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Entries #224A through #233

#224A - Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Next up is the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District's "SAILING INTO THE FUTURE" float, featuring our Board of Education which includes Board President Kate Runyon, Board Trustees Craig Bueno, Chuck Rogge, Chris Wenzel, and Anne White. They're accompanied by Superintendent of Schools Kelly Bowers, Assistant Superintendents Cindy Alba and Chris Van Schaack, and Chief Business Official Susan Kinder, plus other members of Senior Cabinet.
They're dressed in nautical attire today, illustrating that they're sailing into the future and preparing students to be life-long learners, graduating with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world.



#225 - Cooleykatz Toys
2nd Place:
And here is the Cooleykatz Toys Wind-Up Toy Car! It's a replica of a 1927 Bugatti, built by owners Pat and Nita Cooley!
Cooleykatz Toys is Downtown Livermore’s specialty and educational toy store, with games, books, puzzles, toys, and fun for all ages! And they are located right here on Second Street!
Cooleykatz Toys was selected as the “Best Toy Store in the East Bay” in 2014, and once again in 2015. Cooleykatz Toys will be celebrating their 9th year in Livermore this summer, so drop in to look around and say “Hi!”
See also: Photos on the Before the Parade Page.



#226 - Pogonip - Miniature Horse Drawn Vehicle
1st Place:
Miniature Horse (Open)
Equestrian Sweepstakes Award

Itsy Bitsy Ranch of Sonora proudly presents Pogonip, a 22 year old. 33 inch miniature horse. This little guy is being driven by Connie Hawkins in her rare Buckeye Norena show cart. Pogonip has won many awards and titles over the years and is in the Miniature Horse Hall of Fame for Halter and Performance.
See also: Photos on the Before the Parade Page.



#227 - Hayley Green or her mule Gus.
2nd Place:
Future Horse Man/Woman
This is Hayley and her best friend Gus. Hayley is a 9 year old resident of Livermore and Gus is her 14 year old mule. They have shared an incredible bond since she was a baby. Hayley competes in Livermore junior rodeo but her favorite thing to do is go on trail rides with Gus. They enjoy riding through the hills, occasionally chasing cows, and just being together. They love playing tag together in the pasture and sharing carrots. It doesn't matter what they are doing, they are happy as long as they are doing it together!



#228 - Payton & Her horse named Dog
1st Place:
Future Horse Man/Woman
Here comes 4 year old Payton Gillians riding her horse named Dog. This is their third year at the Livermore Rodeo Parade. Since her first appearance here in 2013 they've won numerous sweepstakes awards. Last year she won C.S.H.A. (California State Horsemen's Assoc.) high point junior award.


#229 - Corky Fellingham riding her horse Kat
1st Place:
Plain Western
With Payton is her grandmother, Corky Fellingham, riding her horse Kat. Payton's grandfather, Corky's husband Paul, is driving the Wells Fargo stagecoach behind them. For all of them, riding in parades is a family tradition.



#230 - Wells Fargo Stagecoach
1st Place:
Pony / Hose Drawn Vehicles
And now, ladies and gentleman, here comes a living symbol of the American spirit, the Wells Fargo stagecoach, driven by Paul Fellingham. Today, the legendary Wells Fargo stagecoach proudly rolls through our town in our Livermore Rotary Rodeo Parade. Let’s give ‘em a big hand!



#231 - Alice in Wonderland
1st Place:
Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)
Here comes the Queen of Hearts, and with her is Madeline Hatter, filling in for her dad, the Mad Hatter, who is at a tea party today. They are here from Wonderland to ride for the Livermore-Pleasanton Elks Lodge.
Ashley and Audrey Belmessieri and their horse, Jackson, are delighted to be here today representing the Elks. Elks invest in the community by undertaking projects that address unmet needs, by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free.





#232 - Shelby Ohlhauser on her horse Weekend
1st Place:
Local Western (Junior)
Ten-year-old Shelby Ohlhauser and her horse Weekend are riding with pride for our Veterans! Shelby is a 3rd generation Livermore resident and has been riding in our Rodeo Parade for the past 5 years. She, too, is sponsored by the Livermore Elks Lodge. So long as there is a veteran, the Elks will never forget them.



#233 - Kelly Patten riding Chance
1st Place:
Junior Equestrian
Here is Kelly Patten of Dixon riding her horse, Chance. They are members of the California State Horsemen’s Association and the Wild Horse Wranglers Horse Club of Vacaville.
Today Kelly is representing the Junior Equestrian class and extends warm greetings to the people of Livermore. She is honored to be able to help celebrate our "wild west” heritage by riding in this longstanding, traditional parade!



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