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Livermore Rodeo Parade 2011
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The rodeo parade is on Saturday morning of "Rodeo Weekend", which is the second weekend of June.  It is held on 2nd Street.  These pictures are from June 11, 2011.
Over 1500 photos were taken.  If you would like the photos of your entry, please email webservant@elivermore.com.  There is no charge.
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Entries 239 to 245
Descriptions are from the Rodeo Parade Script that was used by the announcers.


#239 - eLivermore.com
 

 
Our next entry is from eLivermore.com which provides information about Livermore and the Tri-Valley including a community calendar, things to do, thousands of local photos and links to local organizations and businesses. This web-site also includes a Livermore History section with hundreds of historical photos. If you want information about Livermore, visit eLivermore.com. Photos of todays Rodeo Parade will be posted later today and will include at least one photo of each entry.
 

 

#241 - East Ave. Middle School Dolphin Band

Please welcome the East Avenue Middle School Dolphin Band. The East Avenue Music Department has completed another year of wonderful music making.They want to thank the parents of their musicians for their tireless support in helping them thrive in the midst of crippling budget cuts. They are playing "Silver Eagle" by Andrew Balent.
 


 

 

#242 - Las Positas College Fire Service Technology
1st Place - Color Guard (Senior)

 
And now we have the award winning Las Positas College Fire Service Technology Color Guard. The Fire Service program is a complete vocational training program that "Trains Tomorrows Heros Today". This Livermore based program has been training professional career and volunteer firefighters in the tri-valley for the past thirty years. Hundreds of Las Positas Fire Service graduates are serving our nation in communities across America. Behind the color guard are the 45 members of the 17th Las Positas College Wildland Firefighter 1 Basic Academy. This program provides students with direct career opportunities, Federal, State and Local, seasonal and full-time wildland firefighters. They are followed by an 85 foot Ladder Tower Fire Truck and students dressed in full structure firefighting gear. They also brought their 1,000 gallon per-minute pumper truck, and light Rescue-Ambulance. The LPC Emergency Medical Technician training program is ranked as one of the strongest programs in California. The students are grateful for the opportunity to be in today's parade.
 

 

 

 

#243 - Madhatters 4x4 Club of Northern California

Our next group is the Madhatters 4x4 Club of Northerrn California. Established in 1978, this is a family oriented four wheel drive club. The club meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Round Table Pizza on Stanley Blvd., Livermore. They schedule one run per month and strongly support the "tread lightly" concept of off roading. They support legislation to preserve off road access to state and federal lands. They welcome all 4x4 enthusiasts from the hard core rock crawlers to the "too cute to crunch" vehicles. They invite you to come and join them in the fun and challenge of "four wheeling".
 


 

#244 - Tri-Valley Cares
1st Place -
Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over)

 
Tri-Valley cares entry today is titles "Nuclear Weapons…Or Families? What do we cherish, what should we fund?" This entry advocates less funding for nuclear weapons and more funding for civilian science programs and the cleanup of radioactive and toxic polution at Livermore Lab. Tri-Valley Cares was established 28 years ago, has more than 5,000 members and has been in our parade each year since 1983. Group membership is open to all and they sponsor many activities throughout the year. You can find them on the web at www.trivalleycares.org.
 

#245 - Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers
1st Place -
Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed)
 

 
A big hand for the next group, The Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers. Today, they present a slice of history with a look at music from the 50's. This club has been offering dance instruction to youth from throughout the Bay Area for over twenty years and meets weekly, here in Livermore. Dancers range in age from 7 to 18 and many are Alameda County 4-H members. Their caller is Ed Kuidis.
 

 

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