Residents lining up for Americana Festival parade

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CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Residents in Centerville are marking their spots for the Fourth of July parade.

The Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival happens on July 4, with a 5K run, street fair, and parade.

As is tradition, many spectators are already putting out chairs to mark their spots. It starts at 10 am Thursday on East Franklin Street and goes west to Cline Elementary.

“In this day and age, there’s a whole lot of security things that we have to take into account. It’s much different than it was 27 years ago when I first came and had my first Americana. It’s a great festival, it’s a great time,” said John Davis, Public Information Officer with the Centerville Police department.

The city’s fireworks will be held July 3 at the Centerville High School stadium. Gates open at 6 pm with live entertainment before the fireworks at 10 pm.

Officer Davis also wants to remind the public of the city’s drone laws and regulations. Although drones provide the opportunity for aerial shots of fireworks, they also run the risk of creating extreme dangers and are not allowed on festival grounds.

“Everyone needs to understand that a drone in the wrong place could knock a firework off, one of the motors off into the wrong area, and someone could be harmed,” he said.

For more information about the festival, click here.

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