4-H Named Top Entry In 2021 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Color Guard leads the 2021 County Fair & Rodeo Parade this morning on  Central Avenue. More weekend Fair & Rodeo festivities can be found at www.losalamosmainstreet.com/fair-and-rodeo. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Parade, ‘On the Road Again’, this morning on Central Avenue was 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. The High Country Team 4-H, comprised of local youth in grades K-12, completes projects and competes in competitions covering various areas including Science and Engineering, Creative Arts and Home Economics. Members compete annually locally, statewide and nationally. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 The Los Alamos Shrine Club wins second place in today’s parade. The Shrine of North America is perhaps best known for its colorful parades, circuses and clowns. But there also is a serious side to this international fraternity of approximately 400,000 men belonging to 190 Shrine Temples throughout North America. For more than 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. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Third place winner 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. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mounted Patrol Boy Scout Troop 22 marched in the parade with a horse carrying an empty saddle in memory of Scout Josh Miko,  one of the founding members of the Mounted Patrol who died in January in an accident. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A Boy Scout’s work is never done. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of the League of Women Voters marching in the the 2021 County Fair & Rodeo Parade this morning on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of the Hillstompers performing in the 2021 County Fair & Rodeo Parade this morning on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of the Legendary Longhorns, six longhorn steers participating in the parade for the first time. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2021 County Fair & Rodeo Parade this morning on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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