My Edmonds News TV, a new video-focused website for those who live, work and/or visit Edmonds, will provide a live broadcast of the An Edmonds Fourth of July parade, ensuring that anyone, anywhere with an Internet connection can access the parade in real time via a computer, tablet or smartphone.
The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the parade live streaming, which can be viewed via the LIVE link at the top of the MyEdmondsNewsTV.com home page. The show will also be archived for later viewing. With an over 100-year tradition, the chamber-sponsored An Edmonds Kind of Fourth activities serve as a kickoff for a summer full of family- and community-centered activities in Edmonds.
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth activities include a 5K fun run/walk, Children’s Parade, Main Parade, and — in the evening — entertainment and vendors and fireworks that draw more than 25,000 spectators. My Edmonds News TV will livestream both the July 4th Children’s Parade and Main Parade.
“We are excited to participate in what has been a longstanding and beloved tradition in Edmonds — an old-fashioned small-town parade — with a new-technology twist,” said My Edmonds NewsTV founder Teresa Wippel, who launched the video-only website in June to compliment Edmonds’ fast-growing online news source, My Edmonds News, which she founded in 2009.
The live Internet broadcast will feature ongoing commentary about the parade and its entries, Edmonds history and other fun trivia, which will be provided by Wippel and her co-host Larry Vogel. Vogel has a rich knowledge of Edmonds Fourth of July and parade history, having served both as chair of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission and on the Edmonds Museum Board of Directors.
While My Edmonds News has always offered some video coverage of local events, and has provided video interviews of candidates during the past few Edmonds elections, My Edmonds News TV marks an expansion of efforts in this area, Wippel said. “This is just the beginning of our efforts to capture events around town through a medium that an increasing number of people are using every day — video,” she said.