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The Livermore Rodeo Parade will be held for the 101st time on June 8 starting at 10 a.m. in downtown Livermore.

The parade’s theme each year honors the city’s western heritage, supports the Livermore Rodeo, and provides a fun event for the community.

With the advent of the Livermore Rodeo in 1918, the Rodeo Parade has run simultaneous. Beginning in 1977, the Rotary Club of Livermore has hosted the parade.

Leading the event will be the Grand Marshal Leo Croce and Community Service Award recipients Officers Dave Martin and Matt Ishmael.

This year for the first time, the Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Department volunteers will be having a pancake breakfast in Carnegie Park before the parade for a small fee.

For a number of years, the Livermore School Music Boosters have been having a free BBQ lunch following the parade in Carnegie for the band members who participate in the parade. Any non-band members can go to the BBQ for a small fee.

Entries in the parade include an eclectic mix of marching bands, equestrian units, clowns, dance groups, color guard units, local businesses, Cub and Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts, antique vehicles, and military personnel.

Parade Committee Chairperson Paul Szmyd says that the Rotary Club of Livermore organizes the parade and its members along with there families help make the parade happen each year. 65+ people will be helping on parade day (not including the Boy Scouts from troop 939 who organize the parade area clean-up/pooper-scoopers). All the members of the Rotary Club help in some way. From 12,000 to 15,000 watch and 1400 march in the parade.

For further information contact, Paul Szmyd at 925-447-7892.