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Fourth of July was observed with various events Thursday in Rushsylvania and Belle Center, including ABOVE: Aden Gaukin, 6, of Rushsylvania, performs with a hula hoop to the song Gangnam Style during Rushsylvania’s Got Talent event and she took second in the contest while Diann Jordan of rural Kenton claimed the first place trophy. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Elvis Presley tribute artist Jay Freeman entertains the audience prior to the fireworks display at Belle Center. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)


"Bad Attitude” Brian Beech silences the crowd prior to delivering a blow to villain “Outlaw” Jock Sampson during the wrestling event put on by the local outfit Wrestling And Respect at Belle Center.


Vivian Stover, 13, of Bellefontaine, takes a pony ride led by Josh Wiley of Marmon Valley Farms in Rushsylvania.


Man’s best friend rides in style in a basket on the front of a flagbedecked bicycle that was part of the annual parade in Belle Center.


The B-Sealed coach-pitch ball team threw candy and water balloons in Thursday’s annual parade in Belle Center, sponsored by the Richland Township Fire Department. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MIRIAM BAIER)

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