Middleport to celebrate July 4th with parade and more

Middleport 2019 Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

Middleport to celebrate July 4th with parade and more

MIDDLEPORT, Ohio – The Middleport Business Association has announced the plans for their 2021 July Fourth activities.

The parade willl step off at 6:30 p.m. with line up at 6 p.m. in the Blakeslee Center parking lot on Pearl. Then turn left onto General Hartinger Parkway. From there turning left onto Second Avenue and proceed upriver to the “T”. Then left onto Third Avenue and end at the intersection of General Hartinger Parkway and Third Avenue.

There will be a cash prize of $50 that will be awarded in the categories of best float, best walking unit, best rolling unit ( bicycle, big wheel, golf carts, etc.).

The Grand Marshall this year will be Dick Owen who will be accompanied by his wife Jeannie McClure Owen.Immediately following the parade there will be a flag raising followed by the National Anthem. Live music will be preformed by Nick Michael and the Susan Page Orchestra.

All activities will take place on the lawn of the Blakeslee Center including concessions which will be available before, during and after the parade.

The night will end with fire works that will be set off at 10 p.m. as usual.