Photo Gallery: Circleville Fourth of July Parade

July 5, 2016 Updated: July 26, 2016    

CIRCLEVILLE—Red, white, and blue were the colors of the day at the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville. Circleville residents set up chairs in their front yards, waved flags, and more than a few sported over-the-top patriotic outfits that rivaled those in the parade.

Organizer Kevin Holland said this is “probably one of the largest ones we’ve had,” with 30-40 groups and even more walkers. “It’s free to anyone who can come,” Holland said. “It’s an open parade.”

The parade started sometime in the early 1900s, he estimates, and for the last 70 or so years the Circleville Volunteer Fire Company, which he is president of, has been putting it on. After the parade they had an 800-hot dog barbecue that was open to the public.

“We try to give back to the community,” Holland said. “That’s what it’s all about for us.”

(L-R) Wallkill Councilman Neil Meyer, Town Supervisor Dan Depew, Wallkill Councilman Eric Johnson, and Wallkill Councilman Mark Coyne in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
(L-R) Wallkill Councilman Neil Meyer, Town Supervisor Dan Depew, Wallkill Councilman Eric Johnson, and Wallkill Councilman Mark Coyne in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A truck from Marty Memmelaar and Sons Welding, LLC in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A truck from Marty Memmelaar & Sons Welding LLC in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A float in the the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A float in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A float in the the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A float in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Members of the Circleville Fire District handing out candy in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Members of the Circleville Volunteer Fire Company handing out candy in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Members of the Circleville Fire District handing out candy in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Members of the Circleville Volunteer Fire Company handing out candy in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A member of the Shannon family marching in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A member of the Shannon family marching in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A car in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A car in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Doreen Scoot from Middletown at the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Doreen Scoot from Middletown at the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Timothy Vaughan from Wallkill at the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Timothy Vaughan from Wallkill at the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A girl doing a cartwheel in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A girl doing a cartwheel in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A boy riding a three wheel bike in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A boy riding a three-wheel bike in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A girl riding a three wheel bike in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A girl riding a three-wheel scooter in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A boy riding in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A boy riding in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A girl dressed as the Statue of Liberty in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A girl dressed as the Statue of Liberty in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Bystanders gather at the corner of Creamery Road and Route 302 in Circleville for the Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Bystanders gather at the corner of Creamery Road and Route 302 in Circleville for the Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A woman carrying a Walden Savings Bank banner in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A woman carrying a Walden Savings Bank banner in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Three wheel bicyclists in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Three-wheel bicyclists in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Marlee Blauvelt, 8, at the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Marlee Blauvelt, 8, at the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A Chevrolet Bel Air in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A Chevrolet Bel Air in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A participant in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A participant in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A participant in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A participant in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

An American flag strung over Sam Fast Boulevard during the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
An American flag strung over Sam Fast Boulevard during the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Rottweiler Rocko in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Rottweiler Rocko in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A truck from the Pine Bush Fire Department in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A truck from the Pine Bush Fire Department in the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

(L-R) Circleville Fire District member Kevin Shannon, Circleville Fire District President Kevin Holland, and Wallkill Town Court Judge Joseph Owen after the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
(L-R) Circleville Volunteer Fire Company member Kevin Shannon, Circleville Volunteer  Fire Company President Kevin Holland, and Wallkill Town Court Judge Joseph Owen after the Fourth of July Parade in Circleville on July 4, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

On July 11, this article was updated with with the correct name of the Circleville Volunteer Fire Company.