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 8, 2013.
Over 1500 photos were taken. If you would like the
photos of your entry, please email
email@example.com. There is no charge.
All Photos by Bill Nale
LARPD Board of Directors
Next we have the Directors of the Livermore Area Recreation and
Riding together are Board of Directors President Maryalice Faltings, Vice
President David Hutchinson, and Director Beth Wilson. Driving is LARPD General
Manager Tim Barry.
LARPD is your park and recreation agency in the Livermore area. It operates the
Robert Livermore Community Center on East Avenue, ESS School Aged Childcare,
Sycamore Grove Park, and all our neighborhood parks, swimming pools, sport
fields, local trails, and the Robertson Park Rodeo Grounds.
LARPD hopes your family will take part in the many fun summer activities that
are planned for you, including the Rodeo today and tomorrow.
We take this opportunity to thank Dublin Chevrolet for providing this beautiful
car for the parade.
Livermore History Mobile LHG
The next entry is the new Livermore History Mobile, sponsored by
the Livermore Heritage Guild and the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore.
The History Mobile is a donated recreation vehicle that was stripped, outfitted
with display cases, and filled with Livermore artifacts. Volunteers did all work
and local artist Vera Lowdermilk did the murals. The driver today is Ed Rominger
with passengers Sandra Grafrath, and Nancy Mulligan. the project leader for the
The plan is to have the History Mobile visit our Livermore Elementary Schools,
as well as appear at wine events, Ravenswood, and the Farmer’s markets, so all
the community can have an opportunity to explore Livermore’s rich history.
The History Mobile and our historical fire trucks will all be available for
touring after the parade in front of the Carnegie Library Building.
1919 Ford Model T Chemical Fire Truck
Next from the Livermore Heritage Guild is a1919 Ford Model T
Chemical Fire Truck. This tiny vehicle is Livermore’s first motorized fire
The Chief of Livermore’s Volunteer Fire Department was a mechanic in a garage on
2nd St. He built this truck on a Ford Model T frame. It was restored to
operating condition by a small team of Heritage Guild volunteers lead by Charles
Tim Sage is today’s driver and his passenger is Christine Thompson.
Liv.Her. 1920 Seagrave Fire Truck with Mayor & City Council
1st Place - Antique Vehicles
Now we have the 1920 Seagrave Fire Engine. Livermore’s first
commercially-built fire engine. The 1920 Seagrave was purchased for the enormous
price of $10,750 shortly after the original St. Michael’s Church burned to the
ground in 1916. Twelve volunteer members of the Livermore Heritage Guild
restored the vehicle to like-new condition. The restoration took 3˝ years. The
gas consumption of this machine is somewhere between 1 and 4 miles per gallon
depending on the engine's speed.
If you'd like to help support the continuing maintenance and operation of this
beautiful Seagrave Fire Engine, donations are being accepted at the Carnegie
Building or the Duarte Garage.
The Engineer’s seat is occupied today by Irv Stowers with Will Bolton in the
Captain’s seat. Will is the curator of the Duarte Garage Museum.
(The Seagrave Fire Engine, is carrying Our Vice Mayor-Stewart Gary and City
Council Members; Laureen Turner, Bob Woerner, and Doug Horner, with his wife
Livermore Heritage Guild's, 1944 Mack Fire Engine
Finishing up the Livermore Heritage Guild's entries is the, 1944
Mack Fire Engine. Livermore’s 3rd commercial fire engine, formerly called Engine
It, too, has been refurbished and is maintained by volunteers at the Duarte
Garage on North L Street. This is where all three of the fire trucks are housed
by the Heritage Guild.
Bill Junk occupies the Engineer’s seat today and his daughter Susan Junk is in
the Captain’s seat.
Jeff Kaskey, President of the Livermore Heritage Guild, is standing in the rear.
Livermore Rotary Club President
The Livermore Rotary Club is proud to present this year’s Rotary
President, Ralph Sherman.
Ralph's father was an active Rotarian and he occasionally took his young son to
the Washington D.C. Rotary meetings. There, Ralph met many leaders of our
country who were Rotarians. With this experience he decided that when he grew up
he wanted to become a Rotarian himself.
Being an active member of Rotary means working to fulfill Rotary's mission to
carry out a variety of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs, not
only locally but also nationally and world-wide. Rotary touches people's lives
in many ways in many places. President Ralph Sherman welcomes everyone to our
Rotary Rodeo parade.
Rotarian Foundation of Livermore Health Van/ValleyCare Health Systems
Following President Ralph, we have the Valley Care Mobile Health
Unit joining the parade! The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore purchased this
39-foot, custom-made mobile health unit and donated it to Valley Care hospital
in 2006. The hospital operates and maintains the unit, using it to provide care
at schools, senior centers, and other places where mobile care might be needed.
The Valley Care Health System has been providing state-of-the-art; top quality
health care to the Tri-Valley since 1961. As a not-for-profit locally owned
organization, Valley Care reinvests any profits it makes into new technology and
better services for all of us. Its exceptional medical staff offers you a wide
array of world-class in-patient and out-patient services. They are dedicated to
helping our community stay healthy.
Community Service Award Recipient - Susan Gallinger
Now please welcome the Livermore Rotary Rodeo Parade's Community
Service Award winner, Susan Gallinger.
You might recognize Susan as our newly-retired Director of Library Services at
the Livermore Public Library for the past 28 years. She's originally from the
East Coast but she has lived and worked all over the United States prior to
moving to Livermore. She is a member of the American Library Association, the
Public Library Association, and the California Library Association. In her job
as Director of Library Services, she has helped countless community groups with
their service projects.
Susan is also a Past President of our Livermore Rotary Club and has served on
the Board of the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore.
Susan enjoys travel, art, fashion design, theater, music, and golf. She
continues to make a difference in our community, even in retirement.
Thank you, Susan, and congratulations on being chosen for our Community Service
Our next entry is a life-size Cooley toy wind-up car!
The toy car is an actual replica of a 1927 Bugatti, built by the owners of
Cooleykatz Toys store, Pat and Nita Cooley.
Cooleykatz Toys has been downtown Livermore's old-school specialty and
educational toy store for almost 7 years now! Whether you're looking for toys,
games, puzzles, books, kites or whatever, they have something fun for kids of
all ages. Come take a nostalgic stroll down memory lane to their store. It's
located right here on Second Street.
COOLEYKATZ TOYS..."fun for growing minds"
Fun for the parents, too!