Residents of Rushsylvania started to line the streets around noon to watch the annual Fourth of July Parade.
Many residents attended the parade to show their pride of country and support for our troops.
Cheri Wilgus explains why she attended the parade.
The parade featured two grand marshals, World War II veteran John Putman and Lions Club President Esther Jones. Putman served in the Air Force during World War II for three years. He served as a tail gunner on a B-17 bomber.
Putman comments about the honor.
Jones shares her experience as a grand marshal.
The parade also included a royal court: Queen Destiny Grant and runner-up Mikayla Rose, Princess Hayden Beair, Jr. Princess Miley Trees and runner-up Rayne Givens, and Jr. Prince Izik Cox.
Also included in the parade were numerous youth ball teams and youth racers.
Nora Ferguson recaps the parade and other events going on in Rushsylvania during the celebration.
Other activities planned throughout the day include:
• Chicken Barbecue by Rushsylvania Lions Club from noon to 4 p.m.
• Tours of Fire Safety Trailer by Rushcreek Fire & EMS
• Bake Walk
• Silent Auction
• Flea Market
• Train Rides for Kids by Rushsylvania One Stop
• Kids Carnival Games by Harper Community Church from noon to 4 p.m.
• Corn Hole Tournament by Rushsylvania Lions Club at 2 p.m.
• “Gorgillians Island”, kids inflatable obstacle course, by Rushsylvania Church of Christ 3 to 8 p.m.
• Concession Stand by Rushsylvania Ball Association open 3 p.m. to dusk
• Dance Fuzion performance from 4 to 5 p.m.
• FREE concert by Nashville recording artist Brittney Jones from 4 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Rushsylvania Lions Club. (Brittney is a local gal from Bellefontaine.)
• 50/50 Raffle by Rushsylvania Lions Club
• Fireworks at dusk.
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Watch the parade.