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2020 Tour Through Town - Not a traditional parade and no crowding along the streets expected


2020 Theme "Together In Spirit"
Parade Marshall
Jane Copenhefer, Retired Director of the Licking County 4-H Band and 2020 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee
On Saturday, the 4th of July we will conduct the Granville Kiwanis July 4th Tour Through Town. Our tour will feature:
  • An Honor Guard provided by American Legion Post 398
  • 2020 Grand Marshall Jane Copenhefer, retired Licking County 4-H band Director and 2020 Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee 
  • Granville Kiwanis President Terry Van Offeren
  • T100’s Rolling Thunder.
  • Granville Police and Granville Township Fire vehicles will lead and escort the Tour. 
The tour will begin at Wildwood Drive at 10:45 AM and travel east through downtown to Thornwood Crossing. Don’t forget to “look up” at 10:50 when the flyover comes to town, courtesy of the Appalachian Air Force!

Appalachian Air Force Fly Over on July 4th at 10:50 AM. Look to the skies for this patriotic salute to the community thanks to Kiwanian Craig Washka for organizing this amazing tribute. Thanks to the volunteers of THE Appalachian Air Force - Lead Pilot, Jeff Wheeler of Pataskala will be flying a Bellanca Super Viking, 300 HP Low Wing Single; Flanked by Greg Pfeil of West Jefferson in a Piper Aztec Twin and Chris White of Granville in a Beechcraft Twin Bonanza, the"T-Bone." Don't go too far, the group promises to make a second pass which you won't want to miss!

Home and Neighborhood Decoration Contest July 3rd at 9:00AM. Decorate your home and encourage your neighbors to join you for this first ever Home and Neighborhood decorating contest. Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day and show your patriotic pride. To enter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address(s) and cell number by Saturday, June 27th. Judging will take place beginning at 9:00 AM on July 3rd. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in 2 categories, Individual Home or Neighborhood (2 or more houses entered together). And if you missed the registration, you can enter your decorated home into the Photography Contest - see below!

Photography contest: “Show us your spirit in the Annual Photography Contest. Photos must be taken in Granville this year. Awards will be given in the following eight topics: ‘Patriotic Pet,’ ‘Patriotic People,’ ‘Decorated Bicycle,’ ‘Decorated House,’ ‘Decorated Storefront,’ ‘Friends or Family,’ ‘Granville 4th’ and ‘Granville in July’. Submission deadline is July 31 and full contest information is on the website at GranvilleKiwanis.org/photo.”



2019 Granville Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Downtown Granville, Ohio
Parade route along Broadway starting on West Broadway near Wildwood Park at 10:45 AM

The parade is rain or shine. The only thing stopping us will be the presence of lightning.

2019 Parade Theme "To the Moon and Beyond"
Parade Marshall
Don Lewis
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for the parade.
Community Floats, Commercial Floats, Decorated Bike Contest

Parade Entry Information
Entry Deadline: June 20

Parade Registration Letter

Entry Fees

$50.00 per vehicle for commercial entry
No Charge for non-commercial entry

Floats are to be decorated based on the theme, "To the Moon and Beyond"

Cash Prizes to be awarded for the following categories.

BEST COMMUNITY FLOAT - $100  $75  $50          
BEST COMMERCIAL FLOAT - $100  $75  $50
BEST OPEN FLOAT -  $100  $75  $50

Everyone must pre-register for the parade. All entrants not pre-registered by June 20, 2019 and who would still like to be in our parade, will be assessed an additional $50.00 late-registration fee.

Email your parade entry information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or mail to: Granville Kiwanis, PO Box 133, Granville, Ohio 43023. For more information call 740-473-6804. If you cannot download the 2018 Parade Entry Form, email the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Name of Organization Entering
Entry Type (i.e. horse, float, bicycle, candidate)
Full Name of Person in Charge
Email Address
Mailing Address

Decorated Bicycle Contests Info

BEST DECORATED BIKE -  1st   2nd  3rd



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