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2006

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Contents

Grand Marshal & Community Service Award
Parade Sponsors
2006 Parade Results
2006 Calendar of Events
Parade Lineup
Lineup by Category
Parade Entry Categories
Parade Rules

2006 Parade Photos

The 2006 Livermore Rodeo Parade was held on
 June 10, 2006 at 10:00am
on 2nd Street, Downtown Livermore

The Grand Marshal for 2006 was
John Shirley
Read bio

Community Service Award Winner
Cathie Brown
Read bio

The Theme of the parade is the Rodeo, as always.
 

Parade Sponsors





Waste Management
City of Livermore
Livermore Rodeo
Tri-Valley Herald
LARPD

 

M. Weldon Moreland, CPA
Valley Community Bank
Mary Ann Rozsa, Real Estate Broker Associate
Centex Homes
Baughman's Western Outfitters
Alden Lane Nursery
Beckman Investment Securities
Ising's Culligan Bottled Water
Weaver, Carlson, McCartney C.P.A.s
Groth Brothers Chevrolet
Arrow Rentals

 

 

Entry Forms & Contact

Parade entry forms have been mailed (April 14, 2006).
For form is automatically mailed to last year's participants.

The form can also be obtained by Clicking Here (in PDF format)
Click here for the Entry From Cover Letter in PDF format

Contact Info:

Ray Gilmore
Livermore Rotary Rodeo Parade Chairman 2006
PH (925) 373-0489
email livermoreparade@yahoo.com

 

2006 Parade Results

 

General Sweepstakes Award

Tiffany's Dance Academy

Equestrian Sweepstakes Award

Candy Graham, California State Horsemen's Association

Links go to photos

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

Commercial

Curves Colleykatz Toys Reinstein Ranch Livery
6 Drum Corps (Senior) AAHMES Shriners    
8 Drill Team (Open) Tiffany's Dance Academy Asbury Methodist 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 Dancers Tsunami Aquatics  
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) Livermore Rodeo Rockettes DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) 3 Stooges Fan Club
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) Currin Lee Dancers Amador Judo / Jujitsu Studio Del Arroyo 4 H Club
21 Color Guard (Senior) Las Positas College Fire Service Technology    
23 Color Guard (Military) Livermore V.F.W. Post #7265    
26 Antique Vehicles 1960 Peterbilt Truck Livermore Heritage Guild (Fire Truck) 1942 Classic Military Jeep - Ken Nather
27 Classic Cars Altamont Cruisers Car Club Northeran CA F-100 Elites Tri-Valley Quartermidget Racing Association
32 Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Senior) Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Assn    
34 Mounted Group ( Senior) Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse Oakland Black Cowboy Association  
38 Plain Western Livermore Rodeo Queen, Melissa Bach    
43 Charro / Charra Cuervo Black & Somba Negrora    
44 Parade Horse Livermore Rodeo Jr. Queen, Rachael Nelson Rancho Cerro  
49 Future Horse Man/Woman Cody James Arney & Carbonaro    
50 Fancy Dressed Western Candy Graham, California State Horsemen's Association    

 

2006 Rodeo Calendar of Events

 

Date Day Time Admission Event  


Photo taken in 2005.

2006 Rodeo was
June 10 & 11

May ?   9am to 6pm   Ticket Office opens, in Baughmans, 2029 First St.  Ticket Office Phone #: (925) 455-1550
June 3 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 3 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 7 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 (from 2005)
June 8 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 (from 2005)
June 9 Friday 8:00am Free Professional Slack Roping and Barrel Racing. Robertson Park
June 9 Friday 6:00pm to 8:00pm ? Mark Chesnutt Concert.
June 10 Saturday 10:00am Free Rodeo Parade on 2nd Street - 2006 Parade page
Photos of 2005 Parade
June 10 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. More Info (2006)
June 10 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 11 Sunday 12:00p to 1:30p   Lil Pardner's Rodeo. The “Lil’ Pardners Rodeo” is an event held every Sunday of the rodeo, which gives physically and mentally challenged children a day to experience the thrill of being a genuine cowboy or cowgirl.  More Info (2006).
June 11 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

 

 

2006 Parade Lineup

 

Entry
Position
Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
Entry Class People Assemble
 Area
1 Livermore Police Department 29 2 3rd & J
2 1953 Chevy DARE Car 29 2 3rd & J
3 Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse 34 6 3rd & J
4 Livermore Rodeo Queen 38 1 3rd & J
5 Livermore Rodeo Jr. Queen 44   3rd & J
6 Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Assn 32 20 3rd & J
7 Parade Grand Marshal 29 3 3rd & J
8 Livermore Rotary President 29 2 3rd & J
9 Livermore City Council 28   3rd & J
10 LARPD Board of Directors 29 5 3rd & J
11 Community Service Award Winner 29 2 3rd & J
12 Supervisor Scott Haggerty 28 8 3rd & J
13 Livermore V.F.W. Post #7265 23 5 3rd & J
14 Tri-Valley Herald 29 4 3rd & J
15 Livermore High School Band 29 120 K & 4th
16 A-a-U (Adopt-a-Unit Tri-Valley) 29 6 K & 4th
17 DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) 19 12 K & 4th
18 Livermore Rodeo Rockettes 19 8 K & 4th
19 Las Positas Coll Fire Service Technology 21 30 K & 4th
20 Tri-Valley CAREs 29 15 K & 4th
21 Altamont Cruisers Car Club 27   K & 4th
22 Currin Lee Dancers 20 100 3rd & O
23 Tsunami Aquatics 18 40 K & 4th
24 Cuervo Black & Somba Negrora 43 2 K & 4th
25 Cody James Arney & Carbonaro 49 1 K & 4th
26 AAHMES Shriners 6 50 L & 4th
27 Miss Sparkles Delight the Clown 29   L & 4th
28 Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers 18 25 L & 4th
29 Mendenhall Mustang Marching Band 29 81 L & 4th
30 Napa Jr. Pepperettes 14 7 L & 4th
31 Napa Sr. Pepperettes 13 5 L & 4th
32 (empty)      
33 Cub Scout Pack 951 29 40 L & 4th
34 Habitat for Humanity East Bay 52 20 L & 4th
35 California Rodeo, Salinas 29 2 L & 4th
36 Livermore Relay for Life 52 25 L & 4th
37 Del Arroyo 4 H Club 20 30 L & 4th
38 Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Dep. 52 4 M & 4th
39 Cub Scout Pack 914 29 30 M & 4th
40 Cheer Xplosion 29 90 M & 4th
41 Horse California State Horsemen's Association 50 1 M & 4th
42 Oakland Black Cowboy Association 34 16 M & 4th
43 Tri-Valley Quartermidget Racing Association 27 20 M & 4th
44 Cooleykatz Toys 4 2 M & 4th
45 Christensen Middle School, 29 70 M & 4th
46 (empty)      
47 Sommerfest 52 5 N & 4th
48 Asbury Methodist Grill Team 8 30 N & 4th
49 Elks Lodge Livermore/Pleasanton BPO #2117 29 10 N & 4th
50 Fremont Swim School 26 40 N & 4th
51 Amador Judo / Jujitsu Studio 20 50 N & 4th
52 Mosaic Lodge #218 29 25 N & 4th
53 Girl Scout Troops 2949 20 8 N & 4th
54 Curves 4 25 N & 4th
55 (empty)     N & 4th
56 Ballet Folkorico International Mexicano de Isabel 29   N & 4th
57 Lady of Renaissance 45 0 N & 4th
58 Rancho Cerro 44 25 N & 4th
59 Livermore Phantom Lacrosse Club 29 30 N & 4th
60 Livermore Heritage Guild 26 4 N & 4th
61 Granada HS Matador Marching Band 29 100 K & 4th
62 Ramos Family 29 8 K & 4th
63 1948 International Farmall Cub Trac 26 1 K & 4th
64 Good News Bears 29 8 K & 4th
65 Liv Area Youth Advisory Comm. 52 10 K & 4th
66 Cresta Blanca Girl Scouts 29 200 L & 4th
67 1960 Peterbilt Truck 26 20 M & 4th
68 LLNL Fire Dept 29 1 M & 4th
69 Tiffany's Dance Academy 8 100 M & 4th
70 (empty)      
71 Superior Mechanical Services 29 4 M & 4th
72 Reinstein Ranch Livery 4 12 M & 4th
73 Ultimate Water Sports of Livermore 29 6 M & 4th
74 Valley Roller Hockey 52 20 M & 4th
75 East Ave School Dolphin Band 29 110 M & 4th
76 California Gymnastics Academy 29 40 M & 4th
77 Livermore Mom's Club 29 20 M & 4th
78 Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 28 6 N & 4th
79 (empty)      
80 1942 Classic Military Jeep 26 4 N & 4th
81 Sherman Landscape & Masonry Supply 52 7 N & 4th
82 3 Stooges Fan Club 19 15 N & 4th
83 (empty)      
84 Northern CA F-100 Elites 27 30 N & 4th
85 Junction Ave Middle School Band 29 50 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

 

Entry Class Category Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
4 Commercial 44 2 Cooleykatz Toys
4 Commercial 54 1 Curves
4 Commercial 72 3 Reinstein Ranch Livery
6 Drum Corps (Senior) 26 1 AAHMES Shriners
8 Drill Team (Open) 48 2 Asbury Methodist Grill Team
8 Drill Team (Open) 69 1 Tiffany's Dance Academy
13 Majorette Corp. (Senior) 31 1 Napa Sr. Pepperettes
14 Majorette Corp. (Junior) 30 1 Napa Jr. Pepperettes
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 23 2 Tsunami Aquatics
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 28 1 Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 17 2 DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 18 1 Livermore Rodeo Rockettes
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 82 3 3 Stooges Fan Club
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 22 1 Currin Lee Dancers
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 37 3 Del Arroyo 4 H Club
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 51 2 Amador Judo / Jujitsu Studio
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 53   Girl Scout Troops 2949
21 Color Guard (Senior) 19 1 Las Positas Coll Fire Service Technology
23 Color Guard (Military) 13 1 Livermore V.F.W. Post #7265
26 Antique Vehicles 50   Fremont Swim School
26 Antique Vehicles 60 2 Livermore Heritage Guild
26 Antique Vehicles 63   1948 International Farmall Cub Trac
26 Antique Vehicles 67 1 1960 Peterbilt Truck
26 Antique Vehicles 80 3 1942 Classic Military Jeep
27 Classic Cars 21 1 Altamont Cruisers Car Club
27 Classic Cars 43 3 Tri-Valley Quartermidget Racing Association
27 Classic Cars 84 2 Northern CA F-100 Elites
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 9   Livermore City Council
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 12   Supervisor Scott Haggerty
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 78   Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
32 Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Senior) 6 1 Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Assn
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 3 1 Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 42 2 Oakland Black Cowboy Association
38 Plain Western 4 1 Livermore Rodeo Queen
43 Charro/Charra (Open) 24 1 Cuervo Black & Somba Negrora
44 Parade Horse (Open) 5 1 Livermore Rodeo Jr. Queen
44 Parade Horse (Open) 58 2 Rancho Cerro
45 Fancy Parade Horse (Open) 57   Lady of Renaissance
49 Future Horse Man/Woman 25 1 Cody James Arney & Carbonaro
50 Fancy Dressed Western Horse & Rider 41 1 Horse California State Horsemen's Association

 

 

Parade Entry Categories

List from 2005.  Not all categories have entries.

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  
50

Fancy Dressed Western Horse & Rider

       
52

Future Horse Man/Woman

NC NC NC  

NC = Non-Competitive (not judged)

 

Livermore Rodeo Parade Rules for 2006

These rules are updated for 2006.
Click here for a 1 page PDF file of the rules (for printing)

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 $125. All others $40. 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.

a. If you are ASSOCIATED WITH ANOTHER ENTRY where you need adjacent entry numbers and we did not provide you with consecutive Entry Numbers, YOU MUST NOTIFY the Parade Chairman IMMEDIATELY. NO Entry Numbers will be Changed less than 5 days prior to the Day of the Parade.

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. Allowable time for performing before the ANNOUNCING STANDS:
a. A ROUTINE of NO MORE THAN 60 SECONDS by any Entrant
b. A PENALTY of 5 POINTS WILL BE ASSESSED FOR EACH VIOLATION for EXCESSIVE TIME. In addition, other sanctions may be imposed (See map for announcing stand locations).
c. All other units must maintain FORWARD MOTION at each of the four announcing stands.
d. Any non-competing entries with repeated rule violations may be excluded from participation in future Parades
13. Allowable time for performing before the judges stand:
a. aA routine of no more than 60 seconds
b. Equestrian units- one complete circle
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 Bio
(John Shirley)

Former mayor John Shirley has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the 2006 Rodeo Parade.

Shirley will lead the parade astride a horse, while Brown will be close behind in a convertible.

The Livermore Rotary’s Rodeo Parade Committee selected both past city leaders for their many years of time and energy devoted to the betterment of Livermore and its citizenry.

Shirley is a retired veterinarian, practicing in Livermore from 1954 to 1987. He is a decorated veteran of World War II, earning the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, among other honors for his valor in battle, which included Italy, France and Germany. He was captured by the Germans, but managed to escape quickly, a story which is detailed in his book. “I Remember” about his experiences as a combat infantryman. In 1994 he received the French Legion of Honor from French President Chirac. He was also honored in 2005 by having a place dedicated in his name for his part in liberating Benwihr in France in December 1944.

Besides serving on the Livermore City Council from 1958 to 1966, two years of those as mayor, he has a long record of volunteer service. It was 50 years ago in 1956 that Shirley became a member of the Livermore Rotary Club, joined the Livermore Chamber of Commerce, was appointed to the Livermore City Planning Commission and rode a horse in the Rodeo Parade as a member of the Livermore Rodeo Board of Directors. He plans to ride a horse in the 2006 parade to commemorate his ride half a century earlier.

 

Community Service Award Bio
Cathie Brown

Community Service Award winner for 2006 Cathie Brown served on the city council from 1982 to 1989, then as mayor from 1989 to 2001. She is founder of the Tri-Valley Haven for Women, served as executive director for Alameda County Project Intercept (a pre-trial diversionary program for first time offenders), and is an adjunct lecturer at Las Positas College and Golden Gate University.

Ms. Brown established the Sister City program between Livermore and Snezhinsk, Russia and served as its committee chair for four years. She was named Woman of the Year by the California State Legislature in 1990, named to the Calvacade of Women by the California Commission on the Status of Women in 1992, received the Phenomenal Woman Award from Tri-Valley NOW in 1998, and was a co-founder of the Tri-Valley Community Fund.

Parade chairman Ray Gilmore will be presenting both honorees with plaques from Rotary as well as having them featured in the parade.

 

 

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