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, Late Ron Trovato, Steve Davis.
It was hard work, good job gentlemen!
2009 FLOWER FLOAT 'DECORATING' VOLUNTEER TEAM:
VOLUNTEER TEAM: Jeannine Davis, Steve Davis, Late Ron Trvovato
The flowers indicated future train excursions through the future 'Victorian Botanical Garden' inside the planned Railroad Museum Park.
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 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 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!
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. 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.
Last minute preparations for the Float & Parade
PACE CAR OWNER & DRIVER - RON TROVATO
Volunteer Showgirl: Alexandra Zevalking / NV Model Talent Agency
Volunteer Driver: Late Ron Trovato
2009 / LV RAILROAD SOCIETY BOARD MEMBERS ARE PLEASED:
Trudy Platzer / LVRRS Founding Chairman / 2009 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 Southern Nevada's' official 'Las Vegas Railroad Society Railroad Museum & Park'...
2009 'LAS VEGAS RAILROAD SOCIETY' HELLDORADO DESCRIPTION.....
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
3] Late 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 (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.