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Grand Marshal Georgeann Wells

Georgeann Wells is an All-American basketball player, who was active at West Virginia University (WVU) from 1982 to 1986. Among her other accomplishments, Wells is notable as the first American woman to register a dunk in an official NCAA intercollegiate basketball game on December 21, 1984. She did so with a regulation-sized ball (also known as a men’s basketball).

  • The above excerpt was taken from Georgeann’s Wikipedia page.
  • Georgeann is mentioned in the Notable alumni section of Northland High School‘s Wikipedia page.

Thank You Public Servant Participants:

  • The Columbus Fire Department’s Honor Guard was in the parade.
  • The Columbus Police Department’s Mounted Unit was in the parade.
  • The Ohio State Highway Patrol had 3 different vehicles in the parade.

Gold Sponsors

2000 W. Henderson Road, Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43220

First Merchants Bank – Northland
1925 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio 43224

Red Sponsors

White Sponsors

Blue Sponsors

Epworth UMC
5100 Karl Road
Tree of Life Christian Schools
Campus locations:
Clintonville, Dublin, Northridge, Polaris


Grandad’s Pizza, 614-433-9700, 1418 Morse Road
Herrick Dental, 614.891.0440, 5797 Beechcroft Rd. Suite B
Emmanuel Remy for Columbus, Columbus City Council member and Northland native
Maize Road Baptist Church, 614.263.9901, 4251 Maize Road
Chosen Few Vette Club
Karmel Woodward Park Civic Association, KWPCA, email

  • Line Up:
    2023 Line Up

    Our drone captured this image of the line up process

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:
    2023 Ribbon Cutting

    Grand Marshal Georgeann Wells cuts the ribbon held by Mayor Andrew Ginther & NCC President Alicia Ward

  • Grand Marshal Award was presented to BSA Troop 613
    Grand Marshal Award Winner

    The drone caught this photo op of the Grand Marshal with Troop 613


Listed in order received.
Politicians Comments *
Nancy Day-Achauer for Columbus Nancy Day-Achauer (day AWK our) for Columbus City Council. Nancy is a Westside community leader representing District 2 in this year’s November election. No matter where you live in Columbus, you can vote for Nancy and all 9 city council candidates.
Emmanuel Remy for Columbus Columbus City Council member and Northland native Emmanuel Remy
Friends of Shannon G. Hardin Friends of Shannon G. Hardin, Political Candidate
Pierson for Prosecutor Anthony Pierson is a Democrat running for Franklin County Prosecutor 2024.
Franklin County Treasurer Brooks Sullivan Treasurer Cheryl Brooks Sullivan is the chief investment officer of Franklin County, responsible for the management of more than $1 billion in revenue annually. Safety, liquidity, and earning a market rate of return on the county’s money are the primary responsibilities of Treasurer Brooks Sullivan.
Mayor Ginther Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther is running for his 3rd term as mayor. Mayor Ginther will continue to focus on safety, affordability and housing.
Friends of Sarah Ingles Sarah Ingles is running for the Columbus City School Board as a first time candidate but a long time public education advocate. She has been advocating for public education since she was a teenage, and she is excited to ensure that all CCS students and families are served and have what they need to be successful. She is a union attorney, a volunteer and advocate for low-wage and immigrant workers.
Friends of Jennifer Adair Board President Jennifer Adair of Columbus City Schools is proud to serve the Columbus Community. She encourages everyone to register and vote in the August and November elections.
Board Member Beckerle Carol Beckerle- Current School Board Member and former teacher in Columbus City Schools.
Christopher Wyche for Columbus City Council, District 1 Christopher Wyche is a Democrat candidate for Columbus City Council, District 1 “The Crowne District”
Natalia S. Harris for Franklin County Prosecutor Natalia S. Harris is a Democrat candidate running for Franklin County Prosecutor in 2024
Participant Comments *
Mifflin Sharks Youth Association
LIFEWISE Academy Lifewise Academy serves students by offering practical bible-based education for the betterment of students’ academic performance, character development and. mental health. Lifewise Academy hopes to be at Forst Park Elementary this fall and also hopes to expand within the Northland Area schools.
Sharon Woods Civic Association The Sharon Woods community was established in 1967 and is located in the Northland area. Our community is home to approximately 1,850 residences. We have the Franklin County Bicentennial Bell and are passing out flags to the spectators. We love participating in the 4th of July Parade.
Ghana Festival Ohio Ohio Ghana Festival will be held on August 5th @ Fort Hayes High School. Visit the festival for great Ghanian culture, food, music, etc. This maiden festival is supported b the City of Columbus. Do not miss this festival.
North Church of Christ North Church has been serving the Northland Community since 1968. Forest Park Christian Early Center has been serving the community since 1983. They are the oldest active childcare center in the 43229 zip code area and currently have a 3-star rating.
Elevate Northland Elevate Northland strives to lift up our multi-cultural, diverse community of entrepreneurs and continue the story of this once-bustling corridor of Columbus
Crossover Church Crossover Church is a local church with a global vision. Located at 1934 Cleveland Avenue, Crossover Church seeks to bring God’s word into every man’s world….till they all hear!
Clinton Township Division of Fire The Clinton Township Division of Fire is committed to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Clinton Twp. and the Northland Community through fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention and community outreach.
Mifflin HS Cheer Mifflin HS Cheerleaders bring spirit and fun when around. We will be dancing and cheering.
Mifflin HS Drill Team Mifflin HS drill team is going to bring fierce but appropriate dancing while letting the crowd enjoy. We will have goodies to give the crowd as well.
Mifflin HS Football Mifflin HS Football team is going to bring great energy to the crowd and also support other organizations in the parade.
Metro Parks Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, open 365 days a year and provides places and opportunities for the public to experience nature.
Karl Road Library Stop in at the Karl Road branch library where friendly staff and volunteers will help you sign up for Summer Reading Challenge. You can have fun and earn prizes for reading this summer! This year is the library’s 150th birthday. Help celebrate the Sesquicentennial (SESS-QWHE-CENN-TEN-IAL) all year with special activities at the library and all around town.
Linden Eagles Football/Dance Team We are the Linden Eagles Football and Dance Team. We have been around since 1962 and still going strong.
Columbus Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club We started in 2007 and are a 501c3. We provide scholarships for high school seniors and help those in our community who are less fortunate. We ride in honor of the legacy of the first African Americans who were allowed to enlist in the US Army as of July 1869. Those soldiers serviced until 1944, when the Army was desegregated.
Troop 613 Cub Scout Pack 613 meets at Ascension Lutheran Church (1479 Morse Rd) every Monday evening from 630-730. Youth from Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join our fun.
Ghana Council The Ghana council was formed in 2003 to serve as the official mouthpiece and umbrella organization of the Ghanaian Community in Central Ohio, dedicated to the mission of advancing the interests of all Ghanaians in Ohio. The Ghana Council has, since its inception, continually sought to partner and work with all Ghanaians and Ghanaian-related groupings (as well as any like-minded individuals and organizations in the community) through a host of programs and activities in a collaborative effort, with a vision to fostering a sense of oneness among Ghanaians living in the Central Ohio metropolitan area. Ultimately, the Council’s overall goal is to help create an environment where all Ghanaians in Central Ohio thrive and in which every Ghanaian in the community is assured a decent quality of life as we raise high the flag of Ghana and strive to make America great and strong.
Indian Motorcycle Riders Group 2019 We are a local motorcycle group that helps promote the Indian motorcycle brand. We meet once a month and ride to various locations and do several charity rides.
Chosen Few Vette Club The Chosen Few was established in September 2004. The club is a non-profit organization. The purpose of the organization is to encourage participation of club members in events and social activities that are in support of the community and charitable events supporting our local schools and other community activities.
Herrick Dental Herrick Dental, owned by Dr. Chris Herrick. Dr. Herrick has been practicing for over 30 years. He is the 3rd owner of this practice. This dental practice has been in the community in the same location since 1976. The practice is located down the street from Beechcroft HS. Give them a call if you’re in need of dental work.
Northland HS Cheer We are the Northland High School Cheer team. Our colors are green, gold and white. We are excited to cheer, show our spirit and hand out goodies! Standing stronger together.
Minerva Park Village of Minerva Park, the village land, was founded as a trolley park and was an amusement park from 1898-1902. Today Minerva Park is a thriving diverse community of 2009 residents and home to 3 Westerville Schools.
Maize Road Baptist Church MRBC recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. We love our Northland community! We are happy to provide impactful worship, discipleship, a weekly Food pantry, a quarterly free store, griefshare and more. We hope to see you at VBS on July 24th and the community Block Party on July 28!
Christ Embassy Columbus Church
Maize Road Baptist Church MRBC recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. We love our Northland community! We are happy to provide impactful worship, discipleship, a weekly Food pantry, a quarterly free store, griefshare and more. We hope to see you at VBS on July 24th and the community block party on 7/28!
Beechcroft HS Cheer Beechcroft Cheerleaders under the leadership of Coach Simone Armistead. All American Cheer.
Independence HS Liberty Belles The Independence Liberty Belles were started in 1993 by Missy Fair at Independence HS in Columbus. The Liberty Belles are a dance and drill team that incorporates different styles of dance including Jazz and lyrical while also presenting with clean lines and formations that make the team memorable. Ladies and Gentlemen again your Independence Liberty Belles.
Buckeye Childcare and Learning Center Buckeye childcare and learning solutions. Childcare center that provides care to children 6 weeks to 12 years old.
Northland HS Alumni Foundation Northland HS Alumni Foundation promotes the socialization among Viking alumni. They raise funds for Northland students, faculty and sports and academic organizations. Their crown jewel is the awarding of the annual Chuck Deyo and Northland HS Alumni scholarships.
Forest Park Civic The Forest Park Civic Association represents nearly 3000 households in Forest Park East and West. The civic association is completely run by dedicated volunteers.
Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia Latina de Columbus The Seventh Day Adventist Latina Church of Columbus is part of the world-wide organization of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The Latina church congregation is made up of Spanish speaking members of different Latin American countries. We have worship service Saturdays at 9:30am. We also have a Pathfinder club for teens and an Adventurer club for children that meet Saturday afternoons.
KWPCA Karmel Woodwark Park Civic Association is improving the quality of community life through cooperation in a neighborhood of 1100 homes south of Woodward Park and west of Karl. Only a team working together can life their world up! KWPCA is strong together and truly a friend of this parade.
Northland Swim Club We are Northland Swim Club, a family friendly pool open for our 58th year. We are the only full 50 meter Olympic pool in the Northland area and one of only a few remaining outdoor Olympic size pools in the entire city. We have a shallow end for little ones a diving well, open swimming and lap lanes. You can rent the shelter for parties too.
Devonshire Civic Association Devonshire Civic has been working together with the Northland community and the City of Columbus since 1962. This area is bound by Karl Rd on the East, 71 on the West, Schrock on the North and 161 to the south and is home to over 4600 people. Voted the 2022 Northland Community of the Year! This area is also home to Devonshire Elementary School, a church and many commercial businesses.
Clinton Estates Civic Association Clinton Estates is a quiet neighborhood on the North Side of Columbus, Ohio. The Clinton Estates Civic Association is made of committed residents who work to make Clinton Estates a safe, friendly, happy neighborhood.
Cbus Department of Public Utilities- Division of Sewer and Drains City of Columbus Division of Sewers and Drains, Power Cleaning Section cleans and removes blockages and debris from sanitary and storm lines.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Crash reports, vehicle inspections, law enforcement resources and more. Visit to learn more about our specialized operations.
Victorious Life Christian Church Come and join us in the act of magnifying and honoring God for who He is and the act of exalting God’s greatness. Our Worship is characterized by our desire for a more intimate form of praise where as believers we seek to personalize our expression of God’s worth to us and others. All Christians should make a practice of taking time to honor God for his goodness.
Legacies United foundation Here at Legacies United Foundation, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2015, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment and strong inter-generational relationships.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) OUR MISSION: To ensure a balance between the wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.
Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council exists to meet the needs of every girl in a girl-centric and girl-driven environment. It is our mission to show girls that they have the power to have a positive effect on not just their community, but the world.

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