WFTM has been chosen because the grand marshal for the Maysville Fourth of July parade.
In response to Maysville Predominant Road Director Caroline Reece, WFTM was chosen due to its custom of protecting the lives of individuals within the Ohio Valley space.
Since James M. Finch and Charles Clarke introduced
“WFTM on the air on January 1, 1948, the radio station has chronicled the historical past of this space, each the great instances and the unhealthy. Later, taking up the mantle from his father, James A. Finch has continued in that custom, introducing Maysville to those that have helped formed our area, in addition to providing a springboard to well-known broadcasters like Nick Clooney and Walt Maher,” she mentioned. “As quickly as we came upon this was the seventy fifth anniversary of WFTM, the board knew we needed to honor them on this method. The radio station has saved us knowledgeable, sponsored numerous occasions and causes and are at all times one of the best cheerleaders on the town for our complete space. They’re the dream neighborhood companions.”
WFTM Station Supervisor Robert Roe mentioned he was excited to have the station chosen.
“It’s humbling to be chosen as this yr’s Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshals,” he mentioned. “We take our responsibility to our neighborhood very critically and plan to proceed for years to return. Because of streaming, we actually have a worldwide viewers, boasting listeners in lots of nations. It’s an thrilling time to be in broadcasting.”
Over time, there have been many presenters for WFTM, together with names like Dot Wooden, J. Scott True, Invoice Stewart, Don Stahl, Danny Weddle, Doug McGill. This checklist goes on with Travis Scaggs and Drew Spangler settling of their house neighborhood and serving as the brand new era of native broadcasters.
In response to Reece, this isn’t the primary time a gaggle, somewhat than a person, has been chosen as grand marshal.
In 2021, first responders and healthcare staff had been chosen for his or her work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The parade lineup will begin underneath the practice trestle on East Second Road at 6:30 p.m. and the parade will start at 7 p.m.
Anybody is welcome to take part within the parade.
“Of us can rise up on Tuesday morning and resolve they need to deck out their bike, boat, automobile or truck and head on downtown and take part that night,”
She added that floats are particularly welcome from any church, college, neighborhood, enterprise, or neighborhood group that desires to get in on the enjoyable.
The remainder of the day will likely be full of actions for households.
At 6:30 a.m., there will likely be a 5K/2 mile stroll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, starting on the Limestone Touchdown.
Within the afternoon, there will likely be a pet pageant at 4 p.m., sponsored by the Maysville Inexperienced Canine. Additionally starting at 4 p.m. will likely be inflatables on the Rotary Park. The Veterans of International Wars Put up 2734 will present sizzling canines, chips and drinks.
“The parents on the VFW are at all times there if you want them,” Reece mentioned. “They sponsor the Trunk or Deal with throughout our Downtown Halloween and requested to be concerned in much more occasions. We’re very blissful to have them concerned on the Fourth.”
At 6 p.m., there will likely be a bicycle-decorating contest on the Rotary Park. Every participant will obtain a t-shirt donated by Wald Manufacturing. The winners will obtain a brand new bike from McRobert’s Furnishings.
On the Limestone Park, there will likely be music, meals and distributors starting at 4 p.m. Disclaimer will carry out at 5 p.m and proceed till the parade begins at 7 p.m. After the parade, the Chuck Taylors will play till the fireworks start at darkish.
Reece she and the Predominant Road Board are very appreciative of Bruce Carlson, Dee Werline, and their crews for at all times making the attractive park accessible for the Independence Day festivities.