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2005

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Contents

Grand Marshal & Community Service Award
2005 Parade Results
2005 Calendar of Events
Parade Lineup
Lineup by Category
Parade Entry Categories
Parade Rules

2005 Parade Photos

The 2005 Livermore Rodeo Parade was held on
 June 11, 2005 at 10:00am
on 2nd Street, Downtown Livermore

The Grand Marshal for 2005 was
Ralph Laughlin
Read bio

Community Service Award Winner
Jacquie Williams-Courtright

The Theme of the parade is the Rodeo, as always.
This year we are planning to honor our active military and recent veterans.
Any local active military or recent (Desert Storm to current) who would like to be in the Parade are invited.
They can contact Ray Gilmore (925) 373-0489, or Marilyn Carter (925) 447-6221.

 

2005 Parade Results

Click on the links for photos

General Sweepstakes Award

Asbury United Methodist Church Float, Band, and Grill Team

Equestrian Sweepstakes Award

Cody James Carbonaro & Jet

 

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
4

Commercial

Alden Lane Nursery Crooked Vine Winery  
8 Drill Team (Open) Cheer Explosion Inc. Asbury UMC "Grill" Team  
13 Majorette Corp. (Senior) Napa Sr. Pepperettes    
14 Majorette Corp. (Junior) Napa Jr. Pepperettes    
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) Cactus Corners Youth Square Dance Leal Ranch - Covered Wagon Asbury UMC Float & Band
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) S. S. Dance Express Shriners-on-Parade C. J. Rodeo Rockettes
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) Currin Lee Dancers Girl Scout Troops 1825 and 2949 Del Arroyo 4-H Club
21 Color Guard (Senior) Las Positas College Fire Service Technology    
23 Color Guard (Military) DAR  (Daughters of the American Revolution)    
26 Antique Vehicles 1937 Ford Van Pelt FIRE Engine 1948 International Farmall Cub Tractor  
27 Classic Cars Altamont Cruisers Tri-Valley Quartermidget Racing Association 1954 Chevy DARE Car
30 Matched Pair Rowdy Cowgirls
Michele Motyl & Sandy
   
32 Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Senior) Livermore Rodeo Stage Coaches    
34 Mounted Group ( Senior) Alameda City Mounted Sheriffs Posse Oakland Black Cowboy Association  
37 Working Western Jr Megan Baughman,
Miss Rowell Ranch Junior Rodeo Queen
Casey Wright,
Jr. Miss Isleton Rodeo Queen
 
38 Plain Western Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2005    
39

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

Kylie Capton and Jessica Fortine
(Unicorn)
   
43 Charro Claudio Arroyo Miguel and Michael Baeza  
44 Parade Horse Livermore Rodeo Queen Livermore Jr. Rodeo Queen  
45 Fancy Parade Horse Kim Silva
2005 Mother Lode Round-up Queen
   
49 Future Horse Man/Woman Cody James Carbonaro & Jet     

 

2005 Rodeo Calendar of Events

 

Date Day Time Admission Event  


Photo taken in 2005.

2005 Rodeo is
June 11 & 12

May 19 Thursday 9am to 6pm   Ticket Office opens, in Baughmans, 2029 First St.
June 4 Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm Free (tickets sold for tasting) Chili Cook-off at Carnegie Park (3rd St, between J & K) Additional Details.
June 4 Saturday 6:00pm to 10:00pm Free Western Heritage Celebration.  On J St between 1st & 2nd.  Sponsored by Livermore Downtown.  Local musicians, children's western activities, and more.   Additional Details  -  See Photos
June 8 Wednesday Dinner:
5:30-8:30pm
Penning: 6:00pm
$20 Cattle Penning and Mixer at Robertson Park.  Have a Tri Tip dinner and watch local celebrities try to pen cattle in the arena.  Must be 21 to attend.  More Info
June 9 Thursday Gates open 5pm,
Events at 6pm
Free Family Nite.  Local team roping, and wild cow milking.  $1 hot dog and sodas.  See Photos More info
June 10 Friday 8:00am Free Professional Slack Roping and Barrel Racing. Robertson Park
June 11 Saturday 10:00am Free Rodeo Parade on 2nd Street - See 2005 Parade page
June 11 Saturday 12:30-1:30   Cowboy Experience.  The Cowboy Experience is held in the Arena. It is the closest you will get to the stock with out saddlin' up to ride in the rodeo.  This event is for everyone and anyone who wants to meet the professional cowboys, the rodeo clown, and see the stock.
June 11 Saturday 2:00pm $10 to $16 Rodeo at Robertson Park.  2 and under are free.  3-12 and 60 & over $1 discount.  Rodeo web site.  -  See Photos
June 12 Sunday 12:00p to 1:30p   Lil Pardner's Rodeo
June 12 Sunday 2:00pm $10 to $16 Rodeo at Robertson Park.  2 and under are free.  3-12 and 60 & over $1 discount. Rodeo web site.  -  See Photos

 

2005 Parade Lineup

Printable Version:  Acrobat Copy (1 page)   -   HTML copy (2 pages)
 

Entry
Position
Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
Entry Class People Assemble
 Area
1 Alameda City Mounted Sheriffs Posse 34 8 3rd & J
2 Livermore Rodeo Queen 44 1 3rd & J
3 Livermore Jr. Rodeo Queen 44 1 3rd & J
4 Grand Marshal 29 1 3rd & J
5 Livermore Rodeo Stage Coaches 32 20 3rd & J
6 Livermore Stockmen's Assoc Riding Team 35 6 3rd & J
7 Livermore Rotary Centennial Float 29 10 3rd & J
8 Livermore City Council 28 5 3rd & J
9 L.A.R.P.D. Board of Directors 28 5 3rd & J
10 Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty 28 4 3rd & J
10.5 Community Service Award 29 1 3rd & J
11 Tri-Valley Herald 29   3rd & J
12 DAR  (Daughters of the American Revolution) 23 12 3rd & J
13 A-a-U (Adopt-a-Unit Tri-Valley) 29 12 3rd & J
US-1 Marines 29   3rd & J
14 Granada High School Marching Band 2 80 3rd & J
15 eLivermore.com 29 3 K & 4th
16 Fire Div. Chief 29 1 K & 4th
17 Miss Sparkles Delight the clown 19 1 K & 4th
18 Ballet Folklorico 29 25 K & 4th
19 Ken Nather (Jeep) 26 3 N & 4th
20 LLNL Cool Scientists Drill Team 8 25 K & 4th
21 Currin Lee Dancers 20 125 3rd & O
22 Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 29 6 K & 4th
23 Elks Lodge Livermore/Pleasanton BPO #2117, Emblem Club #413 29 4 K & 4th
24 1954 Chevy DARE Car 27 2 K & 4th
25 Cresta Blanca Girl Scouts 29 250 K & 4th
26 Christensen Middle School, Cougar Marching Band and Color-guard 3 70 L & 4th
27 Carol Jean & Dick Famariss, Special Guests of Livermore Rotary Rodeo Parade 29 3 L & 4th
US-2 1st-185th Infantry 29   L & 4th
28 1937 Ford Van Pelt FIRE Engine 26   L & 4th
29 Livermore V.F.W. Post #7265 29 2 L & 4th
30 Cub Scout Pack 951 18 35 L & 4th
31 1948 International Farmall Cub Tractor 26 1 L & 4th
32 2005 Mother Lode Round-up Queen 45 1 L & 4th
33 Cody & Jet Carbonaro 49 1 L & 4th
34 Gib Souza Real Estate 29 6 L & 4th
35 Good News Bears 29 10 L & 4th
36 Asbury UMC "Grill" Team 8 14 L & 4th
37 Asbury UMC Float & Band 18 6 L & 4th
38 Livermore Stockmen's Assoc. Float 18   L & 4th
39 Cactus Corners Youth Square Dance 18 25 L & 4th
40 Altamont Cruisers 27 15 L & 4th
US-3 TBD (Military) 29   M & 4th
41 East Avenue Middle School Band 3 130 M & 4th
42 Girl Scout Troops 1825 and 2949 20 8 M & 4th
43 Crooked Vine Winery 4   M & 4th
44 S. S. Dance Express 19 100 M & 4th
45 Miss Rowell Ranch Junior Rodeo Queen
Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen
37
44
2 N & 4th
46 Oakland Black Cowboy Association 34 10 N & 4th
47 Miguel and Michael Baeza 43 2 N & 4th
48 Kylie and Jessica 39 2 N & 4th
49 1960 Peterbilt Truck 26 15 N & 4th
50 Leal Ranch - Covered Wagon 18   N & 4th
51 Tri Valley Cares 29 10 N & 4th
52 Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission 29 10 N & 4th
53 Cheer Explosion Inc. 8 50 N & 4th
54 Tri-Valley Quartermidget Racing Association 27 15 N & 4th
55 Bill Abroumrad for City Council 4   N & 4th
56 Our Savior Lutheran School Marching Band 3 10 N & 4th
57 Livermore Clowns 19 10 N & 4th
58 Rowdy Cowgirls 30 3 N & 4th
59 Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2005 38 1 N & 4th
60 Livermore Valley Opera 19   N & 4th
61 LVCC Remembers 18 25 K & 4th
62 Las Positas College Fire Service Technology 21 30 K & 4th
63 Livermore HS Band 2 150 K & 4th
64 Northern CA F-100 Elites 19 10 K & 4th
65 Napa Jr. Pepperettes 14 6 L & 4th
66 Napa Sr. Pepperettes 13 6 L & 4th
67 Cub Scout Pack 914 29 30 L & 4th
68 C. J. Rodeo Rockettes 19 8 L & 4th
69 CA Rodeo Salinas 29 2 L & 4th
70 Amador Judo:Jujitsu/Amador Dance Xtreme 29 50 L & 4th
71 Alden Lane Nursery 4 12 K & 4th
72 Livermore Phantom Lacrosse Club 29 5 L & 4th
73 Junction Avenue Bulldog Marching Band 3 70 L & 4th
74 Shriners-on-Parade 19 50 M & 4th
75 Claudio Arroyo 43 1 M & 4th
76 Jr. Miss Isleton Rodeo Queen 37 1 M & 4th
77 VA Palo Alto Health Care System - Livermore Division 29   M & 4th
78 Rancho Cerro 44 20 M & 4th
79 Del Arroyo 4-H Club 20 30 M & 4th
80 West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy 29 30 M & 4th
81 Cub Scout Pack 932 29   M & 4th
82 Livermore Heritage Guild 26 2 N & 4th
83 Colony Cheer Gym 8 20 N & 4th
84 Livermore Mom's Club 29 30 N & 4th
85 Livermore' Relay for Life 29 20 N & 4th
86 Realty World Estates 29   N & 4th
87 3 Stooges Fan Club 19 12 N & 4th
88 Bernal Racing 29   N & 4th
89 Mendenhall MS Mustang Marching Band 3 84 N & 4th

Numbers 1 to 60 must be in line by 9:30am
Numbers 61 and up must be in line by 10:30am

 

Entries by Category

 

Class # Category Parade
Position
Place

Entry

2 High School Bands 14   Granada High School Marching Band
2 High School Bands 63   Livermore High School Band
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 26   Christensen Middle School Marching Band and Color-guard
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 41   East Avenue Middle School Band
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 56   Our Savior Lutheran School Marching Band
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 73   Junction Avenue Bulldog Marching Band
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 89   Mendenhall MS Mustang Marching Band
4 Commercial 43 2nd Crooked Vine Winery
4 Commercial 55   Bill Abroumrad for City Council
4 Commercial 71 1st Alden Lane Nursery
8 Drill Team (Open) 20   LLNL Cool Scientists Drill Team
8 Drill Team (Open) 36 2nd Asbury UMC "Grill" Team
8 Drill Team (Open) 53 1st Cheer Explosion Inc.
8 Drill Team (Open) 83   Colony Cheer Gym
13 Majorette Corp. (Senior) 66 1st Napa Sr. Pepperettes
14 Majorette Corp. (Senior) 65 1st Napa Jr. Pepperettes
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 30   Cub Scout Pack 951
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 37 3rd Asbury UMC Float & Band
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 38   Livermore Stockmen's Assoc. Float
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 39 1st Cactus Corners Youth Square Dance
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 50 2nd Leal Ranch - Covered Wagon
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 61   LVCC Remembers
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 17   Miss Sparkles Delight the clown
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 44 1st S. S. Dance Express
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 57   Livermore Clowns
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 60   Livermore Valley Opera
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 64   Northern CA F-100 Elites
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 68 3rd C. J. Rodeo Rockettes
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 74 2nd Shriners-on-Parade
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 87   3 Stooges Fan Club
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 21 1st Currin Lee Dancers
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 42 2nd Girl Scout Troops 1825 and 2949
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 79 3rd Del Arroyo 4-H Club
21 Color Guard (Senior) 62 1st Las Positas College Fire Service Technology
23 Color Guard (Military) 12 1st DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)
26 Antique Vehicles 19   Ken Nather (Jeep)
26 Antique Vehicles 28 1st 1937 Ford Van Pelt FIRE Engine
26 Antique Vehicles 31 2nd 1948 International Farmall Cub Tractor
26 Antique Vehicles 49   1960 Peterbilt Truck
26 Antique Vehicles 82   Livermore Heritage Guild
27 Classic Cars 24 3rd 1954 Chevy DARE Car
27 Classic Cars 40 1st Altamont Cruisers
27 Classic Cars 54 2nd Tri-Valley Quartermidget Racing Association
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 8   Livermore City Council
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 9   L.A.R.P.D. Board of Directors
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 10   Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty
29 Non-Competitive (Open) many   Many
30 Matched Pair 58 1st Rowdy Cowgirls
32 Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Senior) 5 1st Livermore Rodeo Stage Coaches
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 1 1st Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 46 2nd Oakland Black Cowboy Association
35 Mounted Group (Junior) 6   Livermore Stockmen's Assoc. Riding Team
37 Working Western Junior 76 1st Jr. Miss Isleton Rodeo Queen
38 Plain Western 59 1st Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2005
39 Novelty Horse, Costume (Open) 48 1st Kylie and Jessica
43 Charro/Charra (Open) 47 2nd Miguel and Michael Baeza
43 Charro/Charra (Open) 75 1st Claudio Arroyo
44 Parade Horse (Open) 2 1st Livermore Rodeo Queen
44 Parade Horse (Open) 3 2nd Livermore Rodeo Jr. Queen
44 Parade Horse (Open) 45   Miss Rowell Ranch Junior Rodeo Queen
44 Parade Horse (Open) 45   Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen
44 Parade Horse (Open) 78   Rancho Cerro
45 Fancy Parade Horse (Open) 32 1st 2005 Mother Lode Round-up Queen
49 Future Horse Man/Woman 33 1st Cody James Carbonaro & Jet 

 

Parade Entry Categories

(There are not entries in all categories)

Class #

Category

1st 2nd 3rd Awarded in 2004
1

Civilian Bands

NC NC NC  
2

High School Bands

NC NC NC  
3

Elementary, Jr. High Bands

NC NC NC  
4

Commercial

Trophy Trophy Trophy Yes
5

Pipe Band & Drum Corps

$165 $110    
6

Drum Corps (Senior)

$165 $110    
7

Drum Corps (Junior)

$140 $85    
8

Drill Team (Open)

$140 $85    
9

Drill Team (Military)

Trophy Trophy    
10

I D Unit

$100 $75    
11

Tall Flags (Senior)

$140 $85 Trophy  
12

Tall Flags (Junior)

$85 $85    
13

Majorette Corp. (Senior)

$165 $110   Yes
14

Majorette Corp. (Junior)

$140 $85   Yes
15

Solo Majorette (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
16

Solo Majorette (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
17

Professional Float (Towed, Self-P)

$220 $110 $55  
18

Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed)

$165 $85 $55 Yes
19

Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
20

Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
21

Color Guard (Senior)

$85 $55    
22

Color Guard (Junior)

$85 $55    
23

Color Guard (Military)

Trophy Trophy    
24

Drum Major (Senior)

$85 $55    
25

Drum Major (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
26

Antique Vehicles

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
27

Classic Cars

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
28

Political (Incl. Cars)

NC NC NC  
29

Non-Competitive (Open)

NC NC NC  
Horse Entries (CSHA Judged)
30

Matched Pair

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
31

Working Western Senior

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
32

Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
33

Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
34

Mounted Group (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
35

Mounted Group (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
36

Color Guard

Trophy Ribbon    
37

Working Western Junior

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
38

Plain Western

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
39

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
40

Silver Mounted (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
41

Local Western (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
42

Local Western (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
43

Charro/Charra (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon Yes
44

Parade Horse (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
45

Fancy Parade Horse (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
46

Lady's Side Saddle (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
47

Arabian Costumed (Open)

Trophy Ribbon   Yes
48

Indian Costumed (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
49

Future Horse Man/Woman

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  

NC = Non-Competitive (not judged)

 

Livermore Rodeo Parade Rules for 2005

 

1. PARADE CLASSIFICATION must be entered on parade entry form. If you fail to do so, you will be classified as #52, Non-Competitive.
2. ENTRY FEES: Commercial/Political Entries $100. All others $30. Applications will not be processed prior to receipt of the fee.
3. ENTRY NUMBERS and instructions will be mailed one week prior to the parade. The main judging stand is at 2nd and "K" Street on the right side of the parade route. All identification numbers must be placed or worn on the right front of the entry in plain view of the judging team.
4. HORSE ENTRIES entered in judged categories must arrive prior to 8:00am for CSHA pre-judging at Carnegie Park at 3rd and "K" Streets. This rule is made by the CSHA, not the Rodeo Parade, and may affect awards given. Riding on the parade route before lineup is not allowed.
5. FLOAT ENTRIES must have flame retardant materials or chemically treated decorations. NO SMOKING WHILE ON ROUTE! Motorized units must have fire extinguishers. No open flames on or around floats. No loud noisemakers to scare horses.
6. CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES by parade participants is not allowed by City Ordinance. This includes parade lineup area as well as the parade route.
7. PARADE ASSEMBLY TIME: Entries 1 – 60, 9:30 am; 61 and higher, 10:30am. Late arrivals will be placed at the end of the parade.
8. PARKING information will be included with entry packets.
9. ENTRY LINEUP Parade officials will be there to assist you with lining up. Parade starts promptly at 10:00am.
a. THIS MEANS "3rd & J Assembly Area" STARTS AT 9:45 SHARP MOVING DOWN 3rd STREET TO THE BEGINNING OF THE PARADE AT 3rd AND "O" STREET.
b.  Multiple horses, vehicles, or persons with the same entry number must proceed as one group (no spacing).
c. Maintain your spacing between entries and, PLEASE, not more than 50 feet at any time.
10. Participants must MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THEIR VEHICLES AND ANIMALS at all times. No one under the age of six (6) years may be in control of these without an adult, 18 years or older.
11. ENTRIES CAN BE DISQUALIFIED FOR:
a. Failing to maintain a maximum of no more than 50 feet or a minimum of no less than 25 feet from the preceding entry.
b. Not completing the entire parade route.
c. Throwing objects or squirting liquids from your unit
d. Shooting firearms or fireworks near horses.
e. Refusing to obey parade marshals or police.
12. All units must maintain FORWARD MOTION at each of the four announcing stands located along the parade route. (See map for announcing stand locations).
13. Allowable time for performing before the judges stand:
a. Majorettes- one minute from line to line
b. Marching unit- one minute from line to line
c. Equestrian units- one complete circle
d. All other entries- Forward motion at all times
14. Decisions of the judges will be final.
15. PARADE AWARDS will be announced and presented at Carnegie Park (see map) at 1:30 pm. If you are not present to accept the award, ribbon, or cash, the cash award will be mailed to the address on your Entry Form. Trophies, plaques, and ribbons may be picked up at Livermore Trophies and Tees, 1947 2nd Street, Livermore (925.447-0860), within 10 days.

General Sweepstakes – Trophy

Equestrian Sweepstakes – Trophy

The California State Horsemen Association Riles will apply to all mounted entries. California Drum and Drill Rules apply to all marching units. American Legion competitive flag code will apply to all color guards and/or flag lines. Parade sanctioned by Parade Sponsors of Northern California, Inc.

Parade Committee reserves the right to refuse any entrant’s parade participation.

 

Grand Marshal
Ralph Laughlin

 

Ralph Laughlin is a life long native of Livermore, having six generations of his family live in this Valley. Both sides of his family were involved in agriculture: farming, hay baling, raising sheep and cattle. Many members of his family participated in the Livermore Rodeo in the early years. He has many fond memories of helping both his grandmothers with ranch chores and his uncle with the sheep herding, marking lambs and shearing.

He attended Fifth Street Elementary School, Junction Avenue School and then with the influx of people to our Valley in the 5O's, seventh and eighth grades were held at the former Navy Base now the site of LLNL. He graduated from Livermore High with the class of 1957. He participated in football making varsity as a sophomore. He enjoyed Court tennis and table tennis and was accomplished at both.

While in school he worked for the Alameda County Fire Department and the Alameda County Fair. Upon graduation he went to work for General Electric Atomic Research, where he toured Ronald Regan through the Vallecitos Laboratory and prizes his signed photo with the later President of the United States. He served as the ex-officio social chair of Vallecitos, planing many parties, dances, bus trips for fellow workers. In 1964 he left the nuclear Industry to pursue a career in Real Estate.

He started with Eldred Chance Realty and then worked with John Regan Real Estate before moving to Allied Brokers. He opened Ralph Laughlin & Associates in 1990, and remained in business until his untimely retirement in 2003. He was passionate about his work and enjoyed the challenge of putting a piece of property through the County. He was creative in business, developing a Cluster concept, to preserve open space and maximize land density. He knew rural Alameda, San Joaquin, and Santa Clara counties by heart. He could recognize properties by verbal description, owners, former owners, or looking at a topographical map.

An avid outdoorsman, some of his earliest memories are of going to Pine Ridge with his family. He enjoys all kinds of shooting sports, big game, upland birds, and water fowl, as well as clay sports, especially trap shooting. Enjoying membership in Blackbird Lodge, Red Mountain Ranch, and Mayberry Farms, gave him ample opportunity to spend time outdoors.

Ralph has always been involved in civic and community organizations. He was a Charter member of the Livermore Elks, supporter of the Alameda County Farm Bureau, Alameda Contra Costa Cattlemen and the Alameda County Cattlewomen, active member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, he was one of the five that started the Livermore-P1easanton Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation, Lifetime member of the One Hundred Club, NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, and the Livermore Pleasanton Rod and Gun, past president of the Alameda County Property Owners, and the Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association.

He served on the board of Directors of the Livermore Rodeo from 1981 to 1990, and as a past director 2003. He worked in many capacities, including Secretary, and President, and chairman of various committees, program, fence and chute signs, announcing booth workers lunch, LARPD liaison, but is best known as the Father of the Rodeo Mixer. LSRA has long been a member of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce, and Ralph convinced the Board that it would be a great idea to host the Chamber mixer at the Rodeo grounds, serve BBQ beef Sandwiches and invite the business community to see from the inside out, what a rodeo was all about. Dominic Genco suggested they get the local business people to participate in a greenhorn team penning and the rest is history. Ralph was always eager to accept any opportunity to put a microphone in his hand, be it Serving as announcer for the team penning, LSRA queen contest, Mule Deer banquets, or any family event such as wedding, parties or eulogist at funerals.

Ralph's never happier than helping friends and family and is especially devoted to his mother Sara, wife Kathryn, son and daughter in law Steve and Denise and being “Pop” to granddaughters Bailey and Morgan Laughlin.

 

Entry Forms

Parade entry forms can be be obtained:

Online in PDF Format:
Here on this site by
clicking here
or on the Livermore Rotary Site

In paper format at:
The Chamber of Commerce (2157 1st St)
Livermore Downtown Association (2060 2nd St)
Baughman's Western Wear (2029 1st St)

or by contacting the parade coordinator:
Ray Gilmore - (925) 373-0489
email:
livermoreparade@yahoo.com

 

 

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