High Country Team 4-H Of Los Alamos Takes First Place In County Fair And Rodeo Parade

The Los Alamos 4H entry was the first place winner in the Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos MainStreet

Part of the Los Alamos 4H entry in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos MainStreet

The Legendary Longhorns were a big hit in Saturday’s parade. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos Shrine Club participates in the parade. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School Band members pass Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets in Saturday morning’s parade. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Parade, “On the Road Again,” took place Saturday morning along Central Ave. downtown, organized by Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District and sponsored by Los Alamos County and Enterprise Bank & Trust. 

Judges Councilor David Reagor, Nambe Drugs Pharmacist Melissa Roybal and Los Alamos High School Principal Carter Payne determined the Los Alamos 4-H entry was the parade winner based on theme, creativity and effort. They win a prize for their top honor: $50 in Chamber Checks, redeemable at dozens of local businesses, a canteen and Los Alamos playing cards from the Los Alamos History Museum Store, and linen reusable bag from The Cricket Window. 

Runners-up included The Los Alamos Shrine Club and Lemonade Living, which represented the Developmental Disabilities and Special Needs Roundtable of Los Alamos. For the first time, the parade also welcomed the Legendary Longhorns, six longhorn steers. 

About the High Country Team 4-H of Los Alamos County 

Youth grades K-12 of Los Alamos County, complete projects, and compete in competitions covering various areas including Science and Engineering, Creative Arts, and Home Economics. Members compete locally, statewide and nationally each year.

About the Los Alamos Shrine ClubThe Shrine of North America is perhaps best known for its colorful parades, circuses and clowns. But there is also a serious side to this international fraternity of approximately 400,000 men belonging to 190 Shrine Temples throughout North America. For over 90 years the Shrine has operated a network of specialized hospitals that treat children with orthopedic problems, burns and spinal cord injuries free of charge. The Los Alamos Shrine entry was led by Steve Gough, 2021 Illustrious Potentate of New Mexico, from the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple in Albuquerque. Included in the Shrine line-up is the Los Alamos Shrine Clubs’ 1925 Model “T” truck and the Los Alamos Shrine Club Motor Patrol Go-Karts.|

About Lemonade Living & the Developmental Disabilities and Special Needs Roundtable of Los Alamos
Lemonade Living was excited to represent the Developmental Disabilities and Special Needs Roundtable of Los Alamos, a local cooperative of nonprofits including Lemonade Living, All Individuals First, Los Alamos Makers, Family Strengths Network, The Gifted Horse, Global Hydranencephaly Foundation, Los Alamos Public Schools, Rose Chocolatier, Los Alamos Family YMCA, Las Cumbres Community Services, and Lemonade Living Homestead Ranch School in collaboration with the Los Alamos Historical Society.

More weekend Fair & Rodeo festivities can be found at www.losalamosmainstreet.com/fair-and-rodeo.