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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 9, 2012.
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#1 - Livermore Police Department
 

 
It has become a tradition to have the Livermore Police Department start our parade each year. The Department is proud to display their 1954 Chevrolet Panel Wagon used for Traffic Education in the community. The vehicle was built by the Altamont Cruisers Car Club of Livermore and donated to the police department. They remind you to buckle-up when driving, to stay safe for the Rodeo weekend.
 

#2 - VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard
 

 
Please show respect for our flag by standing and removing your hats in recognition of our National Colors, carried by The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Livermore Valley Post 7265 Color Guard.
 

#3 - Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
 

 
Now please welcome our Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. Established in 1941, they are an all-volunteer organization led by Captain Linda Post. Under the direction of Sheriff Ahern, this group participates in many CSHA parades and provides horse patrols at the Oakland Raiders games and the Alameda County Fair. Their animals are specially trained for these functions. If you're interested in learning more about this group, please feel free to talk with any of their members after the parade or at the Livermore Rodeo.
 

#4 - Livermore Stockman's Rodeo Assn./ Livermore Rodeo Foundation Presidents
 

 
Please give a big welcome to our 2012 Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association President Stan Kueffer. He is accompanied by the 2012 Livermore Rodeo Foundation President Kathleen Minser. Both are long time Livermore residents. Stan has been involved in the rodeo for 20 years, and has served on several committees. He has been instrumental for many years with Major Sponsorships, and the VIP Committee. Kathleen has been involved in the rodeo for 11 years, working on the facilities and guest services committee, and became President of the Livermore Rodeo Foundation in 2008. Both Stan and Kathleen are honored to lead two amazing organizations, and are proud of the unique partnership that has been created. They would like to thank the Directors, Associate Directors, active Past Directors and all their volunteers for their hard work to keep the spirit and tradition of the Livermore Rodeo alive. They are looking forward to seeing all of the Rodeo Fans this weekend at Livermore’s 94th World’s Fastest Rodeo!
 

#5 - Livermore Rodeo Stage Coaches With Grand Marshall Ron Scott
 

 
Driving the first of two stage coaches is Mel Silva. He has been driving teams of horses for over 40 years, Sitting next to Mel, please welcome our 2012 Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal, Ron Scott. Ron is the retired Chief of the Livermore Police Department and has been a member of our Rotary Club for over twenty years. Ron has served as a member of the Board of Directors and has been recognized for his Rotary work on several occasions as the Rotarian of the quarter. Last year, Ron was our 2010/2011 Rotarian of the Year. Former Chief Scott continues to serve our community through Rotary projects, most notably this Rodeo Parade. He has worked on every parade since joining the Club and for the last five years, has been the Rodeo Parade Chairman. Ron is accompanied today by his wife Susan and grandchildren, Maggie and Samuel Wade. Congratulation Ron! "
 

 

#6 - Second Stage Coach with LARPD Directors
 

 
Next, making its annual appearance in the Rodeo Parade is the second of 4 stage coaches owned by the Livermore Rodeo. This stage coach is being driven by Dave West. The City of Livermore originally owned 8 coaches, more than any other city in California. These two are over 100 years old. They are now owned and maintained by the Livermore Stockman's Association. You will see these coaches in the Grand Entry of the Livermore Rodeo both today and tomorrow. The Grand Entry starts at 3pm both days. Riding in the stage coach and following in the convertible is the Livermore Area Park and Recreation District Board of Directors. LARPD operates the Robert Livermore Community Center; ESS School Aged Childcare, Sycamore Grove Park, all of the neighborhood parks, swimming pools and sports fields, local trails and the Robertson Park rodeo grounds. LARPD invites you and your family to take part in the fun summer activities that it has planned for you. Riding in the stage coach is Board President Beth Wilson and Director David Hutchinson. Dave's two children ages 5 & 9 are in there too.
 

#7 - LARPD Board Members in Convertible
 

 
Riding in the convertible is Board Vice President. Maryalice Faltings. Thank you LARPD for making our city's parks the best in the Bay Area.

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