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The rodeo parade is on Saturday morning of "Rodeo Weekend", which is the second weekend of June.  It is held on 2nd Street.  These pictures are from June 8, 2013.
Over 1500 photos were taken.  If you would like the photos of your entry, please email webservant@elivermore.com.  There is no charge.
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Entries 1-7

#1 - Livermore Police Department


It has become a parade tradition to have the Livermore Police Department start our parade each year. Officer Justin Lash is riding a 2009 BMW motorcycle specially equipped for police enforcement. The Livermore Police Department’s Motor Unit was established in 1999 and is currently staffed with three Motor Officers.
Officer Lash started with the Livermore Police Department in 1998 and was assigned to the department’s Traffic Division in 2007. During his off time, Officer Lash enjoys camping and spending time with his family.
The Department is proud to display "Car 54", their 1954 Chevrolet Panel Wagon used for Traffic Education in the community. Car 54 was donated to the Livermore Police Department more than 10 years ago by the Altamont Cruisers and has been part of many community presentations, including the annual Rodeo Parade. It is being driven by Officer Tracy Rebiejo, who has been an LPD officer for over 22 years. Officer Rebiejo was assigned to the Traffic Unit as an education officer in 1991 and her passion is child passenger safety. You probably know that several times each year she holds workshops on proper installation of children's car seats.
The Livermore Police Department reminds you to buckle-up when driving, to stay safe for this Rodeo weekend.

#2 - VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard
2nd Place - Color Guard Senior


Please show respect for our flag by standing and removing your hats in recognition of our national colors, carried by The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Livermore Valley Post 7265 Color Guard.


#3 - Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
1st Place - Mounted Group

Now let's welcome our Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. Established in 1941, they are an all-volunteer organization led by Captain Linda Post. Under the direction of Sheriff Ahern, this group is assigned to the Office of Emergency Services. They help in both law enforcement and in community events. The Posse provides mounted crime prevention services at the Alameda County Fair and at Raider games at the Oracle Coliseum. Their animals are specially trained for these functions, of course. If you're interested in knowing more about this group, please feel free to talk with any of their members after the parade or at the Livermore Rodeo.


#4 - Livermore Stockman's Rodeo Assn./ Livermore Rodeo Foundation Presidents


Please give a big welcome to our 2013 Livermore Stockman's Rodeo Association President John Golta. He is accompanied by this year's Livermore Rodeo Foundation President Kathleen Minser. Both are long time Livermore residents, and have been a part of the Livermore Rodeo for 14 years. They feel honored to lead two amazing organizations, and are proud of the unique partnership that has been created. They would like to thank the directors, associate directors, active past directors and volunteers for all their hard work, to keep the spirit and tradition of the Livermore Rodeo alive.
John and Kathleen are riding in a 1930 Rat Rod, being driven by Rodeo Director Donny Perry. They are looking forward to seeing all of you rodeo fans this weekend at Livermore’s 95th "World’s Fastest Rodeo!"


#5 - Livermore Rodeo 1st Stage Coach - Grand Marshall - Steve Sweeney
Note: the number is incorrect on the stage.  It is entry #5, not 6.


Here come the Historic Livermore Rodeo stagecoaches!
Driving the first of two beautifully restored coaches is long-time Livermore resident Mel Silva.
Sitting next to Mel; we proudly present our 2013 Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal, retired Livermore Police Chief Steve Sweeney. Steve has lived in the Bay Area for 44 years. He was with the Livermore Police Department 29 years, serving as a patrol officer, SWAT Team member, Detective, Patrol Watch Commander, Operations Commander, and Support Services Division Commander. In October, 2007, Steve was promoted to the position of Chief of Police and served in that capacity until his retirement last March.
Steve lives in Livermore with his wife Nicole and their three children. Steve's family is riding inside the coach. They've long been involved in a host of Livermore volunteer groups and activities. We thank Steve and his family for their support to our community.
And congratulations, Steve, for being chosen Grand Marshal of our parade!



#6 - Livermore Rodeo 2nd Stage Coach
Note: this stage is labeled #5, but it is really #6.
It actually came later in the parade, but I moved the photos here.

Rachael Snedicor and Neal Snedicor

Next, also making its annual appearance in the Rodeo Parade is a second stage coach owned by the Livermore Rodeo.
These coaches are just two of the four owned and maintained by the Livermore Rodeo.
Riding shotgun on the coach is Don Edwards, a country/western troubadour who will be performing at the Bankhead theater tonight, 8pm
The City of Livermore originally owned 8 coaches, more than any other city in California. Both of these coaches are over 100 years old and have been rescued and restored by the Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association.
We thank the Livermore Rodeo and the Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association for letting us all see these historic stage coaches once again.
They'll be part of the Livermore Rodeo's "Grand Entry” both today and Sunday. Grand Entry on both days begins at 3:00, The Livermore Rodeo is fun for the entire family.




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