Freedom and fun with River Rec


Children hop to the finish line in the sack race during River Recreation Festival.


Photo courtesy of Pamela Combs

A smaller vintage car rolls by as its occupants wave to the crowd.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

VFW Post 4464 Honor Guard strides ahead of the parade, carrying the colors.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Second Avenue is packed as parade onlookers are greeted with fist fulls of candy.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

One young girl is already enjoying a sucker in the middle of the parade.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Gallia Prosecutor Jason Holdren hands out candy while acting silly during the Independence Day Parade in Gallipolis.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Gallipolis River Recreation Festival Queen Abby VanSickle waves to onlookers as she passes by during the parade.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

River Valley Raider cheerleaders show off their gymnastic skills.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

The Grumpy Peddlers putter by on motorized bikes.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

The Silver Bridge Bruisers roll by during the River Recreation Parade.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Contest runners gear up for the annual terrapin turtle race.


Photo courtesy of Pamela Combs

A pair of ladies carry frogs in the 18 and over women’s frog race in City Park during Gallipolis River Recreation.


Photo courtesy of Pamela Combs

Children hop to the finish line in the sack race during River Recreation Festival.

A smaller vintage car rolls by as its occupants wave to the crowd.

VFW Post 4464 Honor Guard strides ahead of the parade, carrying the colors.

Second Avenue is packed as parade onlookers are greeted with fist fulls of candy.

One young girl is already enjoying a sucker in the middle of the parade.

Gallia Prosecutor Jason Holdren hands out candy while acting silly during the Independence Day Parade in Gallipolis.

Gallipolis River Recreation Festival Queen Abby VanSickle waves to onlookers as she passes by during the parade.

River Valley Raider cheerleaders show off their gymnastic skills.

The Grumpy Peddlers putter by on motorized bikes.

The Silver Bridge Bruisers roll by during the River Recreation Parade.

Contest runners gear up for the annual terrapin turtle race.

A pair of ladies carry frogs in the 18 and over women’s frog race in City Park during Gallipolis River Recreation.

Children hop to the finish line in the sack race during River Recreation Festival.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_12644.jpegChildren hop to the finish line in the sack race during River Recreation Festival. Photo courtesy of Pamela Combs

A smaller vintage car rolls by as its occupants wave to the crowd.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0210.jpgA smaller vintage car rolls by as its occupants wave to the crowd. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

VFW Post 4464 Honor Guard strides ahead of the parade, carrying the colors.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0016.jpgVFW Post 4464 Honor Guard strides ahead of the parade, carrying the colors. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Second Avenue is packed as parade onlookers are greeted with fist fulls of candy.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0251.jpgSecond Avenue is packed as parade onlookers are greeted with fist fulls of candy. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

One young girl is already enjoying a sucker in the middle of the parade.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0216.jpgOne young girl is already enjoying a sucker in the middle of the parade. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Gallia Prosecutor Jason Holdren hands out candy while acting silly during the Independence Day Parade in Gallipolis.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0160.jpgGallia Prosecutor Jason Holdren hands out candy while acting silly during the Independence Day Parade in Gallipolis. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Gallipolis River Recreation Festival Queen Abby VanSickle waves to onlookers as she passes by during the parade.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0063.jpgGallipolis River Recreation Festival Queen Abby VanSickle waves to onlookers as she passes by during the parade. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

River Valley Raider cheerleaders show off their gymnastic skills.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0190.jpgRiver Valley Raider cheerleaders show off their gymnastic skills. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

The Grumpy Peddlers putter by on motorized bikes.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0180.jpgThe Grumpy Peddlers putter by on motorized bikes. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

The Silver Bridge Bruisers roll by during the River Recreation Parade.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_DSC_0123-2.jpgThe Silver Bridge Bruisers roll by during the River Recreation Parade. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Contest runners gear up for the annual terrapin turtle race.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_12634.jpegContest runners gear up for the annual terrapin turtle race. Photo courtesy of Pamela Combs

A pair of ladies carry frogs in the 18 and over women’s frog race in City Park during Gallipolis River Recreation.
http://mydailytribune.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/07/web1_12642.jpegA pair of ladies carry frogs in the 18 and over women’s frog race in City Park during Gallipolis River Recreation. Photo courtesy of Pamela Combs