Galva Freedom Fest celebrates Fourth

Carol Townsend
Only two teams competed in the bed races Sunday on Front Street. The winners were from left in front, Arabella Porsche, Niya Roman, (in bed holding the trophy) and Aiden Hawkins.
In back from left, Randel Engels and Lucas Piester.
Pictured is Galva resident Virginia Collinson with her scooter in the Galva July 4th parade.  Her sign said, “Adding sparkle to the golden years”
Pictured is Jane Doss the Grand Marshall of the Galva Freedom Fest Parade. Doss was honored for her sizeable donation to make the Galva Wiley Park band shelter a reality, renovations to a Galva building and  bringing jobs to town.
The Galva Arts Council sold squares for $5 for children to paint a scene. The squares are on the basketball court in Wiley Park. Anyone can stop and view the squares painted by the young artists.
Glory Days  Garage Band played from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the new shelter in Galva’s Wiley Park. Several other acts were recited and sang til 8:45 p.m. for the John Sloan Memorial Coffeehouse. John a 1968 graduate of Galva high School was very involved with the Galva Arts Council and their coffeehouses. He lost his life to cancer in December of 2014.