2017 River Days Parade


By Ivy Potter - ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com



Miss Shawnee Nia Gribbons


Junior Miss River Days-Chloe Mayvin


Aubrey Boland Miss Notre Dame


Miss Portsmouth Katie Fannin


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Compass Community Health Care Center Float


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Minford High School’s Marching Falcons


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Miss Ohio Whitney Jenkins


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The 2017 River Days Parade, the largest daytime parade in the state of Ohio, was held on Saturday in downtown Portsmouth and was sponsored by Ricer Equipment. The parade began at Spartan Stadium at 11 a.m. and ended at Tracey Park and was lead by Portsmouth Police. This year’s parade featured fairytale inspired floats from the River Days contestants ranging from “Alice in Wonderland” to “Rapunzel” and appearances by Miss Ohio and Miss Shawnee. Floats from the Jackson Ohio Apple Festival and Beaver Ohio Oktoberfest, alongside Scioto County high school bands were also featured in the parade. Local businesses like Compass Community Health Care and Ricer equipment also appeared in the parade.

Although the forecast called for rain Saturday morning, the city streets were lined with people eager to see this year’s parade.

“We love going to the parade every year and this year was no different,” said parade spectator and former River Days Contestant Kalyn Mitchell. “The weather did not keep us from enjoying the lovely floats. We really liked the fairytale theme this year!”

Miss Shawnee Nia Gribbons
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/web1_DSC_0940.jpgMiss Shawnee Nia Gribbons

Junior Miss River Days-Chloe Mayvin
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/web1_Parade-9.jpgJunior Miss River Days-Chloe Mayvin

Aubrey Boland Miss Notre Dame
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/web1_Parade-8.jpgAubrey Boland Miss Notre Dame

Miss Portsmouth Katie Fannin
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/web1_Parade-6.jpgMiss Portsmouth Katie Fannin Ivy Potter

Compass Community Health Care Center Float
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/web1_Parade-3.jpgCompass Community Health Care Center Float Ivy Potter

Minford High School’s Marching Falcons
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/web1_Parade-1.jpgMinford High School’s Marching Falcons Ivy Potter

Miss Ohio Whitney Jenkins
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/web1_DSC_0941-2-.jpgMiss Ohio Whitney Jenkins Ivy Potter

By Ivy Potter

ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353- 3101 Extension 1932

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353- 3101 Extension 1932