July 4th, 2013 Parade Entrants

The following alphabetical list is incomplete – but has a description of the Parade Entrants who provided information.  (For a complete list in order of appearance go to Parade entrants in order of appearance):

Arthur Marthinson – 1943 military jeep

Bank of Marin

Blue Star Moms of Marin

Bushnell’s Irish Piper Band

Dr. Yvonne Cagle is going to be riding in an actual cockpit (on loan from the USS Hornet) which will be towed by a truck!

Dr. Yvonne Cagle is a NASA Astronaut and Family Physician.  In 2008 , Dr. Cagle retired as a Colonel in the USAF where she served as a Senior Flight Surgeon prior to her selection to the NASA Astronaut Corp in 1996.  In 2005, Dr. Cagle was assigned to the NASA/ARC as the lead ARC Astronaut Science Liaison and Strategic Relationships Manager for Google and other Silicon Valley Programmatic Partnerships.  Dr. Cagle’s groundbreaking work is preserving historic NASA space legacy data while, simultaneously, galvanizing NASA’s initiatives in global mapping, sustainable energies, green initiatives, and disaster preparedness. Dr. Cagle is advisor for the Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program (CRuSR).  Currently Dr. Cagle is on faculty and served as the NASA liaison and faculty for exploration and space exponential technologies with Singularity University.  Dr. Cagle also served as Guest Speaker for TEDx Brussels, Belgium 2012.

Electrical Vehicle Club of College of Marin

They are students interested in electric powered transportation including cars, bicycles and motor cycles.

FANCO – Filipino Americans of Northern Ca

Friends of Dogbone Meadow – decorated truck & animals

Girl Scouts Novato Service Unit

Daisy, Junior, Cadette and Ambassador Girl Scouts along with their amazing volunteer adults.

Garbarino’s WWII Military Museum

Golden Gate Basset Rescue

Saves bassets from Fresno to the Oregon border and across Northern Nevada.

Gus Stremme – 1955 Ford T-Bird

House of Steel

Military Recruit Training program prepares young men and women of Northern California for service in the Armed Forces of the U.S. with an extensive and hard core training program.

Ito’s White Tiger

Kyung Ku Tae Kwon Do

Students will demonstrate martial arts that you will often see in movies, TV or Olympic games.

Lake Country Animal Services

We will have the current dogs up for adoption but also inviting all our dogs who have already found their forever homes.

Love 2 Dance

We love to dance and perform!

Marin Christian Academy

Marin Model A Club

1928 Ford Model A

Melinda King

Mindy King is driving her late grandfather Bob King’s 1930 Model A speedster. He built it while fighting cancer. We all miss him and celebrate his life by driving his car in the parade.

Nave Patrola

It is a comic World War I marching unit composed of members of the Nave family and a group of fun loving people.  They have won numerous awards in comic and specialty entries.

Nostalgia Days – 7 vintage vehicles

Novato Disposal Service – truck + “Curbie”

Novato Elks Lodge

We work with veterans and military personnel and aid our community with charitable works and scholarships.

Novato Fountain of Ukes

Novato High School Air Force JROTC – color guard

Novato Historical Guild

Their goal is to preserve and raise awareness of Novato’s history.  They operate the Novato Historical and Hamilton Field Museums.

The Novato Kazoo Experiment – kazoo band

Novato Lions Club – passing out flags

Novato Mothers’ Club

Kids and parents are walking in the parade showing Fourth of July pride of country and community. The purpose of the organization is to provide mothers a nurturing environment, knowledge through shared experiences, friendship, activities and community to families with children of all ages.

Novato Police Department Teen Driver Safety Program

Novato Police Explorer Post 392

Police exploring provides educational programs for young adults on the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement.

Novato Sanitary District – television van

Novato Senior Center Club

Offers recreational, cultural, educational, community service and social welfare activities for seniors 50 and older.

Novato Summer Music Institute

A fun, affordable music summer camp for middle school students.

Novato Youth Center

Our programs include Child Development, athletic programs, youth and family counseling, community and school health education and Novato Wellness Center.

Peace Novato

Pini Ace Hardware

  • Serving Novato’s hardware needs for 95 years. The world famous Pini Plungers will perform. Our goal is to be the best hardware store ever!
  • 1931 Model A Ford pick up drive by Ben and Ellarene Young, owners of Pini Hardware from 1969 to 1983. They are parents of 3, grandparents of 12, great grandparents of 20.

Red Boy Pizza

Red Boy Pizza has been serving the Novato community for over 25 years and would like to showcase that we are more than just pizza and we offer only the freshest ingredients and that we also love to support our local schools.

Rugani’s Haunted House

Provides Halloween fund and collects canned food and cash donations for the Marin Community Food Bank.

St. Mary’s Girls Drum & Bell Corps

San Marin Reunion of the 1970’s

A group of San Marin graduates organizing the reunion for the 1970’s. We want to promote interest in the San Marin reunion of the 1970’s on August 17th, 2013.

The Space Station Museum

United States Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team -Hazmat trailer & boat


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Thank You to Our Donors:
  • Recology Sonoma Marin
  • The City of Novato
  • Pini Ace Hardware
  • Mark Mund Trucking
  • Marin Roto Rooter
  • Novato Builders Supply
  • Zenith Instant Print
  • County of Marin
  • Northgate Insurance
  • Personally Yours Photography
  • Randall Brothers Automotive
  • Novato Kitchens and Baths
  • Novato Chiropractor, Dr. William Buzbuzian
  • Rempe Construction