Celebrate the Americana Festival’s 50th Year with the Parade on MVCC
New parade route and a team of volunteers produces a fantastic, televised event for viewers
On July 4, 2022, the Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival celebrated its 50th year of service with a street fair, 5K run, and a parade cablecast live by the Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC) at 10:00am. Over 120 units were showcased, featuring bands, floats, and much more.
Producing the live television event was made possible with the help of a talented team of MVCC volunteers on camera and audio. These videographers included Gene Dakin, Tom Karslake, Bill Stibich, Alex Struckman, and Bob Wickline. Announcing the parade was Centerville Officer John Davis and Centerville Communications Director Kate Bostdorff. MVCC’s Carl Suchomel piloted the drone for aerial coverage, and Richard Diaz directed the parade.
The parade featured a newly revised route, with a turn onto Main Street allowing for additional camera time for the parade participants. Also, for the first time, audio support by Prevent Production Group allowed the announcers to broadcast to the crowd and interact with the parade floats.
MVCC took part in the parade as well; watch that video here