The iconic green banner heralds the arrival of the Castro Valley High School Marching Band.
By Robert Souza
CASTRO VALLEY FORUM
Castro Valley’s new Streetscape Boulevard provided a lavish pathway for this year’s 32nd Annual Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade on Saturday.
A large crowd of spectators arrived early in the morning to stake claim on prime vantage points to enjoy the town’s traditional old-fashioned western parade.
“I’ve lived here for 40 years and have only missed the parade one year,” declared John Hales who arrived at 9 a.m. for his spot in front of the Chabot Cinema.
More than 70 units, including bands, floats from politicians, local schools, dance clubs and sports teams were lead by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse for the seven-block turnaround route between Lake Chabot and Redwood Road.
“Everything went well. We had a nice crowd and the entries were fantastic,” said Rotary organizer Bill Nott.