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Entries #201 through #210

#201 - Livermore Police Department

Following tradition, the first in our line-up is the Livermore Police Department and in the patrol car is our Police Chief Mike Harris.
Our Police Department has 90 sworn officers dedicated to serving the public and improving the overall quality of life for Livermore's residents.
The Department’s motorcycle unit was established in 1999 and is currently staffed with 3 Motor Officers. Riding today is Justin Lash. 
They remind you to buckle-up and put your cell phone out of sight when driving, to stay safe for this Rodeo weekend and every day.


#202 - VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard
2nd Place:
Color Guard (Senior)
Please stand, if you can, remove your hat, and place your right hand over your heart in recognition of the presentation of our National Colors.
They are carried by the Color Guard for the Livermore Valley Post #7265, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.


#203 - Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
1st Place:
Color Guard
The Alameda County Sheriff Department Mounted Posse representing Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, under the direction of Captain Linda Post. As always, they are proud to be here to celebrate the 2015 Livermore Rodeo.



#204 - Bailey Laughlin - Miss Livermore Rodeo 2015 riding Scarlett
Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen for 2015 is Bailey Laughlin, here riding her horse, Scarlett. Bailey can’t imagine her life without rodeo and is delighted and honored to be living out her greatest childhood dream of being chosen Livermore Rodeo Queen. Bailey is 18-years old and attends Granada High School.
See also: Photos on the Before the Parade Page.


#205 - Mayson Bothwell - Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen for 2015 riding Kendall
Close behind is Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen, 15-year-old Mayson Bothwell, riding her horse, Kendall. Mayson is proud that her family has been here in Livermore for 5 generations.
Mayson has been competing in rodeo for the last 2 years. Her specialty events are single stake, pole bending, goat tying and chute dogging. She is currently a freshman at Livermore High School, where she belongs to FFA, and plans to become a large animal vet. She will be showing her goat at the Alameda County Fair, starting next week.
And, as you can tell, she is very proud to be serving as the Miss Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen.


#206 - Livermore Rodeo Princesses
After the queens come the princesses, here in a horse-drawn open carriage!
The six Miss Livermore Rodeo Princesses for 2015 are:
Parker Anderson
Paige Fowler
Abbey Mavrakis
Grace Bargas
Hannah Cesaretti
Isabella Hermann


#207 - Livermore Stockman's Rodeo Assn./ Livermore Rodeo Foundation Presidents
Riding in a 1930 Rat Rod, driven by Alyssa Perry, we have Donnie Perry, president of the Livermore Stockmen’s Rodeo Association, and Kathleen Minser , president of the Livermore Rodeo Foundation. Both are longtime Livermore residents and have been a part of the Rodeo for many years.
Donnie and Kathleen are honored to lead these two organizations, and of the unique partnership that has been created. They want to thank everyone involved in keeping the spirit and tradition of the Livermore Rodeo alive and are looking forward to seeing all of you today and tomorrow at Livermore’s 97th “World’s Fastest Rodeo.”
Gates open at 11am and the Grand Entry is at 3pm.


#208 - Livermore Rodeo 1st Stage Coach with Grand Marshalls Joan and Lynn Seppala
Here come the historic Livermore Rodeo stagecoaches. Riding in this first stagecoach are our parade Grand Marshals, Lynn and Joan Seppala. Lynn is a retired scientist, having worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 37 years, and has led many of our tri-valley's community, cultural, and social programs. Joan is the founder and publisher of Livermore's Independent newspaper, focused on protecting ranch lands and vineyards. She is also a founder and president of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Riding with them are Lynn's mother, Kay Ward, and nieces Moli, Madi, Maci, and Sommer all from South Dakota!



#209 - Livermore Rodeo 2nd Stage Coach
Next, making its annual appearance in the Rodeo Parade is the second of the stage coaches owned and maintained by the Rodeo Association. The City of Livermore originally owned 8 coaches, more than any other city in California. These 2 coaches are over 100 years old and have been rescued and restored by the Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association. They will be part of the Livermore Rodeo's “Grand Entry” both today and Sunday.
Again, gates open at 11 a.m. and the Grand Entry begins at 3:00 at the Livermore Rodeo grounds in Robertson Park. The rodeo is fun for the entire family.


#210 - 1930 Model A Ford
This 1930 Model A Ford, driven by the Rodeo Association Past President Craig Rivers carries the winners of the Livermore Rodeo Downtown Window Contest, Cooly Katz Toys! Congratulations!



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