Middleport celebrates


Independence Day parade, activities held

By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



American Legion Feeney Bennett Post 128 conducted the flag raising following the parade in Middleport on Sunday evening.

American Legion Feeney Bennett Post 128 conducted the flag raising following the parade in Middleport on Sunday evening.


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Dick Owen served as the Grand Marshal for the Middleport July 4th parade.


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A young parade participant rides in his decorated vehicle.


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Bicycle riders were among the parade participants.


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The antique police cruiser was part of the parade.


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Nick Michael and the Susan Page Orchestra performed on the Blakeslee Center lawn following the parade.


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Middleport Fire Department’s 1942 truck was part of the July 4th parade.


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American Legion Feeney Bennett Post 128 presented the colors for the parade.


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The Middleport Police Department led the Fourth of July parade through town.


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The Middleport Fire Department led the line of fire trucks in the parade.


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Middleport Lodge was represented in the parade on Sunday evening.


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The Meigs Museum was among the participants in the parade.


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The Meigs Marching Band was named the best walking unit in the Middleport Parade.


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Rutland Nazarene Church brought their train float to promote their Vacation Bible School.


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The Meigs Marching Band made their way through town playing patriotic music.


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Grand Marshal Dick Owen is pictured in front of the Meigs Marching Band.


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MIDDLEPORT — The Village of Middleport celebrated Independence Day on Sunday with an evening of activities planned by the Middleport Business Association.

Activities, beginning with the parade, took place at the Blakeslee Center (future home of the Meigs County Council on Aging), where live music took place following the parade.

The parade included Middleport Fire Department, along with departments from surrounding areas, church groups, Middleport Lodge, Meigs Museum, the Meigs Marching Band, bicycles and toy vehicles, and American Legion Feeney Bennett Post 128 of Middleport. Dick Owen, accompanied by his wife Jeannie, was the Grand Marshal for the parade.

The Legion members conducted the flag raising ceremony on the Blakeslee Center lawn following the parade, with the National Anthem played by Susan Page.

Music by Nick Michael and the Susan Page Orchestra was performed on the lawn from 7:30-9:30 p.m., before the festivities moved the the east end of town for fireworks launched behind the former Dairy Queen building.

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American Legion Feeney Bennett Post 128 conducted the flag raising following the parade in Middleport on Sunday evening.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-1.jpgAmerican Legion Feeney Bennett Post 128 conducted the flag raising following the parade in Middleport on Sunday evening. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Dick Owen served as the Grand Marshal for the Middleport July 4th parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-2.jpgDick Owen served as the Grand Marshal for the Middleport July 4th parade. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

A young parade participant rides in his decorated vehicle.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-3.jpgA young parade participant rides in his decorated vehicle. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Bicycle riders were among the parade participants.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-4.jpgBicycle riders were among the parade participants. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The antique police cruiser was part of the parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-5.jpgThe antique police cruiser was part of the parade. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Nick Michael and the Susan Page Orchestra performed on the Blakeslee Center lawn following the parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-6.jpgNick Michael and the Susan Page Orchestra performed on the Blakeslee Center lawn following the parade. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Middleport Fire Department’s 1942 truck was part of the July 4th parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-7.jpgMiddleport Fire Department’s 1942 truck was part of the July 4th parade. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

American Legion Feeney Bennett Post 128 presented the colors for the parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-8.jpgAmerican Legion Feeney Bennett Post 128 presented the colors for the parade. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Middleport Police Department led the Fourth of July parade through town.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-9.jpgThe Middleport Police Department led the Fourth of July parade through town. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Middleport Fire Department led the line of fire trucks in the parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-10.jpgThe Middleport Fire Department led the line of fire trucks in the parade. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Middleport Lodge was represented in the parade on Sunday evening.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-11.jpgMiddleport Lodge was represented in the parade on Sunday evening. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Meigs Museum was among the participants in the parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-12.jpgThe Meigs Museum was among the participants in the parade. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Meigs Marching Band was named the best walking unit in the Middleport Parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-13.jpgThe Meigs Marching Band was named the best walking unit in the Middleport Parade. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Rutland Nazarene Church brought their train float to promote their Vacation Bible School.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-14.jpgRutland Nazarene Church brought their train float to promote their Vacation Bible School. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Meigs Marching Band made their way through town playing patriotic music.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-15.jpgThe Meigs Marching Band made their way through town playing patriotic music. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Grand Marshal Dick Owen is pictured in front of the Meigs Marching Band.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/07/web1_7.7-Middleport-16.jpgGrand Marshal Dick Owen is pictured in front of the Meigs Marching Band. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel
Independence Day parade, activities held

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.