2014 

HELLDORADO PARADE

Saturday, May 17, 2014

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We are now seeking a volunteer float building team / Contact Us

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With Humble Gratitude
The Las Vegas Railroad Society Accepted

1st Place

'Best in Floats' Award

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2014 'LVRRS' FLOAT DESIGNER & ORGANIZER

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Trudy Platzer, Founding Chairman

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"THANK YOU"
2014 'LVRRS' FLOAT 'BUILDING' VOLUNTEER TEAM: 

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Keith McMillen, Ron Trovato, Bill Brown, Bruno Platzer.....

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"THANK YOU"
2014 FLOAT 'DECORATING' TEAM: 

Our 'Victorian Railroad Ladies' volunteers helped decorate our float with flowers and wreaths.
Our float building team mounded everything to the truck.

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THE UNIQUE FLOAT THEME WAS: Our 'Victorian Railroad Ladies' Women's Club Illustrated 'High Tea' In The Future 'Victorian Botanical Garden' On The Float / While Reenacting Our Educational Program '100 Years Of Steam Era Fashions'......

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"THANK YOU HELLDORADO PARADE JUDGES"

JUNE 4, 2014 THE LV RAILROAD SOCIETY WAS HONORED AT CITY HALL
FOR DISPLAYING THE 'BEST IN FLOATS' DECOR
AT THE 2014 HELLDORADO PARADE

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2009 

HELLDORADO PARADE

May 16, 2009

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We are now seeking a volunteer float building team / Contact Us

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With Humble Gratitude
The Las Vegas Railroad Society Accepted

1st Place

'Most Creative Float' Award

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ENJOY OUR HELLDORADO PARADE VIDEO
OUR EXTRA-LONG 'LVRRS' PARADE DISPLAY:
 


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2009 'LVRRS' FLOAT ORGANIZER"

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Trudy Platzer, Founding Chairman
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"THANK YOU"
2009 'LVRRS' FLOAT 'BUILDING' VOLUNTEER TEAM: 

ORIGINAL FLOAT DESIGN IDEA: Ron Trovato

STRUCTURAL DESIGN (from left to right): Bruno Platzer, Ron Trovato, Steve Davis.

It was hard work, good job gentlemen!

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"THANK YOU"
2009 FLOAT 'DECORATING' VOLUNTEER TEAM: 

FLOWER DECORATING VOLUNTEER TEAM: Jeannine Davis, Steve Davis,  Ron Trvovato

The flowers indicated future train excursions through the future 'Victorian Botanical Garden' inside the planned Railroad Heritage Park.

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2009 HELLDORADO VIDEO DESCRIPTION.....

LV Railroad Society had a 9-display-long parade with Float #63:

1] Ian Dauth (LVRRS Board of Advisors & Pilot) leading the long LV Railroad Society
    people display & float in uniform

2] Supportive cheerleaders in railroad uniform, red bandanas, railroad hats following
    Ian Dauth.

3] Ron Trovato & authentic looking Las Vegas show girl in red sports car, following cheerleaders 

4] Local cheerleaders from Cram Middle School supporting LVRRS Museum, walking 
    between show girl & float in red white & blue uniforms

5] LV Railroad Society Float (Driven by LVRRS Founders)

7] Local cheerleaders from Harney Middle School supporting railroad museum, by following
    the LVRRS float

8] LVRRS volunteers in a white pickup truck following supportive cheerleaders

9] More supportive cheerleaders in railroad uniform, red bandanas, railroad hats following
     the long LVRRS parade display.

The LV Railroad Society created the extra long parade within the Helldorado Parade.
                                                                     

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TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT 2009 HELLDORADO PARADE / BEHIND THE SCENES

COMMUNITY CHEERING:

Driving through downtown with the float, we saw children to the left and to the right jumping up and down, pointing their little fingers at our float and float banner, in turn, parents held up their arms toward us with a long-lasting 'thumbs-up' gesture, along with an unforgettable expression in their eyes - to please, please 'follow through' with this!!!!

Little did they know, that the LVRRS' Founding Chairman was sitting inside the float truck, watching all enthusiastic responses with emotional tears in her eyes, touched and moved by our community's utmost 'vote of approval' and their urgent plea for us to continue with this project, and despite the cruel recession, to this very day we did continue, and we are here to stay.....

HELLDORADO JUDGES:

Helldorado Parade judges shared the public's opinion & voted in favor of the LVRRS float design, to win first place for MOST CREATIVE design in 2009. It was an honor, but, we could not have done it without our loyal volunteers and supporters!

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TRAINS FOR DISPLAY

Provided by: Steve Davis / Steam Engine & railroad cars (Thank You!)
Provided by: Lou Banning / Diesel Locomotive & railroad cars (Thank You!)

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EVENT DONOR:

Thank you: Autobahn Automotive Inc.

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LVRRS TRUCK JUST ARRIVED DOWNTOWN:

Last minute finishing touches on location; just about to unstrap the engines for the parde. It was a lot of work, but an unforgettable exciting experience. We were a very, very long parade within the Helldorado parade and are very grateful to a couple of local schools who participated with their Cheerleaders, and also others , all listed by name below the pictures.

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Preparing The Float For The Parade

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"THANK YOU"
PACE CAR OWNER & DRIVER - RON TROVATO
 AND CHEERLEADERS

Volunteer Showgirl: Alexandra Zevalking / NV Model Talent Agency
Volunteer Driver: Ron Trovato

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LV RAILROAD SOCIETY BOARD MEMBERS ARE PLEASED:

Trudy Platzer / LVRRS Founding Chairman / Float Organizer
Ian Dauth / LVRRS Board of Advisors / Parade Volunteer

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LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS:

Bruno Platzer, LVRRS Co-Founder / Volunteer Float Builder
Steve Davis / Volunteer Float Builder


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The unique community support & float design demonstrates what's ahead at Las Vegas' official 'Railroad Heritage Museum Park'...

 

"THANK YOU"
2009 'LVRRS' HELLDORADO FLOAT
VOLUNTEER PARTICIPANTS 

1] Ian Dauth / Leading parade in uniform
2] Kelley Thomas / NV Model & Talent Agency, brought in show girl
3] Joann Madding / On pickup truck
4] Lilia Bard
/ On pickup truck

5] The George Ritter family / On pickup truck
6] The Vitiello family
/ On the train / Robin Vitiello / Vinnie Vitiello and 2 sons Frank & Nick (see below) 

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Frank - Vinnie - Nick

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MUSEUM BRICK
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Charity Begins in Our Own Home Town
And Not Abroad
Where We Don't Even Know
Where Our Hard Earned Money Goes!

We Care! Support Our Local Children!