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Livermore Rodeo Parade  2015
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Contents

On This Page

Grand Marshall & Community Service Award
Entry Forms, Rules, Etc.
2015 Parade Results
Parade Lineup
Lineup by Category
Parade Entry Categories
Parade Sponsors
Parade Rules

On Other Pages

Two ways to view photos:

Parade Photos (on web pages with parade script)
Parade Photos on photo site (downloadable)

Parade Video
(only the first half is on video)

 

Parade Route (PDF)

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

 


The 2015 Livermore Rodeo Parade will be held on
 
June 13
beginning at 10:00am

View Parade Photos:
There are two ways to view the photos:

Web pages, which include 25 to 40 photos each and
include the parade script for each photo

eLivermore.com Photo Sharing site, which includes full resolution photos
which may be downloaded for free

www.elivermore.zenfolio.com/rodeoparade

Page 1 - Before the Parade Before the Parade
Page 2 - Entries 201-210 Entries 201-210
Page 3 - Entries 210A-215A Entries 211-220
Page 4 - Entries 216-224 Entries 221-230
Page 5 - Entries 224A-233 Entries 231-240
Page 6 - Entries 234-236 Entries 241-250
Page 7 - Entries 237-240 Entries 251-260
Page 8 - Entries 241-249 Entries 261-267
Page 9 - Entries 250-256 Entry 268
Page 10 - Entries 257-264 Entries 269-275
Page 11 - Entries 265-268 Entry 276
Page 12 - Entries 269-274 Entries 277-282
Page 13 - Entries 276 After the Parade
Page 14 - Entries 277 & 279 Award Ceremony
Page 15 - Entries 280-282  
Page 16 - After the Parade  
Page 17 - Awards Ceremony  

 


Grand Marshall & Community Service Award

The Grand Marshall for 2015 is
Joan and Lynn Seppala
Read bio


Community Service Award Recipient
Steve Neef and Dennis Gambs
coordinators for the Carnegie Park Bandstand Project
Read bio

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


Entry Forms & Contact

Parade entry forms will be mailed around the beginning of April to last year's participants.
They are due May 18.  The forms will be available at the following links:

Click here for the entry form (PDF)
Click here for the Parade Route (PDF)

Contact Info:
Dr. Paul Szmyd
Parade Chairman 2015
Address: PO Box 845    Livermore, Ca. 94551
E-mail; Livermoreparade@yahoo.com

 

2015 Parade Results

The results are announced and trophies presented at Carnegie Park at 12:30pm on the day of the Rodeo Parade

General Sweepstakes Award

#280 - Color Guard for Las Positas College Fire Service Technology

Equestrian Sweepstakes Award

#226 - Pogonip - Miniature Horse Drawn Vehicle

Links go to photos

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

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
26 Pony / Hose Drawn Vehicles #230 - Wells Fargo Stagecoach    
27 Mounted Group (Senior) #268 - Aahmes Shriners-on-Parade    

29

Color Guard

#203 - Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse    

30

Plain Western

#229 - Corky Fellingham riding her horse Kat    

31

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

#231 - Alice in Wonderland    

32

Local Western (Senior)

#269 - Bay Area Legacy Riders    

33

Local Western (Junior)

#232 - Shelby Ohlhauser on her horse Weekend    

35

Fancy Dress Western (Junior)

#267 - Alexis Demeo riding Ace    

37

Charro Mounted Group

#277 - Rancho el Afortunado Charros    

38

Parade Horse (Open)

#274 - Mark Alexander riding Blazer    

39

Future Horse Man/Woman

#228 - Payton & Her horse named Dog #227 - Hayley Green or her mule Gus.  

40

Miniature Horse (Open) #226 - Pogonip - Miniature Horse Drawn Vehicle    

41

Junior Equestrian

#233 - Patten of Dixon riding Chance    


General Entry Awards, Judged by Rotary Club of Livermore

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

7

Majorette Corp/Drill Teams (Senior)

#263 - Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group)    

8

Majorette Corp/Drill Teams (Junior)

#223 - Granada HS Cheer Team #264 - Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group)  

10

Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) #251 - Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers #217 - Celebrating 100 years of Family Home Evenings  

12

Novelty Unit (Senior) #268 - Aahmes Shriners-on-Parade #250 - 3 Stooges Fan Club #221 - Tri-Valley Cares

13

Novelty Unit (Junior)

#246 - Triple Threat Performing Arts    

14

Color Guard (Senior)

#280 - Color Guard for Las Positas College Fire Service Technology #202 - VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard  

16

Color Guard (Military)

#238 - U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps    

17

Antique Vehicles

#241 - 1942 Classic U.S. Army Jeep #235 - Giroux Wine Drayage, 1927 Model T Ford Truck  

18

Classic & Custom Vehicles

#254 - Livermore History Mobile LHG #279 - Madhatters 4x4 Club of Northern California  

19

Antique Fire Engines #256 - Liv.Her. 1920 Seagrave Fire Truck with Mayor & City Council. #255 - 1919 Ford Model T Chemical Fire Truck #257 - Livermore Heritage Guild's, 1944 Mack Fire Engine

20

Commercial

#276 - Tequila's Taqueria #225 - Cooleykatz Toys #258 - Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio

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2015 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 & Photo Link Entry Class People Assemble
 Area

201

Livermore Police Department

22

5

3rd & K

202

VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard

14

5

3rd & K

203

Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse

29

10

3rd & K

204

Bailey Laughlin - Miss Livermore Rodeo 2015 riding Scarlett

22

1

3rd & K

205

Mayson Bothwell - Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen for 2015 riding Kendall

22

1

3rd & K

206

Livermore Rodeo Princesses

22

7

3rd & K

207

Livermore Stockman's Rodeo Assn./ Livermore Rodeo Foundation Presidents

22

3

3rd & K

208

Livermore Rodeo 1st Stage Coach with Grand Marshalls Joan and Lynn Seppala

22

6

3rd & K

209

Livermore Rodeo 2nd Stage Coach

22

2

3rd & K

210

1930 Model A Ford

22

1

3rd & K

210A

Morgan Laughlin, Miss Clements Jr. Stampede Queen

22

1

3rd & K

210AA A.D. Rucktishler, Little Miss Clements Buckaroo Rodeo Queen. 22 1 3rd & K

210B

Maci Hachmann, Miss Northern California Jr Rodeo Sr Queen 2015

22

1

3rd & K

210C Miss Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo 2015 Morgan Nicodemus 22 1 3rd & L

211

Alameda County Fair

22

15

3rd & K

212

Christensen Middle School Cougar Marching Band

2

50

3rd & K

213

Livermore Rotary Club President - Milly Seibel

22

3

3rd & K

214

Steve Neef and Dennis Gambs - Community Service Award Recipient

22

2

3rd & K

215

Directors of LARPD

22

6

3rd & K

215A

Alameda County Fire Truck with Scott Haggerty, County Supervisor

22

5

3rd & K

216

Steve Eveleth, ReMax Accord Real Estate Services

22

2

3rd & K

217

Celebrating 100 years of Family Home Evenings

10

50

3rd & K

218

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker

21

15

3rd & K

219

Livermore-Pleasanton Emblem Club #413

22

10

3rd & K

220

Livermore Cultural Arts Council

22

5

3rd & K

221

Tri-Valley Cares

12

15

3rd & K

222

Salinas Rodeo SUV with Queen

22

2

3rd & K

223

Granada HS Cheer Team

8

40

4th & K

224

Granada HS Matador Marching Band

3

100

4th & K

224A Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 22 10 4th & K

225

Cooleykatz Toys

20

2

4th & K

226

Pogonip - Miniature Horse Drawn Vehicle

40

1

4th & K

227

Hayley Green or her mule Gus.

39

1

4th & K

228

Payton & Her horse named Dog

39

2

4th & K

229

Corky Fellingham riding her horse Kat

30

1

4th & K

230

Wells Fargo Stagecoach

22

8

4th & K

231

Alice in Wonderland

31

2

4th & K

232

Shelby Ohlhauser on her horse Weekend

33

1

4th & K

233

Patten of Dixon riding Chance

41

1

4th & K

234

Reins in Motion Foundation

22

25

4th & K

235

Giroux Wine Drayage, 1927 Model T Ford Truck

17

2

4th & L

236

HD Gymnastics

22

70

4th & L

237

Mendenhall Middle School Mustang Marching Band

2

55

4th & L

238

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

16

20

4th & L

239

Livermore Post 47 American Legion and the Branch 287 Fleet Reserve Association

22

25

4th & L

240

Valley Veterans Foundation

22

20

4th & L

241

1942 Classic U.S. Army Jeep

17

2

4th & L

242

Mosaic Lodge No. 218 F. & A. M.

22

15

4th & L

243

Livermore Lions Club

22

10

4th & L

244

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley

21

3

4th & L

245

Rustic Beauty

22

6

4th & L

246

Triple Threat Performing Arts

13

60

4th & L

247

Visiting Angels, Senior Home Care

22

5

4th & L

248

Livermore High School Cowboy Marching Band

3

75

4th & M

249

District 7 State Senator Steve Glazer

21

4

4th & M

250

3 Stooges Fan Club

12

10

4th & M

251

Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers

10

30

4th & M

252

Hindu Community and Cultural Center

22

25

4th & M

253

National Charity League Inc.

22

30

4th & M

254

Livermore History Mobile LHG

18

3

4th & M

255

1919 Ford Model T Chemical Fire Truck

19

2

4th & M

256

Liv.Her. 1920 Seagrave Fire Truck with Mayor & City Coun.

19

8

4th & M

257

Livermore Heritage Guild's, 1944 Mack Fire Engine

19

3

4th & M

258

Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio

20

15

4th & M

259

Fertile Groundworks

22

10

4th & M

260

East Ave. Middle School Dolphin Band

2

50

4th & M

261

Cresta Blanca Service unit of the Girl Scouts of America

22

40

4th & M

262

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

22

15

4th & M

263

Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group)

7

4

4th & N

264

Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group)

8

10

4th & N

265

KKIQ Radio Station

20

4

4th & N

266

Tri-Valley Ice Rink

20

10

4th & N

267

Alexis Demeo riding Ace

35

1

4th & N

268

Aahmes Shriners-on-Parade

12 & 27

50

4th & N

269

Bay Area Legacy Riders

32

10

4th & N

271

American Cancer Society, Relay for Life-Livermore

22

30

4th & N

272

eLivermore.com

22

2

4th & N

273

Junction Ave. K-8 Color Guard and Band

2

55

4th & N

274

Mark Alexander riding Blazer

38

1

4th & O

276

Tequila's Taqueria

20

25

4th & O

277

Rancho el Afortunado Charros

37

20

4th & O

279

Madhatters 4x4 Club of Northern California

18

30

3rd & O

280

Color Guard for Las Positas College Fire Service Technology

14

80

3rd & O

281

Wheels (LvAmVyTrAth)

22

3

3rd & O

282

Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Department.

22

10

3rd & O

Numbers 201 to 222 must be in line by 9:30am
Numbers 223 to 234 must be in line by 9:40am
Numbers 235 to 247 must be in line by 10:00am
Numbers 248 to 262 must be in line by 10:15am
Numbers 263 to 273 must be in line by 10:30am
Numbers 274 to 278 must be in line by 10:45am
Numbers 279 and up must be in line by 11:00am

 

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Entries by Category

NC = Non-competitive (Categories 1, 2, 3, 21, 22)
Categories 4-21 and 23-41 are judged.

 
Entry Class
number
Category
Name
Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
People

2

Elementary, Jr. High Bands

212

NC

Christensen Middle School Cougar Marching Band

50

2

Elementary, Jr. High Bands

237

NC

Mendenhall Middle School Mustang Marching Band

55

2

Elementary, Jr. High Bands

260

NC

East Ave. Middle School Dolphin Band

50

2

Elementary, Jr. High Bands

273

NC

Junction Ave. K-8 Color Guard and Band

55

3

High School Bands

224

NC

Granada HS Matador Marching Band

100

3

High School Bands

248

NC

Livermore High School Cowboy Marching Band

75

7

Majorette Corp/Drill Teams (Senior)

263

1st

Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group)

4

8

Majorette Corp/Drill Teams (Junior)

223

1st

Granada HS Cheer Team

40

8

Majorette Corp/Drill Teams (Junior)

264

2nd

Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group)

10

10

Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed)

217

2nd

Celebrating 100 years of Family Home Evenings

50

10

Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed)

251

1st

Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers

30

12

Novelty Unit (Senior)

221

3rd

Tri-Valley Cares

15

12

Novelty Unit (Senior)

250

2nd

3 Stooges Fan Club

10

12

Novelty Unit (Senior)

268

1st

Aahmes Shriners-on-Parade

50

13

Novelty Unit (Junior)

246

1st

Triple Threat Performing Arts

60

14

Color Guard (Senior)

202

2nd

VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard

5

14

Color Guard (Senior)

280

1st

Color Guard for Las Positas College Fire Service Technology

80

16

Color Guard (Military)

238

1st

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

20

17

Antique Vehicles

235

2nd

Giroux Wine Drayage, 1927 Model T Ford Truck

2

17

Antique Vehicles

241

1st

1942 Classic U.S. Army Jeep

2

18

Classic & Custom Vehicles

254

1st

Livermore History Mobile LHG

3

18

Classic & Custom Vehicles

279

2nd

Madhatters 4x4 Club of Northern California

30

19

Antique Fire Engines

255

2nd

1919 Ford Model T Chemical Fire Truck

2

19

Antique Fire Engines

256

1st

Liv.Her. 1920 Seagrave Fire Truck with Mayor & City Coun.

8

19

Antique Fire Engines

257

3rd

Livermore Heritage Guild's, 1944 Mack Fire Engine

3

20

Commercial

225

2nd

Cooleykatz Toys

2

20

Commercial

258

3rd

Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio

15

20

Commercial

265

 

KKIQ Radio Station

4

20

Commercial

266

 

Tri-Valley Ice Rink

10

20

Commercial

276

1st

Tequila's Taqueria

25

21

Political

218

NC

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker

15

21

Political

244

NC

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley

3

21 Political 249 NC District 7 State Senator Steve Glazer 4

27

Mounted Group (Senior)

268

1st

Aahmes Shriners-on-Parade

50

29

Color Guard

203

1st

Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse

10

30

Plain Western

229

1st

Corky Fellingham riding her horse Kat

1

31

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

231

1st

Alice in Wonderland

2

32

Local Western (Senior)

269

1st

Bay Area Legacy Riders

10

33

Local Western (Junior)

232

1st

Shelby Ohlhauser on her horse Weekend

1

35

Fancy Dress Western (Junior)

267

1st

Alexis Demeo riding Ace

1

37

Charro Mounted Group

277

1st

Rancho el Afortunado Charros

20

38

Parade Horse (Open)

274

1st

Mark Alexander riding Blazer

1

39

Future Horse Man/Woman

227

2nd

Hayley Green or her mule Gus.

1

39

Future Horse Man/Woman

228

1st

Payton & Her horse named Dog

2

40

Miniature Horse (Open)

226

1st

Pogonip - Miniature Horse Drawn Vehicle

1

41

Junior Equestrian

233

1st

Patten of Dixon riding Chance

1


Non-Competitive
Entry Class
number
Category
Name
Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
People

22

Non-Competitive (open)

201

 

Livermore Police Department

5

22

Non-Competitive (open)

204

 

Bailey Laughlin - Miss Livermore Rodeo 2015 riding Scarlett

1

22

Non-Competitive (open)

205

 

Mayson Bothwell - Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen for 2015 riding Kendall

1

22

Non-Competitive (open)

206

 

Livermore Rodeo Princesses

7

22

Non-Competitive (open)

207

 

Livermore Stockman's Rodeo Assn./ Livermore Rodeo Foundation Presidents

3

22

Non-Competitive (open)

208

 

Livermore Rodeo 1st Stage Coach with Grand Marshalls Joan and Lynn Seppala

6

22

Non-Competitive (open)

209

 

Livermore Rodeo 2nd Stage Coach

2

22

Non-Competitive (open)

210

 

1930 Model A Ford

1

22

Non-Competitive (open)

210A

 

Morgan Laughlin, Miss Clements Jr. Stampede Queen

1

22

Non-Competitive (open)

210AA

  A.D. Rucktishler, Little Miss Clements Buckaroo Rodeo Queen. 1

22

Non-Competitive (open)

210B

 

Maci Hachmann, Miss Northern California Jr Rodeo Sr Queen 2015

1

22 Non-Competitive (open) 210C   Miss Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo 2015 Morgan Nicodemus 1

22

Non-Competitive (open)

211

 

Alameda County Fair

15

22

Non-Competitive (open)

213

 

Livermore Rotary Club President - Milly Seibel

3

22

Non-Competitive (open)

214

 

Steve Neef and Dennis Gambs - Community Service Award Recipient

2

22

Non-Competitive (open)

215

 

Directors of LARPD

6

22

Non-Competitive (open)

215A

 

Alameda County Fire Truck with Scott Haggerty, County Supervisor

5

22

Non-Competitive (open)

216

 

Steve Eveleth, ReMax Accord Real Estate Services

2

22

Non-Competitive (open)

219

 

Livermore-Pleasanton Emblem Club #413

10

22

Non-Competitive (open)

220

 

Livermore Cultural Arts Council

5

22

Non-Competitive (open)

222

 

Salinas Rodeo SUV with Queen

2

22

Non-Competitive (open)

224A

 

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

10

22

Non-Competitive (open)

230

 

Wells Fargo Stagecoach

8

22

Non-Competitive (open)

234

 

Reins in Motion Foundation

25

22

Non-Competitive (open)

236

 

HD Gymnastics

70

22

Non-Competitive (open)

239

 

Livermore Post 47 American Legion and the Branch 287 Fleet Reserve Association

25

22

Non-Competitive (open)

240

 

Valley Veterans Foundation

20

22

Non-Competitive (open)

242

 

Mosaic Lodge No. 218 F. & A. M.

15

22

Non-Competitive (open)

243

 

Livermore Lions Club

10

22

Non-Competitive (open)

245

 

Rustic Beauty

6

22

Non-Competitive (open)

247

 

Visiting Angels, Senior Home Care

5

22

Non-Competitive (open)

252

 

Hindu Community and Cultural Center

25

22

Non-Competitive (open)

253

 

National Charity League Inc.

30

22

Non-Competitive (open)

259

 

Fertile Groundworks

10

22

Non-Competitive (open)

261

 

Cresta Blanca Service unit of the Girl Scouts of America

40

22

Non-Competitive (open)

262

 

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

15

22

Non-Competitive (open)

271

 

American Cancer Society, Relay for Life-Livermore

30

22

Non-Competitive (open)

272

 

eLivermore.com

2

22

Non-Competitive (open)

281

 

Wheels (LvAmVyTrAth)

3

22

Non-Competitive (open)

282

 

Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Department.

10

 

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Parade Entry Categories

Not all categories have entries.

Class #

Category

1st 2nd 3rd Awarded in 2014
1

Civilian/Military Bands

NC NC NC  
2

Elementary, Jr. High Bands

NC NC NC  
3

High School Bands

NC NC NC
4

Drum Corps (Senior 18+)

$165 $110    
5

Drum Corps (Junior 17-)

$140 $65    
6

Drum Corps (Military)

Trophy Trophy    
7

Majorette Corp/Drill Teams (Senior)

$165 $110    
8

Majorette Corp/Drill Teams (Junior)

$140 $65 Yes
9

Solo Majorette

Trophy Trophy Ribbon
10

Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed)

$165 $110 $60 Yes
11

Commercial Floats

$165 $110 $60 Yes
12

Novelty Unit (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
13

Novelty Unit (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
14

Color Guard (Senior)

$90 $60   Yes
15

Color Guard (Junior)

$90 $60    
16

Color Guard (Military)

Trophy Trophy    
17

Antique Vehicles

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
18

Classic & Custom Vehicles

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
19

Antique Fire Engines

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
20

Commercial

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
21

Political

NC NC NC  
22

Non-Competitive (open)

NC NC NC  
Horse Entries (CSHA Judged)
23

Matched Pair

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
24

Working Western (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
25

Working Western (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
26

Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
27

Mounted Group (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
28

Mounted Group (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
29

Color Guard

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
30

Plain Western

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
31

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
32

Local Western (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
33

Local Western (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
34

Fancy Dress Western (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
35

Fancy Dress Western (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
36

Charro/Charra (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
37

Charro Mounted Group

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
38

Parade Horse (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
39

Future Horse Man/Woman

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
40

Miniature Horse (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
41

Junior Equestrian

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  

NC = Non-Competitive (not judged)

General Sweepstakes – Trophy
Equestrian Sweepstakes – Trophy

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Parade Sponsors

  Major Sponsors
 
 
Rotary Club of Livermore Livermore Sanitation
Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association

The Independent Newspaper
  Corporate Sponsors
 
 
Baughman’s Western Outfitters, Rory Janes

Beckman Investment Securities, David Greiner

Dr Jack Mills, Oral Surgery
 
Dublin Chevrolet

Fantasy Sound

Ising’s Culligan Water Service, Chris Ising
 
Steve Powell, Singing Winemaker

Weaver & McCartney Accountacy Corp, Tim Weaver
 
     
Al Avilla
Visiting Angels, Keith Beck
In Memory of Jerry Bireley, Kathleen Bireley
Law Office of Elizabeth S. Cassidy
Financial Advisor, Securities America, Christian Chukwuma
Robert Cowan Consulting
Kathy Coyle Internet Services
Tri-Valley Bank, Charles Crohare
Hertz Foundation, Jay Davis
State Farm Insurance, Kathy Farrell
Milt Finger
East Valley Termite Company, Vern Green
Charles & Khabira Hartwig
Barbara Hickman
ImageSetters, Evonne Hopkins
Bent Creek Winery, Carol Howell
Arne Kirkewoog
Tri-Valley Conservancy, Laura Mercier
Gene Morgan Insurance Agency, Mike Morgan
Al Lewis
eLivermore.com, Bill Nale
Don Nolte
Attorney at Law, Jack Noonan
Mony Nop Real Estate
Manuel Perry
Heritage Bank of Commerce, Rick Peterson
Marty Plone; M. P. Insurance Services, Mike Riehl
Tri-Valley Auto Body, JR Romero
Mary Anne Rozsa, Real Estate Agent
Ron Scott
Irv & Patty Stowers
Law Office of Jennifer Thaete
Livermore Physical Therapy, Angelika Voss-Quinn
Don Wentz
Alden Lane Nursery, Jacquie Williams-Courtright
John Shirley.

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Livermore Rodeo Parade Rules for 2015

 

  PARADE CLASSIFICATION must be entered on parade entry form. If you fail to do so, you will be classified as #22, Non-Competitive.
  NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEES: Commercial/Political Entries $125. All others $40. Checks should be made out to Livermore Rodeo Parade, and mailed to PO Box 845, Livermore, CA 94551.  Applications will not be processed prior to receipt of the fee.
  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.

  All Horse entries in a judged category must be present and ready for judging at 8:30 am at 3rd and “J” 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.
  FLOAT ENTRIES must have flame retardant materials or chemically treated decorations.
NON-HORSE ENTRIES are judged by the Rotary Club of Livermore.
NO SMOKING WHILE ON ROUTE! Motorized units must have fire extinguishers. No open flames on or around floats. No loud noisemakers to scare horses.
  CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES by parade participants is not allowed by City Ordinance. This includes parade lineup area as well as the parade route.
  PARADE ASSEMBLY TIME: Your entry packet (mailed a week prior to the parade), will contain - entry time, line-up location, and parking information.
  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 9:30 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.
  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 supervising.
  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.
  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.
  Decisions of the judges will be final.
  PARADE AWARDS will be announced and presented at Carnegie Park (see map) at 12:30 pm. Trophies, plaques, and ribbons must be picked up at the awards ceremony whereas cash award will be mailed to the address on the Entry Form.
Parade Committee reserves the right to refuse any entrant’s parade participation.

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.

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Grand Marshall Bio - Joan and Lynn Seppala
 

The Livermore Rotary Club has chosen scientist and Livermore Rotary Club member Lynn Seppala and Independent Publisher Joan Seppala to lead this year’s Rodeo Parade scheduled for June 13 in downtown Livermore. They will be honored as Grand Marshals because of their long standing commitment to the community.
The Seppalas have been involved in every aspect of the Tri-Valley, including science, education, the environment, cultural life, social services, sports and outdoor activities. Thirty-eight years ago, they met on a Sierra Club hike on the Pleasanton Ridge. They continued their love of the outdoors playing together on a coed adult soccer team for 15 years.

LLNL Scientist Lynn Seppala
In addition to a 37-year career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) designing innovative optical systems, Lynn has actively supported education, arts, health services and open space issues in the Valley.

Lynn was tapped to be a charter member of both the Las Positas College Foundation Board, where currently he is chair, and the University of Rochester’s San Francisco Bay Area Regional Cabinet.

He serves on several boards of the Bankhead Theater’s resident companies: Del Valle Fine Arts, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Rae Dorough Speaker Series and Pacific Chamber Symphony. As founding chair of the Pacific Chamber Symphony in Livermore, he was instrumental in bringing the group to the Bankhead Theater. He also has worked with the advisory boards of the Livermore Valley Opera and Shakespeare’s Associates.

A long-time active member of the Livermore Cultural Arts Council (LCAC), he managed the 2008 Sommerfest for LCAC, and was named marketing chair in 2013. Realizing the importance of downtown cultural events, last year the Marketing Committee revived Tuesday Tunes, the free concert series in front of the Bankhead Theater. In a cooperative effort with the Bankhead and LCAC, the 2015 free concert series “Evenings on the Green” will open for a 12 week run each Tuesday starting June 9.

Lynn’s community service includes work for Axis Community Health’s Capital Campaign Committee. He was a long time board member of the Friends of the Vineyards, and has been active supporting a broad spectrum of environmental issues.

He spent years creating optical systems for LLNL’s laser projects, ones that culminated in the design of the world’s largest laser, the National Ignition Facility (NIF). He also continued a key role in the optical design of the Large-aperture Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). When completed in 2022 high on a Chilean peak, it will be the largest light-gathering telescope in the world.

In 2011, he was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame and was chosen as a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of the University of Rochester. He was named both Distinguished Alumnus (2012) and Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (2014) of South Dakota State University.

Independent Publisher Joan Seppala
Almost 53 years ago, Joan Seppala founded The Independent. As its publisher, she focused the newspaper on curtailing the rapid growth of the Livermore Valley, thereby protecting its ranch lands and vineyards. Helping the arts to flourish emerged as an early theme, as well as social justice.

In the magazine celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Independent, she was quoted as saying, “We have believed in the traditional role of newspapers… We think that newspapers that continue to fight for what is right in the social, environmental and cultural realms will be fulfilling their obligation and satisfying their purpose.”
Joan not only promotes quality of life issues for the community through the news, but also participates personally in a variety of causes. To help create and sustain the establishment of the Alameda County and Livermore Urban Growth boundaries, she co-founded Citizens for Open Space in 1999 and Friends of Livermore a few years later.

Her interest in the cultural life of the community led her to work with others to launch the Livermore Cultural Arts Council in 1966, and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) in 1998. LVPAC built the Bankhead Theater, and manages it and the Bothwell Arts Center. As president, she worked with the County, the City and other benefactors last year to rid the Bankhead of its debt so that the theater could grow again. LVPAC is now becoming a cultural and educational force for the entire region.

Joan’s concern for social issues caused her to join with others to lead ValleyCare Alternatives, which fought successfully a change in director of ValleyCare as a community hospital.

Through a variety of approaches to education, she is collaborating with others to deal with the disparity between high and low income groups.
She regularly participates in the Livermore Chamber of Commerce Economic Development & Education Committee, and as a board member of the Valley Study Group, whose speakers typically focus on current science breakthroughs at the labs and elsewhere.

Her involvement in the broader community has been recognized with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 Champion for the Arts Award, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award from Tri-Valley YMCA and the Las Positas College Friend of the College Award.

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Community Service Award Bio - Steve Neef and Dennis Gambs
coordinators for the Carnegie Park Bandstand Project
 

Dennis Gambs

Born in Oakland, Dennis is a Bay Area native and fourth generation Californian. He moved to Livermore in 1980 with his wife Lisa where they raised their sons Christopher and Joseph. They have since gained a daughter in-law, Kelly, and grandson Henry.

Dennis has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley since he joined Rotary in 1999. He is a past club President and recipient of the Bill Webster Rotarian of the Year Award. He served on The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore’s Board for seven years.

Dennis is also a member of the Tri Valley Adult Day Care Board, which is working to re-establish a local adult day center. He has also served on the City of Livermore Design Review Committee and Alameda County Agricultural Advisory Committee.

Dennis is a licensed civil engineer and holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UC Berkeley and a Master’s degree in civil engineering from San Jose State University. Most of his professional career was spent with the Zone 7 Water Agency where he held a variety of positions responsible for planning, designing, and constructing water supply and flood control projects. He recently retired from the agency as a Principal Engineer after 34 years of service.

Dennis is very grateful to have worked for and served the community he lives in.

Steve Neef

Steve has lived in Livermore since 1958. He is married to Ludy who was from Medellin Colombia but has recently become an American citizen. He raised three sons, Michael, Christopher and David and has an eight-year-old daughter, Jessica at Junction Ave. School. He also has three grandchildren who live in Oregon.
Steve has been a member of the Rotary club of Livermore since 1998. He served as club secretary for three years and has helped manage several construction related projects for the club. He also chaired the Livermore Design Review committee for three years and is an active volunteer at Cornerstone Fellowship.

Steve graduated in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1980. He became a licensed civil engineer in 1984 and after a few years building wind turbines he established A. and E. design services. Steve has engineered over six thousand structures in twenty-eight years, including additions and remodels, custom homes, churches and a one hundred and fifty thousand square foot Factory Outlet Mall.

Steve has seen a lot of change in Livermore over the last fifty-seven years and hopes to continue to help the community progress in the right direction.



ROTARY BANDSTAND IN CARNEGIE PARK

The idea for the bandstand came from Livermore Downtown Inc. The Farmers Market held in Carnegie Park has no venue for musicians to perform. The scope of this bandstand project was well beyond the typical Rotary project, both in cost and effort. So longtime friends and Rotarians Steve Neef and Dennis Gambs teamed up to make the bandstand project happen. Steve, a building designer whose office is located directly across the street from Carnegie Park, designed the bandstand. While Dennis, a project manager with experience in working with public agencies, shepherded the project through the public review and city approval process.

The bandstand is a 20 foot octagon shaped gazebo over 18 feet high at the center. It has a conical wood roof with a cupola that is supported by steel columns on a concrete foundation. The bandstand is being constructed in Carnegie Park adjacent to “K” Street and is scheduled to be completed this summer. In addition to being used as a music venue for Farmers Market, the bandstand can be used for concerts, community ceremonies and theatrical events. In the future, the bandstand will also be used to acknowledge rodeo parade awards.

Steve and Dennis are honored to be chosen as the Community Service Award recipients by the Livermore Rotary Club.

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