River Rec celebrates American independence


VFW Post 4464 leads the parade along Second Avenue on Wednesday at the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival

VFW Post 4464 leads the parade along Second Avenue on Wednesday at the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival


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Winners of the tortoise race event display their winning turtles and cash prizes.


Scott Jones|OVP

Sarah Watts leads the field during the sack race event held on Wednesday.


Scott Jones|OVP

A girl jockeys her frog toward the finish during the frog race event held on Wednesday at Gallipolis City Park.


Scott Jones|OVP

Members of the Silver Bridge Bruisers provide a cool treat along the parade route.


Scott Jones|OVP

Members of the Gallia Academy Marching Band marched and played during the parade held on Wednesday.


Scott Jones|OVP

Symbols of liberty and freedom were on display throughout the parade and various events held during the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival.


Scott Jones|OVP

A trio of children blow bubbles from a float during the parade on Wednesday at the 2018 River Rec Festival.


Scott Jones|OVP

Both the River Valley Marching Band along with the South Gallia Marching Band stride down Second Avenue.


Dean Wright | OVP

Area first responders and fire fighters roll down Second Avenue in Gallipolis.


Dean Wright | OVP

VFW Post 4464 leads the parade along Second Avenue on Wednesday at the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival

Winners of the tortoise race event display their winning turtles and cash prizes.

Sarah Watts leads the field during the sack race event held on Wednesday.

A girl jockeys her frog toward the finish during the frog race event held on Wednesday at Gallipolis City Park.

Members of the Silver Bridge Bruisers provide a cool treat along the parade route.

Members of the Gallia Academy Marching Band marched and played during the parade held on Wednesday.

Symbols of liberty and freedom were on display throughout the parade and various events held during the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival.

A trio of children blow bubbles from a float during the parade on Wednesday at the 2018 River Rec Festival.

Both the River Valley Marching Band along with the South Gallia Marching Band stride down Second Avenue.

Area first responders and fire fighters roll down Second Avenue in Gallipolis.

VFW Post 4464 leads the parade along Second Avenue on Wednesday at the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_7.04-RR-VFW.jpgVFW Post 4464 leads the parade along Second Avenue on Wednesday at the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival Scott Jones|OVP

Winners of the tortoise race event display their winning turtles and cash prizes.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_7.04-RR-Tortise.jpgWinners of the tortoise race event display their winning turtles and cash prizes. Scott Jones|OVP

Sarah Watts leads the field during the sack race event held on Wednesday.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_7.04-RR-Watts.jpgSarah Watts leads the field during the sack race event held on Wednesday. Scott Jones|OVP

A girl jockeys her frog toward the finish during the frog race event held on Wednesday at Gallipolis City Park.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_7.04-RR-Frog.jpgA girl jockeys her frog toward the finish during the frog race event held on Wednesday at Gallipolis City Park. Scott Jones|OVP

Members of the Silver Bridge Bruisers provide a cool treat along the parade route.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_7.04-RR-Bruisers.jpgMembers of the Silver Bridge Bruisers provide a cool treat along the parade route. Scott Jones|OVP

Members of the Gallia Academy Marching Band marched and played during the parade held on Wednesday.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_7.04-RR-GABand.jpgMembers of the Gallia Academy Marching Band marched and played during the parade held on Wednesday. Scott Jones|OVP

Symbols of liberty and freedom were on display throughout the parade and various events held during the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_7.04-RR-Liberty.jpgSymbols of liberty and freedom were on display throughout the parade and various events held during the 2018 Gallipolis River Recreation Festival. Scott Jones|OVP

A trio of children blow bubbles from a float during the parade on Wednesday at the 2018 River Rec Festival.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_7.04-RR-Bubbles.jpgA trio of children blow bubbles from a float during the parade on Wednesday at the 2018 River Rec Festival. Scott Jones|OVP

Both the River Valley Marching Band along with the South Gallia Marching Band stride down Second Avenue.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_DSC_0243.jpgBoth the River Valley Marching Band along with the South Gallia Marching Band stride down Second Avenue. Dean Wright | OVP

Area first responders and fire fighters roll down Second Avenue in Gallipolis.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/07/web1_DSC_0236.jpgArea first responders and fire fighters roll down Second Avenue in Gallipolis. Dean Wright | OVP