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Contents

On This Page

Grand Marshal & Community Service Award
Entry Forms, Rules, Etc.
2010 Parade Results
Parade Lineup
Lineup by Category
Parade Entry Categories
Parade Sponsors
Parade Rules

On Other Pages

Parade Route (PDF)

Parade Home Page
(Viewer's guide, rodeo week calendar, etc.)

Parade Photos
15 pages of photos, including all entries

Parade Photos on photo site (downloadable)

Parade Video

 

The 2010 Livermore Rodeo Parade was held on
 
June 12
beginning at 10:00am


Grand Marshal & Community Service Award

The Grand Marshal for 2010 is
Don Nolte
Read bio


Click here for parade photos of Don Nolte
 

Community Service Award Recipient
The Valley Care Auxiliary Group
Read bio


Click here for more parade photos of the Valley Care Auxiliary Group.

 

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


Entry Forms & Contact

Parade entry forms were mailed at the end of March to last year's participants.
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 2010
Address: PO Box 845    Livermore, Ca. 94550
E-mail; Livermoreparade@yahoo.com

2010 Parade Results

The results were announced and trophies presented at Carnegie Park at 1:00pm on the day of the Rodeo Parade

General Sweepstakes Award    #176 - Las Positas College Fire Service Technology

 

Equestrian Sweepstakes Award    #169 - Madison O'Meara and her pony "Blaze"

 

Links go to photos

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

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
34 Mounted Group Senior #103 - Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse #131 - Tri-Valley Colts #158 - Diablo Ladies Rodeo Drill Team
40 Mounted (Open) #127 - Rhonda Rayn and her horse Grand Illusion    
42 Local Western Junior #180 - Shelby Ohlhauser #107 - Miss 2010 Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen  
44 Parade Horse (Open) #181 - Ms. Truckee Championship Pro-Rodeo #162 - Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo 2010  
49 Future Horse Man/Woman #169 - Madison O'Meara and her pony "Blaze"    


General Entry Awards, Judged by Pacific Coast Judges Association

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
4 Commercial #157 - American Swim Academy #129 - G And M Farms Cow Train #154 - Cooleykatz Toys
13 Marjorette Corp. Sr. #152 - Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group)    
14 Marjorette Corp. Jr. #153 - Napa Pepperettes (Junior Group)    
18 Amateur Float #149 - Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers #144 - Alameda County Junior Livestock Auction #185 - Good News Bears
19 Novelty Unit Senior #145 - 3 Stooges Fan Club #137 - Livermore Rodeo Rockettes #142 - 1944 Mack Fire Engine, Livermore Heritage Guild
20 Novelty Unit Junior #125 - Currin Lee Dancers- Livermore Dance Center #171 - Del Arroyo 4-H Club  
21 Color Guard Senior #176 - Las Positas College Fire Service Technology #102 - VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard  
26 Antique Vehicles #128 - 1948 Farmall Cub Tractor #108 - 1923 Doane Truck #124 - 1930 Model A Ford

 

2010 Parade Lineup

Click Here for a one page printable version in Acrobat format

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

Entry
Position
Name of Entry Entry Class People Assemble
 Area
101 Livermore Police 52 8 3rd & J St
102 VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard 21 5 3rd & J St
103 Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse 34 6 3rd & J St
104 Spare     3rd & J St
105 Spare     3rd & J St
106 Livermore Rodeo Queen 2010 29 1 3rd & J St
107 Miss 2010 Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen 42 1 3rd & J St
108 1923 Doane Truck 26 1 3rd & J St
109 Livermore Rodeo Association Stage Coaches 29 10 3rd & J St
110 Grand Marshal, Mr. Don Nolte   2 3rd & J St
111 Spare     3rd & J St
112 Livermore High School Cowboy Marching Band 29 100 K & 4th St
113 Livermore High School Alumni Association 29 16 K & 4th St
114 Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 29 20 K & 4th St
115 Annual Summerfest 29 6 K & 4th St
116 Congressman John Garamendi 29 1 K & 4th St
117 Spare     K & 4th St
118 Oakland Black Cowboy Association 34 12 K & 4th St
119 Community Service Award Recipient, ValleyCare Auxiliary Members   2 K & 4th St
120 eLivermore.com 29 2 K & 4th St
121 Valley Care Mobile Health Unit 29 2 K & 4th St
122 Relay For Life of Livermore 29 30 K & 4th St
123 Alameda County Fire Truck/County Supervisor 28 15 K & 4th St
124 1930 Model A Ford 26 5 K & 4th St
125 Currin Lee Dancers- Livermore Dance Center 20 80 3rd & O St
126 Mendenhall Middle School Mustang Marching Band 3 62 L & 4th St
127 Rhonda Rayn and her horse Grand Illusion 40 1 L & 4th St
128 1948 Farmall Cub Tractor 26 1 L & 4th St
129 G And M Farms Cow Train 4 11 L & 4th St
130 Wells Fargo Stagecoach with City Council riders 29 10 L & 4th St
131 Tri-Valley Colts 34 10 L & 4th St
132 Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls 29 8 L & 4th St
133 Tequila's Taqueria 34 20 L & 4th St
134 LARPD Board     L & 4th St
135 Spare     L & 4th St
136 Mosaic Lodge No. 218 F. & A. M. 29 15 L & 4th St
137 Livermore Rodeo Rockettes 19 6 L & 4th St
138 Livermore Veterans Foundation 29 10 L & 4th St
139 Junction Avenue Middle School Advanced Band and Color Guard 29 32 M & 4th St
140 Livermore's First Motorized Fire Truck 26 2 M & 4th St
141 1920 Seagrave Fire Truck 26 5 M & 4th St
142 1944 Mack Fire Engine, Livermore Heritage Guild 26 4 M & 4th St
143 David "Stilts" Volponi, Livermore Heritage Guild 19 1 M & 4th St
144 Alameda County Junior Livestock Auction 18 20 M & 4th St
145 3 Stooges Fan Club 19 12 M & 4th St
146 Smoke Softball 29 20 M & 4th St
147 Spare     M & 4th St
148 Sybil Ludington Society, Car (Children of the American Revolution) 29 15 N & 4th St
149 Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers 18 20 N & 4th St
150 CAPE Inc. Preschools 29 10 N & 4th St
151 Granada HS Matador Marching Band 29 100 N & 4th St
152 Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group) 13 8 4th & O St
153 Napa Pepperettes (Junior Group) 14 10 4th & O St
154 Cooleykatz Toys 4 2 4th & O St
155 1940 Plymouth Pickup Truck 29 2 4th & O St
156 1942 Classic Military Jeep 26 3 4th & O St
157 American Swim Academy 4 50 4th & O St
158 Diablo Ladies Rodeo Drill Team 34 9 4th & O St
159 Livermore Rotary Club President   2 4th & O St
160 Tri-Valley Cares 19 12 4th & O St
161 Shriners-on-Parade 29 55 K & 4th St
162 Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo 2010 44 1 K & 4th St
163 Cresta Blanca Girl Scouts 29 40 K & 4th St
164 East Ave. Middle School Dolphin Band 3 60 K & 4th St
165 Red Feather Winery 4 10 L & 4th St
166 Cub Scout Pack 914 29 25 L & 4th St
167 Livermore Youth Football and Cheer 29 35 L & 4th St
168 Salinas Rodeo Truck & Queen 29 3 L & 4th St
169 Madison O'Meara and her pony "Blaze" 49 2 L & 4th St
170 Spare     L & 4th St
171 Del Arroyo 4-H Club 20 20 L & 4th St
172 Livermore Valley Charter Prep. High School 29 20 L & 4th St
173 Keller Williams Real Estate 29 2 M & 4th St
174 Kingdom Riders Motorcycle Club 29 15 M & 4th St
175 Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department Engine     M & 4th St
176 Las Positas College Fire Service Technology 21 80 M & 4th St
177 Wheels (LvAmVyTrAth) 29 1 M & 4th St
178 Christensen Middle School Cougar Marching Band 3 60 M & 4th St
179 Spare     N & 4th St
180 Shelby Ohlhauser 42 2 N & 4th St
181 Ms. Truckee Championship Pro-Rodeo & Junior Ms. Clements Stampede 44 2 N & 4th St
182 Spare     N & 4th St
183 Rica MacAlvey, Miss Marysville Stampede 2010 29 1 N & 4th St
184 Boatmasters Inc. 4 2 N & 4th St
185 Good News Bears 18 15 N & 4th St
186 Castro Valley Charros      

Numbers 101 to 160 must be in line by 9:30am
Numbers 161 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 Category
Name
Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry People
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 126 NC Mendenhall Middle School Mustang Marching Band 62
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 164 NC East Ave. Middle School Dolphin Band 60
3 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 178 NC Christensen Middle School Cougar Marching Band 60
4 Commercial 129   G And M Farms Cow Train 11
4 Commercial 154   Cooleykatz Toys 2
4 Commercial 157   American Swim Academy 50
4 Commercial 184   Boatmasters Inc. 2
4 Commercial 165   Red Feather Winery 10
13

Majorette Corp. (Senior)

152   Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group) 8
14

Majorette Corp. (Junior)

153   Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group) 10
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 144   Alameda County Junior Livestock Auction ( Auctioneer's Chant" 20
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 149   Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers 20
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 185   Good News Bears 15
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 137   Livermore Rodeo Rockettes 6
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 143   David "Stilts" Volponi, Livermore Heritage Guild 1
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 145   3 Stooges Fan Club 12
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 160   Tri-Valley Cares 12
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 125   Currin Lee Dancers- Livermore Dance Center 80
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 171   Del Arroyo 4-H Club 20
21 Color Guard (Senior) 102   VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard 5
21 Color Guard (Senior) 176   Las Positas College Fire Service Technology 80
26 Antique Vehicles 108   1923 Doane Truck 1
26 Antique Vehicles 124   1930 Model A Ford 5
26 Antique Vehicles 140   Livermore's First Motorized Fire Truck 2
26 Antique Vehicles 141   1920 Seagrave Fire Truck 5
26 Antique Vehicles 142   1944 Mack Fire Engine, Livermore Heritage Guild 4
26 Antique Vehicles 128   1948 Farmall Cub Tractor 1
26 Antique Vehicles 156   1942 Classic Military Jeep 3
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 123   Alameda County Fire Truck/County Supervisor 15
           
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 103   Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse 6
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 118   Oakland Black Cowboy Association 12
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 131   Tri-Valley Colts 10
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 133   Tequila's Taqueria 20
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 158   Diablo Ladies Rodeo Drill Team 9
40 Silver Mounted (Open) 127   Rhonda Rayn and her horse Grand Illusion 1
42 Local Western (Junior) 107   Miss 2010 Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen 1
42 Local Western (Junior) 180   Shelby Ohlhauser 2
44 Parade Horse (Open) 162   Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo 2010 1
44 Parade Horse (Open) 181   Ms. Truckee Championship Pro-Rodeo & Junior Ms. Clements Stampede 2
49 Future Horse Man/Woman 169   Madison O'Meara and her pony "Blaze" 2

Non-Competitive
52 Non-Competitive 101   Livermore Police 8
29 Non-Competitive 106   Livermore Rodeo Queen 2010 1
29 Non-Competitive 109   Livermore Rodeo Association Stage Coaches 10
  Non-Competitive 110   Grand Marshal, Mr. Don Nolte 2
29 Non-Competitive 112   Livermore High School Cowboy Marching Band 100
29 Non-Competitive 113   Livermore High School Alumni Association 16
29 Non-Competitive 114   Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 20
29 Non-Competitive 115   Annual Summerfest 6
29 Non-Competitive 116   Congressman John Garamendi 1
  Non-Competitive 119   Community Service Award Recipient, ValleyCare Auxiliary Members 2
29 Non-Competitive 120   eLivermore.com 2
29 Non-Competitive 121   Valley Care Mobile Health Unit 2
29 Non-Competitive 122   Relay For Life of Livermore 30
29 Non-Competitive 130   Wells Fargo Stagecoach with City Council riders 10
29 Non-Competitive 132   Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls 8
29 Non-Competitive 134   LARPD Board  
29 Non-Competitive 136   Mosaic Lodge No. 218 F. & A. M. 15
29 Non-Competitive 138   Livermore Veterans Foundation 10
29 Non-Competitive 139   Junction Avenue Middle School Advanced Band and Color Guard 32
29 Non-Competitive 146   Smoke Softball 20
29 Non-Competitive 148   Sybil Ludington Society, Car (Children of the American Revolution) 15
29 Non-Competitive 150   CAPE Inc. Preschools 10
29 Non-Competitive 151   Granada HS Matador Marching Band 100
29 Non-Competitive 155   1940 Plymouth Pickup Truck 2
  Non-Competitive 159   Livermore Rotary Club President 2
29 Non-Competitive 161   Shriners-on-Parade 55
29 Non-Competitive 163   'Cresta Blanca Girl Scouts 40
29 Non-Competitive 166   Cub Scout Pack 914 25
29 Non-Competitive 167   Livermore Youth Football and Cheer 35
29 Non-Competitive 168   Salinas Rodeo Truck & Queen 3
29 Non-Competitive 172   Livermore Valley Charter Prep. High School 20
29 Non-Competitive 173   Keller Williams Real Estate 2
29 Non-Competitive 174   Kingdom Riders Motorcycle Club 15
  Non-Competitive 175   Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department Engine  
29 Non-Competitive 177   Wheels (LvAmVyTrAth) 1
29 Non-Competitive 183   Rica MacAlvey, Miss Marysville Stampede 2010 1
 

Parade Entry Categories

Not all categories have entries.

Class #

Category

1st 2nd 3rd Awarded in 2009
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    
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  
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  
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  
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  
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    
48

Indian Costumed (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
49

Future Horse Man/Woman

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
50

Vaquaro

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  

NC = Non-Competitive (not judged)

General Sweepstakes – Trophy
Equestrian Sweepstakes – Trophy

 

Parade Sponsors

     



 

Tri-Valley Herald
City of Livermore
LARPD
Livermore Rodeo
Waste Management
     
Cathie Brown
Don Tishman
John Shirley
Jerry Carlson & Rick Peterson, Valley Community Bank
Tim Weaver, Weaver & McCartney Accounting Corp.
Robert Cowan, Consulting
Irving Stowers
Bill Geyer, Livermore Trophies and Tees
David Greiner, Beckman Investment Securities
Mike Morgan, Gene Morgan Insurance Agency
Marty Plone
Rory Janes, Baughman’s Western Outfitters
Barbara & Robert Hickman
Don & Sheri Wentz
Jennifer Thaete, Abramson & Thaete, LLP
Keith Beck, Visiting Angels, East Bay
Don Nolte
Deborah McQueen, The Livermore Valley Children’s Performing Arts
& SMARTS Unlimited
Jacquie Williams Courtright, Alden Lane Nursery
David Norlin, Vineyard Landscaping
Livermore Feed and Farm Supply
Chris Ising, Ising’s Culligan Water
John W. Noonan, Attorney at Law
Kathy Coyle, Internet Services
Emily Griffin, Bologna Accounting Services
John Freeman, California Water Service Co.
Kathy Farrell, State Farm Insurance
Dick Warga, Financial Planning
Kathleen Bireley, In Memoriam of Jerry Bireley

 

Livermore Rodeo Parade Rules for 2010

1. PARADE CLASSIFICATION must be entered on parade entry form. If you fail to do so, you will be classified as #29, 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 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. 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.  Equestrian Units are limited to One Complete Circle
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.
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.

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
Don Nolte

Don Nolte

I arrived in Livermore in January 1956.  Mrs. Evangeline Koehl was Librarian then.  She retired in July and the Library Board appointed me in her place.  The Library at that time was in the Carnegie building on Third Street.  It was very small occupying only the top floor.  I believe our budget in the fiscal year 1956-57 was only $37,000.

In 1957 the late Hal Kamp first got me interested in community affairs.  He asked me to serve on the Board of Directors of the YMCA.  In 1958 two great things happened.  I got married and I met John Shirley.  John asked me to join the Rotary Club.  This gave me the opportunity to get involved in civic affairs projects and to become friends with community leaders.  My wife, Isabel, presented me with a family, a stepson, a step daughter, and later a son of my own.

In 1964 the Library Board and I developed a plan for a new 15,000 sq. ft. library building.  Support from local merchants and community volunteers enabled the passage of a bond issue and the dedication of a new library in 1966.  My membership in Rotary enabled me to get continued support for Library Programs.  I served as club president in 1966-67.  After my retirement from the library in 1979, I left the club in 1985 and was invited to rejoin in 2008.

My wife retired from her job as a Technical Representative for Hexcel Corp. a few years later.  We spent the next twenty years taking care of our growing family: six grandchildren and three great grandchildren and traveling abroad.

In 1989 I joined a men's club, SIRS, "Seniors in Retirement".  I am still an active member.  I served as President in 1991.

My first connection with the Livermore Rodeo began when the city in 1963 acquired the Rodeo grounds between South Livermore and Pacific Avenue.  The Rodeo was then moved to Robertson Park.  In 1966 our new Library was constructed on the former Rodeo site.

Closer ties between my family and the Rodeo came about when my step daughter, married Frank Fallon in 1960.  The Fallon family have been supporters of the Rodeo for over thirty years.  Frank died in 1994 but Betty and my grandson, Steve, still participate in the parade and preparations for this traditional event.  My grand daughter, Tammy Fallon was Livermore's Rodeo Queen in 1987, Grand National Queen in San Francisco in 1988, and California's State Rodeo Queen in 1989.

I wish to thank the Rotary Board of Directors for the Honor of serving as Grand Marshal of the year's parade.  I do this in memory of Frank Fallon and his family.

Livermore has been my home for 56 years.  My wife, Isabel is a member of LAGS, the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, and has recently written a book on the Irish Families who settled here.  It is titled "The Early Pioneers in the Livermore Valley Were One Big Family".  We both think Livermore is a great city and a wonderful place to live.  So support the Rodeo and also your Public Library.

 


Click here for parade photos of Don Nolte

 

Community Service Award Bio
Valley Care Auxiliary Group Members

 

Since its formation in 1958, the ValleyCare Auxiliary has come to symbolize the dedication and compassion of our community. Today, volunteer contributions continue to earn them the respect and appreciation of our patients, visitors and staff.

ValleyCare volunteers often provide comfort to an entire family during the anxious hours of a medical emergency, or offer encouraging words to a patient awaiting surgery. Others put their talents to good use in the Thrift Shop and the Gift Shops raising money for capital improvements, equipment and services. Over the years, the Auxiliary has donated over $5 million to ValleyCare Health System and have generously given over one and half million hours of service.

For more information on becoming a Volunteer please call 734-3368.


 


Click here for more parade photos of the Valley Care Auxiliary Group.

 

 


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