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Livermore Rodeo Parade
2008
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Contents

Grand Marshal & Community Service Award
Entry Forms, Rules, Etc.
2008 Parade Results
Parade Lineup
Lineup by Category
Parade Entry Categories
Parade Sponsors
Parade Rules

Parade Route (PDF)
2008 Parade Photos
Parade Photos on photo site (downloadable)

The 2008 Livermore Rodeo Parade was held on
 June 14, 2008 at 10:00am
on 2nd Street, Downtown Livermore


Grand Marshal & Community Service Award

The Grand Marshal for 2008 was
Retired Judge Al Lewis
Read bio


Community Service Award Recipient
Bob and Cheryl Rumberger
Owners of Knodt's Flowers
Read bio

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


Entry Forms & Contact

Parade entry forms were mailed on April 1 to last year's participants.
They were due May 9.  The forms are available at the following links:

Click here for the Entry form Cover Letter (PDF)
Click here for the entry form (PDF)
Click here for the Parade Route (PDF)

Contact Info:
Ron Scott
Parade Chairman 2008
Address: PO Box 845    Livermore, Ca. 94550
E-mail; Livermoreparade@yahoo.com

 

2008 Parade Results

The results are announced and trophies presented at Carnegie Park at 1:00pm

General Sweepstakes Award

Currin Lee Dancers - #15

Equestrian Sweepstakes Award

The Agaveros Charro Association - #40

Links go to photos

Equestrian Awards, Judged by the California State Horseman’s Association

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
49 Future Horse Man/Woman The Agaveros Charro Association - #41 Savannah Simon - #27 La Espueala Charra Group - #83
41 Local Western (Senior) Oakland Black Cowboy Association - #29    
44 Parade Horse (Open) The Agaveros Charro Association - #40 La Espueala Charra Group- three horses and riders - #84  
45 Fancy Parade Horse (Open) La Espueala Charra Group- three horses and riders (Jorge) - #82    
34 Mounted Group (Senior) Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse - #2 The Agaveros Charro Association - #38  
36 Color Guard San Mateo County Horsemen's Association - #37    
47 Arabian Costumed (Open) Reinstein Ranch - #80    
43 Charro/Charra (Open) The Agaveros Charro Association - #39    
32 Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Senior) Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Coaches - #5    


General Entry Awards, Judged by Pacific Coast Judges Association

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
4 Commercial Cooleykatz Toys - #55 American Swim Academy - #69 Lucky Buck Card Club - #68
13 Majorette Corp. (Senior) Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group) - #47    
14 Majorette Corp. (Junior) Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group) - #48    
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers - #32 Good News Bears - #56  
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) Livermore Rodeo Rockettes - #53 Tri-Valley Cares - #23  
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) Currin Lee Dancers - #15 Amador Judo & Jujitsu Studio - #65 Del Arroyo 4-H Club - #44
22 Color Guard (Junior) San Anselmo Police Explorer Post Junior Color Guard & mascot - #22    
23 Color Guard (Military) VFW Post # 7265 - #42    
26 Antique Vehicles 1923 Doane Truck - #18 Heritage Guild Model T Fire Truck - #78 1925 Studebaker Phaeton - #50
27 Classic Cars Northern CA F-100 Elites - #67    

 

2008 Parade Lineup

Click Here for a one page printable version in Acrobat format.

Links go to the photo(s) of each entry.
(added after parade)

Entry
Position
Name of Entry Entry Class People Assemble
 Area
1 Livermore Police Department nc 2 3rd & J
2 Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse & Sheriff Greg Ahern 34 8 3rd & J
3 Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen 2008 - Amanda Delaplane   1 3rd & J
4 Livermore Jr. Rodeo Queen, 2008 - Bailey Castello   1 3rd & J
5 Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Coaches 32 4 3rd & J
6 Grand Marshal - Al Lewis nc 2 3rd & J
7 Rotary Club President - Jacquie Williams-Courtright nc 4 3rd & J
8 Livermore City Council nc 4 3rd & J
9 Community Service Award Recipient - Bob and Cheryl Rumberger nc 2 3rd & J
10 (none)     3rd & J
11 Livermore High School Band 2 95 3rd & J
12 Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department nc 5 3rd & J
13 Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 29 9 K & 4th
14 Alameda County Fire Truck/County Supervisor Scott Haggerty 28 6 K & 4th
15 Currin Lee Dancers 20   3rd & O
16 1948 Farmall Cub Tractor 26 1 K & 4th
17 Cub Scout Pack 914 20 25 K & 4th
18 1923 Doane Truck 26 2 K & 4th
19 1944 Mack Fire Engine (Livermore Heritage Guild) 26 3 K & 4th
20 eLivermore.com 29 2 K & 4th
21 Madhatters 4x4 Club of Northern California 52 30 K & 4th
22 San Anselmo Police Explorer Post Junior Color Guard & mascot 22 7 K & 4th
23 Tri-Valley Cares 19 15 K & 4th
24 Mendenhall Middle School Mustang Marching nc 70 K & 4th
25 Horse & Rider - Savannah Simon 38 2 K & 4th
26 Horse & Rider - Savannah Simon 42 2 K & 4th
27 Horse & Rider - Savannah Simon 44 2 K & 4th
28 Horse & Rider - Savannah Simon 49 2 K & 4th
29 Oakland Black Cowboy Association 41 15 K & 4th
30 2008 Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen 29 1 K & 4th
31 Livermore Cultural Arts Council - Sommerfest 29 3 L & 4th
32 Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers 18 35 L & 4th
33 Livermore Mobile Medical Clinic nc   L & 4th
34 Salinas Rodeo Truck & Queen 29 2 L & 4th
35 (none)     L & 4th
36 Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls 35 8 L & 4th
37 San Mateo County Horsemen's Association 36 24 L & 4th
38 The Agaveros Charro Association 34 15 L & 4th
39 The Agaveros Charro Association 43 15 L & 4th
40 The Agaveros Charro Association 44 15 L & 4th
41 The Agaveros Charro Association 49 15 L & 4th
42 VFW Post # 7265 23 6 L & 4th
43 1942 Classic Military Jeep 26 3 L & 4th
44 Del Arroyo 4-H Club 20 30 M & 4th
45 Outrageous Bodacious Babes 52 10 M & 4th
46 Christensen Middle School Cougar Marching Band 3 44 M & 4th
47 Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group) 13 8 M & 4th
48

Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group)

14 6 M & 4th
49 Tri-Valley Conservancy 29 10 M & 4th
50 1925 Studebaker Phaeton 26 4 M & 4th
51 Relay For Life 29 30 M & 4th
52 1960 Peterbilt Truck 26 18 M & 4th
53 Livermore Rodeo Rockettes 19 7 M & 4th
54 Akeena Solar 4 4 M & 4th
55 Cooleykatz Toys 4 2 M & 4th
56 Good News Bears 18 10 M & 4th
57 Livermore Valley Opera (LVO) 29 10 M & 4th
58 G and M Farms 4 14 N & 4th
59 Mounted Military Color Guard 29 5 N & 4th
60 Shriners-on-Parade 29 60 N & 4th
61 Operation SAM 29 15 K & 4th
62 Van Schoonenberg Tractor Pulling Trailer 29 3 K & 4th
63 Granada HS Matador Marching Band and Color Guard 29 125 K & 4th
64 Mosaic Lodge No. 218 F. & A. M. 29 25 K & 4th
65 Amador Judo & Jujitsu Studio 20 100 L & 4th
66 Red Feather Winery and CaMobile Advertising 4 20 L & 4th
67 Northern CA F-100 Elites 27 30 L & 4th
68 Float with Poker Player and Card Table (Lucky Buck Card Club) 4 12 M & 4th
69 American Swim Academy 4 100 M & 4th
70 Commercial Solar Promotional Truck 29 3 M & 4th
71 2009 Miss Grand National Rodeo Queen - Shannon Walker 42 1 M & 4th
72 2008 Miss Rodeo Oakdale - Kristin Barnhart 38 1 M & 4th
73 (none)     M & 4th
74 Joan Buchannan For Assembly 28 50 M & 4th
75 (none)     M & 4th
76 Cresta Blanca Girl Scout Association of San Francisco 29 200 N & 4th
77 East Ave School Dolphin Band 3 65 O & 4th
78 Heritage Guild Model T Fire Truck 26 2 O & 4th
79 M&M Stables horses and riders 29 2 O & 4th
80 Reinstein Ranch 47 4 O & 4th
81 Reinstein Ranch 29 12 O & 4th
82 La Espueala Charra Group- three horses and riders 45 35 O & 4th
83 La Espueala Charra Group- three horses and riders 49 35 O & 4th
84 La Espueala Charra Group- three horses and riders 44 35 O & 4th
85 Cub Scout Pack # 951 nc 25 3rd & O
86 Umigo Indoor Kart Racing 29 12 3rd & O
87 Junction Avenue Middle School Band & Color 3 35 3rd & O

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

NC = Non-competitive (Categories 1, 2, 3, 28, 29, 52)
Categories 4-28 and 30-49 are judged.

 
Entry Class
number
Category
Name
Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
People
2 High School Bands 11 NC Livermore High School Band 95
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 46 NC Christensen Middle School Cougar Marching Band 44
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 77 NC East Ave School Dolphin Band 65
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 87 NC Junction Avenue Middle School Band & Color 35
4 Commercial 54   Akeena Solar 4
4 Commercial 55 1st Cooleykatz Toys 2
4 Commercial 58   G and M Farms 14
4 Commercial 66   Red Feather Winery and CaMobile Advertising 20
4 Commercial 68 3rd Float with Poker Player and Card Table (Lucky Buck Card Club) 12
4 Commercial 69 2nd American Swim Academy 100
13 Majorette Corp. (Senior) 47 1st Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group) 8
14 Majorette Corp. (Junior) 48 1st

Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group)

6
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 32 1st Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers 35
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 56 2nd Good News Bears 10
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 23 2nd Tri-Valley Cares 15
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 53 1st Livermore Rodeo Rockettes 7
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 15 1st Currin Lee Dancers  
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 17   Cub Scout Pack 914 25
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 44 3rd Del Arroyo 4-H Club 30
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 65 2nd Amador Judo & Jujitsu Studio 100
22 Color Guard (Junior) 22 1st San Anselmo Police Explorer Post Junior Color Guard & mascot 7
23 Color Guard (Military) 42 1st VFW Post # 7265 6
26 Antique Vehicles 18 1st 1923 Doane Truck 2
26 Antique Vehicles 19   1944 Mack Fire Engine (Livermore Heritage Guild) 3
26 Antique Vehicles 16   1948 Farmall Cub Tractor 1
26 Antique Vehicles 43   1942 Classic Military Jeep 3
26 Antique Vehicles 50 3rd 1925 Studebaker Phaeton 4
26 Antique Vehicles 52   1960 Peterbilt Truck 18
26 Antique Vehicles 78 2nd Heritage Guild Model T Fire Truck 2
27 Classic Cars 67 1st Northern CA F-100 Elites 30
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 14 NC Alameda County Fire Truck/County Supervisor Scott Haggerty 6
32 Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Senior) 5 1st Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Coaches 4
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 2 1st Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse & Sheriff Greg Ahern 8
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 38 2nd The Agaveros Charro Association 15
35 Mounted Group (Junior) 36 1st Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls 8
36 Color Guard 37 1st San Mateo County Horsemen's Association 24
38 Plain Western 25   Horse & Rider - Savannah Simon 2
38 Plain Western 72   2008 Miss Rodeo Oakdale - Kristin Barnhart 1
41 Local Western (Senior) 29 1st Oakland Black Cowboy Association 15
42 Local Western (Junior) 26   Horse & Rider - Savannah Simon 2
42 Local Western (Junior) 71   2009 Miss Grand National Rodeo Queen - Shannon Walker 1
43 Charro/Charra (Open) 39 1st The Agaveros Charro Association 15
44 Parade Horse (Open) 27   Horse & Rider - Savannah Simon 2
44 Parade Horse (Open) 40 1st The Agaveros Charro Association 15
44 Parade Horse (Open) 84 2nd La Espueala Charra Group 35
45 Fancy Parade Horse (Open) 82 1st La Espueala Charra Group 35
47 Arabian Costumed (Open) 80 1st Reinstein Ranch 4
49 Future Horse Man/Woman 28 2nd Horse & Rider - Savannah Simon 2
49 Future Horse Man/Woman 41 1st The Agaveros Charro Association 15
49 Future Horse Man/Woman 83 3rd La Espueala Charra Group 35

Non-Competitive
Entry Class
number
Category
Name
Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
People
nc   1 NC Livermore Police Department 2
    3 NC Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen 2008 - Amanda Delaplane 1
    4 NC Livermore Jr. Rodeo Queen, 2008 - Bailey Castello 1
nc   6 NC Grand Marshal - Al Lewis 2
nc   7 NC Rotary Club President - Jacquie Williams-Courtright 4
nc   8 NC Livermore City Council 4
nc   9 NC Community Service Award Recipient - Bob and Cheryl Rumberger 2
    10 NC (none)  
nc   12 NC Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department 5
29   13 NC Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 9
29   20 NC eLivermore.com 2
52   21 NC Madhatters 4x4 Club of Northern California 30
nc   24 NC Mendenhall Middle School Mustang Marching 70
29   30 NC 2008 Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen 1
29   31 NC Livermore Cultural Arts Council - Sommerfest 3
nc   33 NC Livermore Mobile Medical Clinic  
29   34 NC Salinas Rodeo Truck & Queen 2
52   45 NC Outrageous Bodacious Babes 10
29   49 NC Tri-Valley Conservancy 10
29   51 NC Relay For Life 30
29   57 NC Livermore Valley Opera (LVO) 10
29   59 NC Mounted Military Color Guard 5
29   60 NC Shriners-on-Parade 60
29   61 NC Operation SAM 15
29   62 NC Van Schoonenberg Tractor Pulling Trailer 3
29   63 NC Granada HS Matador Marching Band and Color Guard 125
29   64 NC Mosaic Lodge No. 218 F. & A. M. 25
29   70 NC Commercial Solar Promotional Truck 3
28   74 NC Joan Buchannan For Assembly 50
29   76 NC Cresta Blanca Girl Scout Association of San Francisco 200
29   79 NC M&M Stables horses and riders 2
29   81 NC Reinstein Ranch 12
nc   85 NC Cub Scout Pack # 951 25
29   86 NC Umigo Indoor Kart Racing 12

 

 

Parade Entry Categories

Not all categories have entries.

Class #

Category

1st 2nd 3rd Awarded in 2007
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  
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   Yes
22

Color Guard (Junior)

$85 $55   Yes
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  
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 Yes
39

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
40

Silver Mounted (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
41

Local Western (Senior)

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 Yes
45

Fancy Parade Horse (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
46

Lady's Side Saddle (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
47

Arabian Costumed (Open)

Trophy Ribbon    
48

Indian Costumed (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
49

Future Horse Man/Woman

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes

NC = Non-Competitive (not judged)

 

Parade Sponsors



 

Waste Management
City of Livermore
Livermore Rodeo
Tri-Valley Herald
LARPD
     
Irv Stowers
Kathy Coyle, Internet Services
Robert Cowan, Consulting
Don Wentz, Consulting
Ralph Sherman Associates, Landscape Architects
Jay Davis, Consulting
Ray Gilmore, Realtor
M. Weldon Moreland, CPA
Rory Janes, Baughman’s Western Outfitters
Dave Greiner, Beckman Investment Securities
Chris Ising, Ising’s Culligan Water
Dr. John Shirley
Cathie Brown, Consulting
Andrew Glazier, Back Roads Wine
Mike Morgan, Gene Morgan Insurance Agency
Dr. Jack Mills, Mills Oral Surgery
Jennifer Thaete, Abramson and Thaete LLP
Jacquie Williams-Courtright, Alden Lane Nursery

John W. Noonan, Attorney at Law
John Linn Associates
John Sailors
Barbara Hickman
Dick & Mimi Warga
Mary Anne Rozsa, Realtor
Groth Bros. Chevrolet
Livermore Jaguar
Fantasy Sound

 

Livermore Rodeo Parade Rules for 2008

 

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. All Horse entries in a judged category must be present and ready for judging at 8:00 am. at Carnegie Park at 3rd and "K" Streets. This rule is made by the CSHA, not the Rodeo Pa-rade, 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. horses. No dogs are allowed inside the barricaded parade area, except those who are pre-authorized as part of a parade entry.
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. A 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 1:00 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 must be picked up at the awards ceremony.

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
Retired Judge Al Lewis

JOHN A. (AL) LEWIS

I have two children who were educated in the Livermore School system: Robert and Lynn. Both graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara. I have five grandchildren. I am married to Gwendlyn Ball Lewis. We were married in 2000.

EDUCATION AND WORK HISTORY
Attended schools in Southern California and graduated from U.C Santa Barbara.
Graduated from U.C. Hastings Law School.
Employed as Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County, for seven years.
Employed by City of Livermore as first full time City Attorney in 1964.
Moved to Livermore in 1965.
Appointed Judge of Municipal Court, Livermore Judicial District in 1973.
Retired from Livermore, Pleasanton Judicial District Municipal Court in 1993.
Lived in Livermore for 43 years.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
While I was City Attorney the city was experiencing very rapid growth. The Las Positas Golf Course and the airport were constructed. The Springtown Golf Course was purchased and the public works facilities expanded. Development of the City Center Site on South Livermore Avenue was commenced in 1966 by the construction of the Livermore Library at South Livermore and Pacific Avenue on land-acquired form the Stockman's Association. The rodeo grounds were relocated from the "sunken gardens."

As a judge, I enjoyed my work very much. Although I worked mainly in Livermore and Pleasanton, I was appointed, from time to time, to every court in Alameda County and the Court of Appeal in San Francisco. The work was challenging and sometimes exciting.

In the 80's there were mass protest at the LL Laboratory; hundreds were arrested and the processing of the cases was a great burden on the Lab and local law enforcement. 1983 marked the end of the "big" protests.

I received several awards from the community for my work which I appreciated very much.

ORGANIZATIONS PAST AND PRESENT

Rotary International, Livermore Noon club
Livermore Rotary president 1979-80
Livermore Rotarian Foundation Board
U. C. Santa Barbara Alumni Association, board member and president 1964-66
Valley Study Group, Board of Director
Livermore Chamber of Commerce
Livermore-Granada Boosters Association
LLL Institutional Review Board (Human Subjects)
Livermore Valley Airman's Association
SIRS

 

Community Service Award Bio
Bob and Cheryl Rumberger
Owners of Knodt's Flowers

Bob & Cheryl Rumberger are the epitome of community service. Unselfishly, they have served the community of Livermore and beyond for many decades. Bob and Cheryl took on the management of Knodt’s Flowers for over thirty-five years, from Bob’s parents, Bob Senior and Marie Rumberger.

Bob has been active in Rotary for over 36 years, following in his father’s footsteps. There was hardly an event that he didn’t assist with. Donations were generous from Knodt’s Flowers for every fund-raising event that was planned. The attendees at the Livermore Rodeo parade heard Bob’s booming voice announcing the entries for a number of years. Active in the flower industry, Bob served on the Board of Directors for FTD at the District level for twenty-five years. Of the ten years Bob served on the First Street Re-Development Committee, five were spent as chairperson. In addition, he served on the LARPD Personnel Commission for nearly 15 years, two of those years as chairperson. The Livermore Chamber of Commerce was also one of Bob’s passions for over ten years. He served on their various committees and was their director for two years. But that was not all of the community service organizations he supported. Twenty years were spent serving on the Agriculture Advisory Committee of Livermore High School and Las Positas College. Plus, he spent an additional fifteen years on the Facilities Committee for Las Positas Golf Course and Airport. The Livermore High School Boosters Club was also another organization that Bob served well.

Cheryl not only supported Bob’s service, but also has created her own community service projects. She was the impetus behind the inception of the Safe and Sober Grad Night Parties in 1988 and then led the effort for nineteen years. She served on the Livermore School Committee for fifteen years. Additionally, Cheryl volunteered for “Reach to Recovery” for the American Cancer Society as an outreach worker. She has worked on and walked for the Relay for Life and inspired others to give of their time. Cheryl also volunteered and raised funds for the Valley Care Health System “Christmas Tree Lane”.

Both Bob and Cheryl served on the City’s Crime Prevention Committee for over eight years. Whatever community cause one thought important, the other was sure to be there, shoulder to shoulder, in support. Whatever the Community event, you will likely find Bob and Cheryl’s name on the volunteer list.

 

 


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