Northside Fourth of July Parade

Mill Creek Yacht Club Crewmates Marched in the Northside Fourth of July Parade

Donning sailor hats and armed with paddles, crewmates of the Mill Creek Yacht Club (MCYC) marched in the Northside Fourth of July Parade on Saturday.

The MCYC is a group of people who have braved the waters of the Mill Creek on one or more canoe trip expeditions. They are committed to protecting, enhancing and enjoying the Mill Creek—and have a lot of fun doing it. To date, there have been 124 canoe floats and 742 crewmates since the first voyage in 1994.

Fourteen crewmates participated in the parade, led by Commodore Bruce Koehler. Paddles were held high with pride and even used to high five onlookers. The group shouted cadences and danced along down the parade route.

The parade float, which followed behind the marchers, was decked out with as many canoes as the car could handle. In fact, it appeared as if the MCYC was on its way to paddle the Mill Creek!

Before the parade began, Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune met up with the crewmates in the starting line to say hello and cheer on the MCYC. His relationship with the MCYC began in the nineties as the first elected official to go on a canoe trip. In light of the Council’s 20th anniversary, Portune mentioned he is due to go out canoeing with the Yacht Club again soon!

The MCYC was happy to share the fun and humor of paddling Mill Creek with the parade goers and enjoyed participating in the Northside Fourth of July Parade.

View photos of the event here