Downtown celebration for RVTV set

Webster City residents are invited to show their Hawkeye or Cyclone spirit on Wednesday as the community welcomes Keith Murphy and Andy Fales from WHO-TV. They have asked the community to be a part of RVTV, a five-day event that sends the sportscasters to Iowa five towns the week of the Iowa/Iowa State football game. Deb Brown, Chamber director, said Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is working to provide a family friendly event and to showcase the community at its best.

Murphy and Fales are scheduled to arrive between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and are set to be escorted by the police and fire department to the downtown area, Brown said. The two will then conduct a radio show from 2 to 4 p.m. from the Chamber office.

Beginning at 4 p.m., tailgating will begin downtown, but Brown said people can start setting up after 2 p.m. Also at 4 p.m., Portapottie voting begins, she said, and urged local residents to come out and vote for their favorite team. Music in the park will begin at 4 p.m., provided by a DJ. A bounce house will open at the corner of Second and Des Moines Streets at 4 p.m. Iowa and Iowa State cupcakes will be sold beginning at 4 p.m. until they are gone.

The Kid Zone End Zone will be set up from 4 to 7 p.m. and Herky and Cy will be live on the street from 4 to 6 p.m. At 5 p.m., Doodlebug races will be held downtown. Tug of War and Bean Bag contests are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. downtown. Chili chefs will compete with their best chili recipes in a cook-off, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Follow that up with smores cooked over fire pits on the street, Brown said, from 8 to 10 p.m. The Dance Connection will perform at 7 p.m.

Throughout the evening, the RVTV crew will be doing live broadcasts at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Brown said that downtown areas will be closed to traffic – from Willson Avenue on Second Street to Des Moines Street on Second Street and Second Street to First Street on Des Moines Street.

For more information about the events visit or stop in at the Chamber office at 628 2nd St. The fifth wheel RV from RVTV will be parked across the street from North Central Iowa Chiropractic.