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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.
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Entries 14-22

#14 - LARPD Board of Directors


Next we have the Directors of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.
Riding together are Board of Directors President Maryalice Faltings, Vice President David Hutchinson, and Director Beth Wilson. Driving is LARPD General Manager Tim Barry.
LARPD is your park and recreation agency in the Livermore area. It operates the Robert Livermore Community Center on East Avenue, ESS School Aged Childcare, Sycamore Grove Park, and all our neighborhood parks, swimming pools, sport fields, local trails, and the Robertson Park Rodeo Grounds.
LARPD hopes your family will take part in the many fun summer activities that are planned for you, including the Rodeo today and tomorrow.
We take this opportunity to thank Dublin Chevrolet for providing this beautiful car for the parade.


#15 - Livermore History Mobile LHG


The next entry is the new Livermore History Mobile, sponsored by the Livermore Heritage Guild and the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore.
The History Mobile is a donated recreation vehicle that was stripped, outfitted with display cases, and filled with Livermore artifacts. Volunteers did all work and local artist Vera Lowdermilk did the murals. The driver today is Ed Rominger with passengers Sandra Grafrath, and Nancy Mulligan. the project leader for the History Mobile.
The plan is to have the History Mobile visit our Livermore Elementary Schools, as well as appear at wine events, Ravenswood, and the Farmer’s markets, so all the community can have an opportunity to explore Livermore’s rich history.
The History Mobile and our historical fire trucks will all be available for touring after the parade in front of the Carnegie Library Building.


#16 - 1919 Ford Model T Chemical Fire Truck


Next from the Livermore Heritage Guild is a1919 Ford Model T Chemical Fire Truck. This tiny vehicle is Livermore’s first motorized fire truck.
The Chief of Livermore’s Volunteer Fire Department was a mechanic in a garage on 2nd St. He built this truck on a Ford Model T frame. It was restored to operating condition by a small team of Heritage Guild volunteers lead by Charles McFann.
Tim Sage is today’s driver and his passenger is Christine Thompson.


#17 - Liv.Her. 1920 Seagrave Fire Truck with Mayor & City Council

1st Place - Antique Vehicles

Now we have the 1920 Seagrave Fire Engine. Livermore’s first commercially-built fire engine. The 1920 Seagrave was purchased for the enormous price of $10,750 shortly after the original St. Michael’s Church burned to the ground in 1916. Twelve volunteer members of the Livermore Heritage Guild restored the vehicle to like-new condition. The restoration took 3˝ years. The gas consumption of this machine is somewhere between 1 and 4 miles per gallon depending on the engine's speed.
If you'd like to help support the continuing maintenance and operation of this beautiful Seagrave Fire Engine, donations are being accepted at the Carnegie Building or the Duarte Garage.
The Engineer’s seat is occupied today by Irv Stowers with Will Bolton in the Captain’s seat. Will is the curator of the Duarte Garage Museum.
(The Seagrave Fire Engine, is carrying Our Vice Mayor-Stewart Gary and City Council Members; Laureen Turner, Bob Woerner, and Doug Horner, with his wife Nadine.)



#18 - Livermore Heritage Guild's, 1944 Mack Fire Engine


Finishing up the Livermore Heritage Guild's entries is the, 1944 Mack Fire Engine. Livermore’s 3rd commercial fire engine, formerly called Engine 22.
It, too, has been refurbished and is maintained by volunteers at the Duarte Garage on North L Street. This is where all three of the fire trucks are housed by the Heritage Guild.
Bill Junk occupies the Engineer’s seat today and his daughter Susan Junk is in the Captain’s seat.
Jeff Kaskey, President of the Livermore Heritage Guild, is standing in the rear.



#19 - Livermore Rotary Club President


The Livermore Rotary Club is proud to present this year’s Rotary President, Ralph Sherman.
Ralph's father was an active Rotarian and he occasionally took his young son to the Washington D.C. Rotary meetings. There, Ralph met many leaders of our country who were Rotarians. With this experience he decided that when he grew up he wanted to become a Rotarian himself.
Being an active member of Rotary means working to fulfill Rotary's mission to carry out a variety of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs, not only locally but also nationally and world-wide. Rotary touches people's lives in many ways in many places. President Ralph Sherman welcomes everyone to our Rotary Rodeo parade.


#20 - Rotarian Foundation of Livermore Health Van/ValleyCare Health Systems

Following President Ralph, we have the Valley Care Mobile Health Unit joining the parade! The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore purchased this 39-foot, custom-made mobile health unit and donated it to Valley Care hospital in 2006. The hospital operates and maintains the unit, using it to provide care at schools, senior centers, and other places where mobile care might be needed.
The Valley Care Health System has been providing state-of-the-art; top quality health care to the Tri-Valley since 1961. As a not-for-profit locally owned organization, Valley Care reinvests any profits it makes into new technology and better services for all of us. Its exceptional medical staff offers you a wide array of world-class in-patient and out-patient services. They are dedicated to helping our community stay healthy.


#21 - Community Service Award Recipient - Susan Gallinger


Now please welcome the Livermore Rotary Rodeo Parade's Community Service Award winner, Susan Gallinger.
You might recognize Susan as our newly-retired Director of Library Services at the Livermore Public Library for the past 28 years. She's originally from the East Coast but she has lived and worked all over the United States prior to moving to Livermore. She is a member of the American Library Association, the Public Library Association, and the California Library Association. In her job as Director of Library Services, she has helped countless community groups with their service projects.
Susan is also a Past President of our Livermore Rotary Club and has served on the Board of the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore.
Susan enjoys travel, art, fashion design, theater, music, and golf. She continues to make a difference in our community, even in retirement.
Thank you, Susan, and congratulations on being chosen for our Community Service Award.


#22 - Cooleykatz Toys


Our next entry is a life-size Cooley toy wind-up car!
The toy car is an actual replica of a 1927 Bugatti, built by the owners of Cooleykatz Toys store, Pat and Nita Cooley.
Cooleykatz Toys has been downtown Livermore's old-school specialty and educational toy store for almost 7 years now! Whether you're looking for toys, games, puzzles, books, kites or whatever, they have something fun for kids of all ages. Come take a nostalgic stroll down memory lane to their store. It's located right here on Second Street.
COOLEYKATZ TOYS..."fun for growing minds"
Fun for the parents, too!


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