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
Miami Valley Communications Council is a municipal communications and technology organization representing the eight member cities of Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton. The council also has affiliate agreements with other Miami Valley cities. MVCC was formed in 1975 as a council of governments to monitor, regulate, and administer common cable television franchise agreements, manage the operation of the council's cable access television channels, and develop and implement intergovernmental projects designed to strengthen communications between member cities and their citizens. A policy-making body consisting of delegates representing member cities governs the council.
MVCC is funded through franchise fees paid by the cable service provider. Franchise fees are rent that the cable company pays for placing its wires over or under the public rights-of-way (streets.) MVCC uses these franchise fees to support its community access television activities, cooperative intergovernmental projects, and to explore new and changing technologies that will benefit member communities. The council, in turn, provides many services to our communities at little or no cost.