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Friday, September 08 2017

Another Franklin County Fair Parade is in the Books

Whew!  That was a lot of work yesterday, and we had to deal with wind and rain to boot!  On the upside, our staff and volunteers had a lot of fun bringing you the live broadcast of this year's event.  We especially want to thank our wonderful hosts Russ Brown, of The Dukes of Sports, and Tom Dillon of Dillon Chevrolet; camera operators Greg Greuling, Dave Sherman, and Sam Pyfrom; and switcher operator Tom LaChance.  Extra special shout-outs go to photographer Heather Abbott and Simeon Paresky, who showed up to help at the last minute, as well as the Greenfield Department of Public Works (DPW) for placing traffic cones on the street side of our setup to ensure our safety.

You can check out more pictures here.  You'll notice how beautiful it was before the parade started and then watch as the sky gets darker, and the ground wetter, as the celebration proceeds.  Our man-in-the-street camera, run by the indomitable Sam, had to be covered with a rain poncho and Simeon reacted very quickly as he held an umbrella over our still photographer's head to keep her camera dry.  The best moment of the afternoon occured when a parade participant covered Sam and his camera with silly string.  Thankfully both our photographers were standing right there and one managed to capture the moment.

The parade video will be online later today and it will air on Cable Channel 15 today at 4PM, tomorrow at 1:30PM, Sunday at 9PM, and Tuesday at 6:30PM.  Enjoy!