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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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#15 - Livermore Rodeo Queen for 2012 - Bridgette Trahan
 
Now everyone give a big welcome to Bridgette Trahan, the 2012 Livermore Rodeo Queen. Bridgette is 20 years old and lives in Lodi. She is a cowgirl attending San Joaquin Delta College. Bridgette would love to see everyone here at the 94th Annual Livermore Rodeo and find out why we earned the name of the "World’s Fastest Rodeo"! Again, the Grand Entry for the Rodeo starts at 3:00pm Today and Sunday and she'll be there!
 

#16 - Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen for 2012 - Jesse Jaurequito
 
Livermore's Junior Rodeo Queen for 2012 is Jessie Jaragito. Jessie would like to invite you to the Livermore Junior Rodeo on Saturday, June 16th. This is one of the most fun events in Livermore, so bring your kids and have some family fun.
 

#17 - 1923 Doane Truck
 
Now we have Don Podesta, a long-time member of the Livermore Stockman's Rodeo Association and a past president. Today he brought his 1923 DOANE, chain driven truck. The truck was built in San Francisco and used there to haul freight from the docks until 1962. This is one of only 12 known to still exist. Don fully restored the truck and it will be on display at the Rodeo Grounds this weekend. Don hopes to see you all at the Rodeo today at 3:00 pm. Thanks Don!
 

#18 - Junction Avenue K-8th School Colorguard and Alumni
 

 
Here are the Junction Ave School, K-8 School Color Guard and Alumni. The Color Guard Director is Ginny George, with instructors Nina Victoria and Megan Mejia. The Junction Avenue Color Guard received three awards in Winter Guard Competition, two 2nd Place and a 3rd Place. They are marching today with Color Guard Alumni from Junction Ave., Mendenhall, Livermore High School and Granada High School. Their performance today is dedicated to alumna Roanne Cariel, who lost her brave, 5 year battle to cancer.
 
 

#19 - Livermore High School Cowboy Marching Band
 
Please welcome the Livermore High School Cowboy Band, led by Drum Major Lynn Tran, who happens to be an Interact Rotarian! This season the Livermore High School Cowboy Band has won awards at competitions in Merced, Pleasanton, Cupertino and Lodi. At the 2012 CMEA Festival in Palo Alto the band was given a Unanimous Superior rating. Today, the Cowboy Band is performing "The National High School Band March" by Carl Mader.
 

#20 - Livermore Rotary Club President - Chuck Hartwig
 
This 1964 Ford Galaxy 500, owned and restored by Rotarian Ed Coates, with a custom paint job in the original "Pagoda green," by Rotarian JR Romero of Tri Valley Auto Body, is carrying this year’s Livermore Rotary President, Chuck Hartwig. Chuck has been in Rotary since 1993. He is joined today by his wife Khabira. The Hartwigs came to Livermore in 1971. Chuck worked at Sandia for 34 years. The Hartwigs have two fantastic children, Gunthar and Johanna, a beautiful daughter in law, Chelsea, and two tremendous grandchildren, Montserrat and Beorn. Chuck and Khabira hope you all enjoy today's Rodeo Parade.
 

#21 - Marty Plone, Liver. Rotary Foundation's 1st President
 
Today, we’re honored to have the Founding President of the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore riding in our parade, in celebration of the Foundation's 25th anniversary. It’s Dr. Marty Plone, a retired veterinarian! Marty is proudly driving his beautiful Torch Red 2010 Corvette. Celebrating with Marty is Jim Caldwell, who is the current Livermore Rotary Foundation President. The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore was established in 1987 by the two Rotary clubs in town. It's a non-profit, charitable organization focused on youth, service, and creating opportunities for Livermore organizations that enrich lives and build the community. During its 25 year history the Foundation has given over $800,000 to various deserving efforts in Livermore. Through their annual grant process the Foundation awards more than $50,000 annually to community groups. Happy Anniversary!
 

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