Hill Stompers Take First Place In Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade

IMG_3507.jpgAuthor and trails expert Craig Martin was the grand marshall for the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday on Central Avenue. The theme of this year’s parade was ‘Off the beaten path’. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3508.jpgMembers of the Los Alamos Hill Stompers march in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Saturday. The Hill Stompers took first place in the parade. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3511.jpgLos Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Queen Kelsey Decker, center, Princess Janey Michel and  Sweetheart Aspen Jaramillo ride in Saturday morning’s parade. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3512.jpgAlways lovely to see an older fire truck in a parade. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3597Mike Katko and LeAnne Parsons lead the Rotary Club of Los Alamos entry. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3598.jpgThe rodeo company joined the parade Saturday morning. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3599 (2).jpgGene Mortensen, the Voice of the Hilltoppers, and David Sutton of KRSN AM1490 are headed to ‘Los Alamos or Bust’. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3601.jpgThe Los Alamos League of Women Voters group came as suffragettes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constiturion, which prohibited the sates and the federal government from denying the right to vote to the citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.  The League entry took third place in the parade. Photo by Maire O’Neill//losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3603.jpgParade announcer Morrie Pongratz delivers information on the parade entries as judges, from right, Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott, CBFox president Andy Fox and Maire O’Neill, editor of the Los Alamos Reporter watch them go by.  The parade was produced by Los Alamos MainStreet and sponsored by Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust and Del Norte Credit Union. Photo by Lauren McDaniel

IMG_3608.jpgIt wouldn’t be a parade without the Los Alamos Shrine Club Association who turned out in force Saturday and took second  place. The Shrine of North America is perhaps best known for its colorful parades, circus and clowns but there is also a serious side to the Shriners. For more than 90 years, the Shrine has operated a network of specialised hospitals that treat children with orthopedic problems, burns and spinal cord injuries free of charge. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com IMG_3610.jpgLos Alamos High School Band at Saturday’s parade. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3611.jpgLos Alamos High School Band is always a crowd favorite at community parades. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

IMG_3509The Hill Stompers, as usual, bring their joyful sound to the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday morning. The group took first prize this year. The Hillstompers always exemplify the parade’s theme, Off the Beaten Path. The Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com