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Livermore Rodeo Parade  2023
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Contents

On This Page

Grand Marshall & Community Service Award
Entry Forms, Rules, Etc.
2024 Parade Results
Parade Lineup
Lineup by Category
Parade Entry Categories
Parade Sponsors
Parade Rules

On Other Pages

Parade Photos on photo site (full res downloads) (uploaded now!)
Parade Photos (on web pages with parade script) (uploaded now!)

 

Parade Video now available
On Youtube, filmed by Nile Runge

Parade Route (PDF)

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


The 2023 Livermore Rodeo Parade was held on
 
June 10
beginning at 10:00am
 


Grand Marshall & Community Service Award

The Grand Marshall for 2023 is
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Fusion Team
Read bio


 


Community Service Award Recipient

Sonya Sheffield
Read bio


 

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


Entry Forms & Contact

Parade entry forms were emailed on early April to last year's participants.
They are due May 23, 2023 (Payment and final script is due then).  The forms will be available at the following links:

Click Here for the Parade Entry Cover Letter (PDF)
Click here for the entry form (PDF)
Click here for the Parade Route (PDF)

Contact Info:
Paul Szmyd
Parade Chairman 2020
Address: PO Box 845    Livermore, Ca. 94551
E-mail; Livermoreparade@yahoo.com

 

2023 Parade Results

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

General Sweepstakes Award

#27 - Livermore School of Dance

Equestrian Sweepstakes Award

#42 - Merced County Sheriff Posse

Links go to photos

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

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
20 Matched Pair #50 - Bill and Gwen Bernett - Matched Pair    
32 Silver Mounted (Open) #48 - Aahmes Shriners    
34 Sheriff's Posse #42 - Merced County Sheriff Posse #3 - Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse  
35 Fancy Parade Horse (Open) #44 - Golden M Farms    
40 Dancing Horses #46 - Rancho Las Palmas Oakdale    


General Entry Awards, Judged by Rotary Club of Livermore

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
5 Majorette Corps/Drill Team (Junior) #20 - Granada HS Cheer Team    
7 Amateur Float #52 - Alameda County 4-H Combined Del Arroyo, Crane Ridge & Valley Vista #64 - Livermore Filipino-American Organization #43 - Alameda County Cattlewomen
8 Commercial Floats #17 - Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District    
9 Novelty Unit Senior #35 - Asbury Grill Team    
10 Novelty Unit Junior #67 - Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio    
11 Color Guard (Senior) #2 - VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard #41 - Livermore Post 47 American Legion and the Branch 287 Fleet Reserve Association  
13 Color Guard (Military) #38 - US Military Armed Forces    
14 Antique Vehicles #57 - Gibson Tractor #51 - Alameda County Fair #39 - M.A.S.H. Jeep
15 Classic & Custom Vehicles #75 - 1955 Chevrolet Model 210 #72 - The Madhatters 4x4 Club #24 - Rotary Club of Livermore Valley President Kevin McCallum
17 Commercial Entry #27 - Livermore School of Dance #69 - KKIQ Radio Station  

 

2023 Parade Lineup

Click Here for a two page printable version in Acrobat format

Links go to the photo(s) of each entry.
(added after parade)

Entry
Position
Name of Entry & Website Photo Link Full Res
Photo Site
Page Link
Entry Class People Assemble
 Area
1 Livermore Police Department 1 to 14 19 10 3rd & J
2 VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard 1 to 14 11 12 3rd & J
3 Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse 1 to 14 34 15 3rd & J
4 Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen 2023 - Maci Hachmann 1 to 14 19 1 3rd & J
5 Miss Livermore Jr. Rodeo Queen 2023 - Jessi Owens 1 to 14 19 1 3rd & J
6 Livermore Rodeo Presidents Bryan Fagundas & Kathleen Minser
   in a 1930 Model A Driven By: Past President Craig Rivers
1 to 14 19 4 3rd & J
7 Large Horse Drawn Stage Coach - Driven By: Mel Silva 1 to 14 19 6 3rd & J
8 Small Horse Drawn Stage Coach - Driven By: Shawn Silva 1 to 14 19 6 3rd & J
9 2023 Miss Livermore Rodeo Princesses Horse Drawn Open Carriage - Driven By: Carrie Osborn 1 to 14 19 6 3rd & J
10 1923 Doan Truck Driven By Past President: Don Podesta 1 to 14 19 5 3rd & J
11 SPURS Float - SPURS in Motion Truck and trailer - Driven By: Chris Waller 1 to 14 19 8 3rd & J
12 Riata Ranch Drill Team 1 to 14 19 10 3rd & J
13 Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen & Jr. Queen 1 to 14 19 2 3rd & J
14 2023 Grand Marshall, The Livermore Lab Fusion Team 1 to 14 19 20 3rd & J
15 Livermore Chamber of Commerce 15 to 23 19 15 3rd & J
16 California Highway Patrol 15 to 23 19 4 3rd & J
17 Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 15 to 23 8 20 3rd & J
18 Granada H.S. Matador Marching Matadors 15 to 23 3 80 3rd & J
19 Granada High School Matador Football Team 15 to 23 19 25 3rd & J
20 Granada HS Cheer Team 15 to 23 5 65 3rd & J
21 Rotary Club President Sblend Sblendorio Driven by Rotarian Ed Coats. 15 to 23 19 2 3rd & J
22 2023 Community Service Award Recipient, Sonia Sheffield, Driven by Dick Jones 15 to 23 19 3 3rd & J
23 Livermore Mayor and City Council Members 15 to 23 18 10 3rd & J
24 Rotary Club of Livermore Valley President Kevin McCallum 24 to 40a 15 2 3rd & J
25 Directors of LARPD 24 to 40a 19 25 3rd & J
26 David Haubert, Alameda County Supervisor District 1 24 to 40a 18 6 3rd & J
27 Livermore School of Dance 24 to 40a 17 50 3rd & J
28 David "Stilts" Volponi 24 to 40a 19 1 3rd & J
29 Livermore Heritage Guild's, 1944 Mack Fire Engine 24 to 40a 19 6 3rd & J
30 1919 Ford Model T Chemical Fire Truck 24 to 40a 19 2 3rd & J
31 Hagemann Farm Hay Wagon 24 to 40a 19 12 3rd & J
32 Livermore History Mobile 24 to 40a 19 2 3rd & J
33 Livermore High School Gravitech X 24 to 40a 19 5 4th & K
34 Alzheimer's Association-East Bay Walk to End Alzheimer's 24 to 40a 19 15 4th & K
35 Asbury Grill Team 24 to 40a 9 20 4th & K
36 Livermore Cultural Arts Council 24 to 40a 19 5 4th & K
37 Junction Ave. K-8 Color Guard 24 to 40a 2 20 4th & K
38 US Military Armed Forces 24 to 40a 13 20 4th & K
39 M.A.S.H. Jeep 24 to 40a 14 4 4th & K
40 Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA) 24 to 40a 19 3 4th & K
40a World War II Jeep and Truck-"Freedom Is Not Free" 24 to 40a 19 4 4th & K
41 Livermore Post 47 American Legion and the Branch 287 Fleet Reserve Association 41 to 57 11 50 4th & K
42 Merced County Sheriff Posse 41 to 57 34 4 4th & K
43 Alameda County Cattlewomen 41 to 57 7 7 4th & L
44 Golden M Farms 41 to 57 35 10 4th & L
45 Salinas Rodeo SUV 41 to 57 19 2 4th & L
46 Rancho Las Palmas Oakdale 41 to 57 40 6 4th & L
47 Reins in Motion Foundation 41 to 57 19 20 4th & L
48 Aahmes Shriners 41 to 57 32 40 4th & L
49 Billings Equestrian 41 to 57 7 10 4th & L
50 Bill and Gwen Bernett - Matched Pair 41 to 57 20 2 4th & L
51 Alameda County Fair 41 to 57 14 10 4th & L
52 Alameda County 4-H Combined Del Arroyo, Crane Ridge & Valley Vista 41 to 57 7 35 4th & L
53 Spawn of Skatin 41 to 57 19 10 4th & M
54 CAPE Inc. 41 to 57 19 10

4th & M

55 City of Livermore Water Resources Division 41 to 57 19 5 4th & M
56 Livermore Bulls Football and Cheer 41 to 57 19 40 4th & M
57 Gibson Tractor 41 to 57 14 1 4th & M
58 Livermore Schools Combined Middle School Advanced Bands 58 to 67 2 50 4th & M
59 Livermore Indivisible 58 to 67 18 20 4th & M
60 Boy Scouts of America Troop 939 58 to 67 19 6 4th & M
61 The Future of Livermore-Kids on float for BTC Bob Tedrick Construction Inc. 58 to 67 19 24 4th & M
62 Livermore Phantom Lacrosse Club 58 to 67 19 30 4th & N
63 Edith Villapudua- Candidate for State Senate District 5 58 to 67 18 30 4th & N
64 Livermore Filipino-American Organization 58 to 67 7 20 4th & N
65 SPARC Theater Summer Announcement 58 to 67 19 15 4th & N
66 Hindu Community and Cultural Center 58 to 67 19 25 4th & N
67 Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio 58 to 67 10 25 4th & N
68 Mosaic Lodge No. 218 Free and Accepted Masons 68 to 79 19 25 4th & N
69 KKIQ Radio Station 68 to 79 17 2 4th & N
70 Celebration Church of Livermore 68 to 79 19 50 3rd & P
71 The 4X4 Shop With the Madhatters 4x4 Club 68 to 79 19 25

3rd & P

72 The Madhatters 4x4 Club 68 to 79 15 24 3rd & P
73 Livermore H.S. Cowboys Football Team 68 to 79 19 20 4th & N
74 Livermore High School Cowboy Marching Band 68 to 79 3 80 4th & N
75 1955 Chevrolet Model 210 68 to 79 15 4

4th & O

76 Livermore High School Dance Team 68 to 79 19 20 4th & O
77 Wheels (LvAmVyTrAth) Rideo Bus 68 to 79 19 5 2nd & P
78 Wheels (LvAmVyTrAth) Memorial Madden Cruiser 68 to 79 19 5 2nd & P
79 Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Department. 68 to 79 19 10 2nd & P

Numbers 1 to 32 must be in line by 9:30am
Numbers 33 to 42 must be in line by 9:45am
Numbers 43 to 59 must be in line by 10:00am
Numbers 60 to 69 must be in line by 10:20am
Numbers 70 to 75 must be in line by 10:30am
Numbers 77 to 79 must be in line by 10:40am

Entries by Category

NC = Non-competitive (Categories 1, 2, 3, 18, 19)
Categories 4-17 and 20-38 are judged.

 
Entry Class
number
Category
Name
Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
People
5 Majorette Corps/Drill Team (Junior) 20 1 Granada HS Cheer Team 65
7 Amateur Float 43 3 Alameda County Cattlewomen 7
7 Amateur Float 49   Billings Equestrian 10
7 Amateur Float 52 1 Alameda County 4-H Combined Del Arroyo, Crane Ridge & Valley Vista 35
7 Amateur Float 64 2 Livermore Filipino-American Organization 20
8 Commercial Floats 17 1 Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 20
9 Novelty Unit (Senior) 35 1 Asbury Grill Team 20
10 Novelty Unit (Junior) 67 1 Sunshine Dance & Cheer Studio  - Grand Sweepstake Award 25
11 Color Guard (Senior) 2 1 VFW Post # 7265 Color Guard 12
11 Color Guard (Senior) 41 2 Livermore Post 47 American Legion and the Branch 287 Fleet Reserve Association 50
13 Color Guard (Military) 38 1 US Military Armed Forces 20
14 Antique Vehicles 39 3 M.A.S.H. Jeep 4
14 Antique Vehicles 51 2 Alameda County Fair 10
14 Antique Vehicles 57 1 Gibson Tractor 1
15 Classic & Custom Vehicles 24 3 Rotary Club of Livermore Valley President Kevin McCallum 2
15 Classic & Custom Vehicles 75 1 1955 Chevrolet Model 210 4
15 Classic & Custom Vehicles 72 2 The Madhatters 4x4 Club 24
17 Commercial 27 1 Livermore School of Dance 50
17 Commercial 69 2 KKIQ Radio Station 2
20 Matched Pair 50 1 Bill and Gwen Bernett - Matched Pair 2
32 Silver Mounted (Open) 48 1 Aahmes Shriners 40
34 Sheriff's Posse 3 2 Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse 15
34 Sheriff's Posse 42 1 Merced County Sheriff Posse - Equestrian Sweepstakes Trophy 4
35 Parade Horse (Open) 44 1 Golden M Farms 10
40 Dancing Horses 46 1 Rancho Las Palmas Oakdale 6

Non-Competitive
Entry Class
number
Category
Name
Entry
Position
  Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
People
2 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 37   Junction Ave. K-8 Color Guard 20
2 Elementary, Jr. High Bands 58   Livermore Schools Combined Middle School Advanced Bands 50
3 High School Bands 18   Granada H.S. Matador Marching Matadors 80
3 High School Bands 74   Livermore High School Cowboy Marching Band 80
18 Political 23   Livermore Mayor and City Council Members 10
18 Political 26   David Haubert, Alameda County Supervisor District 1 6
18 Political 59   Livermore Indivisible 20
18 Political 63   Edith Villapudua- Candidate for State Senate District 5 30
19 Non-Competitive (open) 1   Livermore Police Department 10
19 Non-Competitive (open) 4   Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen 2023 - Maci Hachmann 1
19 Non-Competitive (open) 5   Miss Livermore Jr. Rodeo Queen 2023 - Jessi Owens 1
19 Non-Competitive (open) 6   Livermore Rodeo Presidents Bryan Fagundas & Kathleen Minser
   in a 1930 Model A Driven By: Past President Craig Rivers
4
19 Non-Competitive (open) 7   Large Horse Drawn Stage Coach - Driven By: Mel Silva 6
19 Non-Competitive (open) 8   Small Horse Drawn Stage Coach - Driven By: Shawn Silva 6
19 Non-Competitive (open) 9   2023 Miss Livermore Rodeo Princesses Horse Drawn Open Carriage - Driven By: Carrie Osborn 6
19 Non-Competitive (open) 10   1923 Doan Truck Driven By Past President: Don Podesta 5
19 Non-Competitive (open) 11   SPURS Float - SPURS in Motion Truck and trailer - Driven By: Chris Waller 8
19 Non-Competitive (open) 12   Riata Ranch Drill Team 10
19 Non-Competitive (open) 13   Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen & Jr. Queen 2
19 Non-Competitive (open) 14   2023 Grand Marshall, The Livermore Lab Fusion Team 20
19 Non-Competitive (open) 15   Livermore Chamber of Commerce 15
19 Non-Competitive (open) 16   California Highway Patrol 4
19 Non-Competitive (open) 19   Granada High School Matador Football Team 25
19 Non-Competitive (open) 21   Rotary Club President Sblend Sblendorio Driven by Rotarian Ed Coats. 2
19 Non-Competitive (open) 22   2023 Community Service Award Recipient, Sonia Sheffield, Driven by Dick Jones 3
19 Non-Competitive (open) 25   Directors of LARPD 25
19 Non-Competitive (open) 28   David "Stilts" Volponi 1
19 Non-Competitive (open) 29   Livermore Heritage Guild's, 1944 Mack Fire Engine 6
19 Non-Competitive (open) 30   1919 Ford Model T Chemical Fire Truck 2
19 Non-Competitive (open) 31   Hagemann Farm Hay Wagon 12
19 Non-Competitive (open) 32   Livermore History Mobile 2
19 Non-Competitive (open) 33   Livermore High School Gravitech X 5
19 Non-Competitive (open) 34   Alzheimer's Association-East Bay Walk to End Alzheimer's 15
19 Non-Competitive (open) 36   Livermore Cultural Arts Council 5
19 Non-Competitive (open) 40   Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA) 3
19 Non-Competitive (open)

40a

  World War II Jeep and Truck-"Freedom Is Not Free" 4
19 Non-Competitive (open) 45   Salinas Rodeo SUV 2
19 Non-Competitive (open) 47   Reins in Motion Foundation 20
19 Non-Competitive (open) 53   Spawn of Skatin 10
19 Non-Competitive (open) 54   CAPE Inc. 10
19 Non-Competitive (open) 55   City of Livermore Water Resources Division 5
19 Non-Competitive (open) 56   Livermore Bulls Football and Cheer 40
19 Non-Competitive (open) 60   Boy Scouts of America Troop 939 6
19 Non-Competitive (open) 61   The Future of Livermore-Kids on float for BTC Bob Tedrick Construction Inc. 24
19 Non-Competitive (open) 62   Livermore Phantom Lacrosse Club 30
19 Non-Competitive (open) 65   SPARC Theater Summer Announcement 15
19 Non-Competitive (open) 66   Hindu Community and Cultural Center 25
19 Non-Competitive (open) 68   Mosaic Lodge No. 218 Free and Accepted Masons 25
19 Non-Competitive (open) 70   Celebration Church of Livermore 50
19 Non-Competitive (open) 71   The 4X4 Shop With the Madhatters 4x4 Club 25
19 Non-Competitive (open) 73   Livermore H.S. Cowboys Football Team 20
19 Non-Competitive (open) 76   Livermore High School Dance Team 20
19 Non-Competitive (open) 77   Wheels (LvAmVyTrAth) Rideo Bus 5
19 Non-Competitive (open) 78   Wheels (LvAmVyTrAth) Memorial Madden Cruiser 5
19 Non-Competitive (open) 79   Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Department. 10

 

 

Parade Entry Categories

Not all categories have entries.
 

Class #

Category

1st 2nd 3rd Awarded in 2022
Bands
1

Civilian/Military Bands

NC NC NC  
2

Elementary, Jr. High Bands

NC NC NC  
3

High School Bands

NC NC NC
Marching Units
4

Majorette Corps/Drill Teams (Senior)

$165 $110   Yes
5

Majorette Corps/Drill Teams (Junior)

$140 $65   Yes
6

Solo Majorette

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
Floats
7

Amateur Float

$165 $110 $60 Yes
8

Commercial Floats

$165 $110 $60
Novelty Units
9

Novelty Unit (Senior)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

Yes

10

Novelty Unit (Junior)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

Yes
Color Guards
11

Color Guard (Senior)

$90 $60   Yes
12

Color Guard (Junior)

$90 $60    
13

Color Guard (Military)

Trophy

Trophy

 

Yes
Vehicles
14

Antique Vehicles

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

Yes
15

Classic & Custom Vehicles

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

Yes
Fire Engines
16

Antique Fire Engines

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
Miscellaneous
17

Commercial

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
18

Political

NC NC NC  
19

Non-Competitive (open)

NC NC NC  
Horse Entries (CSHA Judged)
20

Matched Pair

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
21

Working Western (Senior)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
22

Working Western (Junior)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
23

Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
24

Mounted Group (Senior)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

Yes
25

Mounted Group (Junior)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

Yes
26

Color Guard

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
27

Plain Western

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
28

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
29

Local Western (Senior)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
30

Local Western (Junior)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
31

Fancy Dress Western (Open)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
32

Silver Mounted (Open)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
33

Charro/Charra (Open)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
34

Sheriff's Posse

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

Yes
35

Parade Horse (Open)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
36

Future Horse Man/Woman

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
37

Miniature Horse (Open)

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 
38

Junior Equestrian

Trophy

Trophy

Ribbon

 

NC = Non-Competitive (not judged)

General Sweepstakes – Trophy
Equestrian Sweepstakes – Trophy

Parade Sponsors

 

 

Major Sponsors
 

 

Topcon
 

Rotary Club of Livermore

Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association

Enterprise

Livermore Sanitation

     
Wente Vineyards

Baughman's Western Outfitters

The Independent Newspaper


Past Major Corporate Sponsors

Topcon Positioning Systems
Baughman's Western Outfitters
City of Livermore


Wente Vineyards
Livermore Sanitation
Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association

Independent Newspaper
Enterprise Car Rental
LARPD


Past Corporate Sponsors

Alden Lane Nursery
Big White House Winery
Crown Trophy
Fantasy Sound
Gene Morgan Insurance Agency


Ising’s Culligan Water Service
Law Office of Jennifer Thaete PC
Livermore Stockmen’s Rodeo Association, Livermore/Concord Feed and Livestock
Oral Surgery Office of Dr. Jack Mills

Pedrozzi Foundation, Tri-Valley Auto Body
DBA Capital Insight Financial Group
Lori Souza
Kathlene Tabet
Visiting Angels

Past Parade Sponsors

Bent Creek Winery
Tim Berry
In Memory of Jerry Bireley- Kathleen Bireley
Kelly & Rob Bowers
Camino Press
Robert & Karen Cowan
The Coyle Family
Jay Davis
East Valley Termite Company


eLivermore
TJ Gilmartin
Charles & Khabira Hartwig
Kemper Group, CPA-Tim Weaver
Pat McMenamin
Securities America-Christian Chukwuma
Special Events Bay Area
Irv & Patty Stowers
The Singing Winemaker, Steve Powell
Paul Thompson
Don & Shari Wentz
LindaTinney
Mary Ann Rozsa-Real Estate Agent
Glenn Kubiak
Dale Chorney
Hoge, Fenton, Jones, & Appel
Norm's Towing

 

Livermore Rodeo Parade Rules for 2023

 

  PARADE CLASSIFICATION must be entered on parade entry form. If you fail to do so, you will be classified as #19, Non-Competitive.
  NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEES: Commercial/Political Entries $125. All others $45. Checks should be made out to Rotary Club of Livermore, and mailed to Livermore Rodeo Parade, 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.

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 7 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.
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) aapproximately 30 minutes following the parade. 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.

 

Grand Marshall Bio
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Fusion Team

On Dec. 5, 2022, more than 60 years of research and development came together when fusion ignition was achieved for the first time in history at our very own Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This breakthrough opens new realms of scientific exploration, helping to ensure U.S. national security and laying the groundwork for inertial fusion energy. Today we’re joined by representatives of the team who reached this historic milestone, including Livermore resident Kim Budil, director of LLNL.


 

 

 

Community Service Award Bio
Sonya Sheffield

Sonya Sheffield is a community contributor who consistently dedicates her time and resources to a multitude of causes and organizations. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, she established The Cookie Habit, the first purveyor of fresh baked cookies in the bay area, at Stanford Shopping Center.

Born and raised in the bay area, Ms. Sheffield has always been committed to making a positive impact in her communities Over the years, she has served on the Boards of the Junior League of Palo Alto, the Peninsula Volunteers, the Bay Window, the Rotary Club of Livermore, Livermore Valley Opera and the Pacific Chamber Orchestra, using her expertise and skills to help these organizations achieve their goals and make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

Sonya is also an active volunteer and mentor, working with a range of non-profit organizations such as the Children’s Health Council, Little House in Menlo Park, the Livermore Valley Opera, Shephard’s Gate, and BUILD. She is particularly dedicated to mentoring students through the Rotary READY program, helping students develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.

Sonya has 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

Ms. Sheffield's commitment to her community and her contributions have had a positive impact on many individuals and families. Her entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, and passion for giving back make her a true asset to any organization lucky enough to have her on board.

 

 

 


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