Foor said the tractor was used for many years on his Madison Township farm. Though its classic green paint has faded away, Foor said the tractor still operates. “It’s a real handy tractor,” said Foor. “It maneuvers well and can get through tight spaces. It’s a versatile tractor.”
The Groveport Pickleball Club put on a pickleball demonstration during the parade.
It was a hot day and this parade participant from the Groveport Zion Lutheran Church passed out water to thirsty parade watchers.
This bicyclist adorned with patriotic colors wheeled along the parade route.
The Groveport Madison High School Marching Band performed during the parade.
The Madison Christian float was adorned with colorful white and blue balloons.
The Groveport Madison High School football players marching in the parade.
The Groveport Madison Area Community Choir’s float featured a peak at the theme of its next show, “Back to the Future.”
Groveport Madison High School cheerleaders handed out candy to parade watchers.
Several historical military vehicles from Motts Military Museum were in the parade, including this jeep driven by Motts Military Museum Director Warren Motts.
Members of Turnpoint Church handed out information to parade watchers.
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