The 77th Annual Llano County Rodeo Parade celebrated a western tradition by successfully making its way through the streets of Llano, around the courthouse square, and into the history books. The 2012 Rodeo Parade on June 2nd was sponsored by the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Ratliff Chevrolet-Buick, and Stripes.
Llano Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Parade Chairman Jean Mueller would like to thank all the participants, everyone who came out to watch this year’s parade, Assistant Rodeo Parade Chairmen – Josh Rode, Charles Wendt, Johnny Sawyer, & Robby Puryear, and the Rodeo Parade Committee – Jennifer McMillan, Morrison Smith, Frank Rowell, Harold Goehmann, Celia Griffin, Kay Miller, Steve the Englishman, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director JoAnne Smith with staff Angela Lewis & Kim Webb & Board of Directors Elaine Schuessler & Tommy Nelms & Police Chief James Schilling and his officers, the Llano Senior Center, two Parade Announcers – KiTY Radio’s Bryan Reeder (By Llano National Bank) and Eric Schuessler (Courthouse Square), and the six judges from Llano, Austin, and Dripping Springs.
2012 RODEO PARADE WINNERS
1ST PLACE- San Saba Chamber of Commerce & 2011 Pecan Queen’s Court , From San Saba, Texas, 2ND PLACE- 2011 Llano County Rodeo Queen Dot Wooten & Junior Queen Cheyenne Bauman & 2012 Rodeo Queen Contestant Lindsey Palmer on Llano Chamber of Commerce Float, From Llano, Texas, 3RD PLACE- Gillespie County Fair Association, From Fredericksburg, Texas
1ST PLACE- Hopson’s Plant Ranch – Heavy Duty Truck & Trailer, Llano, Texas, 2ND PLACE- Miiller’s Llano Smokehouse – Truck & Trailer , Llano, 3RD PLACE- Inman’s Kitchen & Catering * Red Truck & Trailer with “The Kickers”, Llano
1ST PLACE- 2012 Rodeo Queen Contestant – Sarah Culpepper with miniature horse - Truck , Llano, 2ND PLACE- Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution in period costumes – Convertible Car , Buchanan Dam, 3RD PLACE- Stonewall Chamber of Commerce with 2011 Stonewall Peach Jamboree Queen – Truck, Stonewall
1ST PLACE- Whimseys Antiques – 1931 Model A Ford Truck , Llano , 2ND PLACE- Llano Nursing & Rehabilitation Center – Van , Llano, 3RD PLACE- River City Wrecker Service – Kids Cars & Trucks on Wrecker Truck , Llano
1ST PLACE- Hill Country Plungettes, Marble Falls, 2ND PLACE- Llano High School Cheerleaders (Varsity, JV, & Mascot) ,Llano, 3RD PLACE- Llano Junior High Cheerleaders , Llano
1ST PLACE- Cross & Spurs Cowboy Church – Horse Group (16), Buchanan Dam, 2ND PLACE- Hippie Cowgirls – Horses & Riders (8) , Llano, 3RD PLACE- Lockin’ S Ranch & Cowboy Cleaners – Horses, Riders & Golf Cart
1ST PLACE- 2012 Rodeo Queen Contestant – Desirae Holcomb – Horse & Rider, Llano, 2ND PLACE- Llano Carriage Company – Horses & Carriage driven by Howard Hutchings , Llano, 3RD PLACE- 2012 Rodeo Queen Contest Princess Division – Jordan Reed – Horse & Covered Surrey driven by Gail Sawyer , Llano
TRUCKS SPONSORED BY RATLIFF CHEVROLET - BUICK
GRAND MARSHAL- Jimmy Don Gray. CITIZENS OF THE YEAR- Harold & Joanie Castleman, ALL OF FAME- Hatty Sagebiel, EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR – Dr. Alice Smith, Nona Parks, Melinda Ward & Lillie Ball – (Lisa Petty unable to attend), SPONSOR FOR EARLY ENTRY AWARDS: STRIPES CONVENIENCE STORE, MOUNTED FLAG BEARERS (9 RIDERS AND HORSES), HEADED UP BY JERRY DON MOSS – Llano County Commissioner, Precinct 4
The 78th Annual Llano Rodeo & Parade will be Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, 2013. See you next year and HAPPY TRAILS!