Main Street Parade kicks off Ramona’s rodeo Saturday

Saturday, May 17—Most residents and visitors lined the shady side of the street for the Main Street Parade this morning. Across the street, some braved the sun, but others chose what shade they could find.

Two Percherons pull the Robobank wagon carrying James T. Dukes, 8, one of the parade grand marshals. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Children and adults waved and applauded  as the parade entrants rode or walked from 13th to Fifth streets, and announcers staggered along the parade route kept everyone aware of what group, business or organization was passing by.

Leading the parade were two Boy Scouts carrying the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 banner followed by Ramona veterans from wars from World War II, Korea and Vietnam to Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The parade, which lasted about an hour and a quarter, kicked off Ramona Rodeo Saturday.

Rodeo weekend continues with the Saturday night performance of the 34th annual Ramona Rodeo at 7:30, Cowboy Church at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Kids Day from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, and the Sunday afternoon rodeo at 2:30. All will be in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Lane.

Mutton Bustin’ for ages 5 to 7 will be featured at halftime at each rodeo show. The first rodeo performance was Friday

Ramona Pop Warner's float rides down Main Street. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

at 7:30 p.m.

Rodeo arena gates open at 6 p.m. today and at noon Sunday.

A free family dance will be held in the ROCC pavilion after tonight’s rodeo.

Details of weekend events are at

Parade chairman Pat Donovan rides a tractor past Ramona Town Hall. Sentinel Photo/Maureen Robertson

Youngsters ride on the Catt Farm & Ranch Supply float. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Ramona is home to the Oasis Camel Dairy. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

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