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2014 

HELLDORADO PARADE

Saturday, May 17, 2014

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

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.

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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' AT THE 2014 HELLDORADO PARADE

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WAIT - THERE IS MORE!

 

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2009 

HELLDORADO PARADE

May 16, 2009

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With Humble Gratitude
The Las Vegas Railroad Society Accepted

1st Place

'Most Creative Float' Award

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UNFORTUNATELY OUR HELLDORADO PARADE VIDEO
IS TEMPORARILY OUT OF ORDER:
 


2009 'LVRRS' FLOAT ORGANIZER"

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

ORIGINAL FLOAT DESIGN IDEA: Ron Trovato

STRUCTURAL DESIGN Bruno Platzer, Ron Trovato, Steve Davis.

It was hard work, good job gentlemen!

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

VOLUNTEER TEAM: Jeannine Davis, Steve Davis, Ron Trvovato

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

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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 which described that a 200 acre Railroad Park & Museum with reall train rides is now in the works.

The children's parents held up their arms toward us with a long-lasting 'thumbs-up' gesture, along with an unforgettable facial expression - 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 public responses while dealing with her own emotional tears, touched and moved by our community's utmost 'vote of approval' and their urgent plea, for us to continue with this important project!

Despite the cruel long-lasting world-wide recession, to this very day the Las Vegas Railroad Society did continue nonstop, with the slogan "We are here to stay" for the Southern Nevada children!

HELLDORADO JUDGES:

Helldorado Parade judges shared the public's opinion & voted in favor of the 2009 LVRRS float design for the Society to win first place for the MOST CREATIVE design. 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. Trudy: "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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Last minute preparations for the Float & 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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2009 / LV RAILROAD SOCIETY FLOAT:

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LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS:

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

2009 'LAS VEGAS RAILROAD SOCIETY' HELLDORADO.....

The LV Railroad Society had a long multiple-display parade within the Helldorado 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 followed
    Ian Dauth.

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

4] Local cheerleaders from Cram Middle School who supported the LVRRS Museum, walked 
    between show girl car & float truck with their cute red white & blue uniforms. Thank you ladies!!!!!

5] LV Railroad Society Float

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.
  

"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 / And others... 

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