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2009 'LVRRS' FLOAT ORGANIZER"
Trudy Platzer, Founding Chairman
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!
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.
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
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.
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT 2009 HELLDORADO PARADE / BEHIND THE SCENES
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 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!
TRAINS FOR DISPLAY
Provided by: Steve Davis / Steam Engine & railroad cars (Thank You!)
Provided by: Lou Banning / Diesel Locomotive & railroad cars (Thank You!)
Thank you: Autobahn Automotive Inc.
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.
Preparing The Float For The Parade
PACE CAR OWNER & DRIVER - RON TROVATO
Volunteer Showgirl: Alexandra Zevalking / NV Model Talent Agency
Volunteer Driver: Ron Trovato
LV RAILROAD SOCIETY BOARD MEMBERS ARE PLEASED:
Trudy Platzer / LVRRS Founding Chairman / Float Organizer
Ian Dauth / LVRRS Board of Advisors / Parade Volunteer
LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS:
Bruno Platzer, LVRRS Co-Founder / Volunteer Float Builder
Steve Davis / Volunteer Float Builder
The unique community support & float design demonstrates what's ahead at Las Vegas' official 'Railroad Heritage Museum Park'...