​​​​ The Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade & Trail's End Festival 

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PO BOX 13924     Scottsdale, AZ 85267

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Marshall Trimble - Our Grand Parade Marshal for 2017 has been called the “Will Rogers of Arizona.”  He can deliver anything from a serious history lecture to a stage concert of cowboy folk music and stories with a guitar. Trimble appears frequently on radio and television as a goodwill ambassador for the state. “Trimble’s Tales” are heard on radio stations around the state.  He answers questions about the Old West from readers all over the world in True West Magazine’s popular column, “Ask the Marshall.” He is considered the “Dean of Arizona historians” and has taught Arizona history at Scottsdale Community College for 40 years.  Trimble has written more than 20 books about Arizona and the West.  He is an educator, lecturer, folk singer and stage performer.  Trimble has received many honors as a historian, writer and performer.


The Stars of Scottsdale are families and individuals who have contributed to the history of Scottsdale.

George Cavalliere Family

An Old Town Scottsdale business that predates Arizona’s centennial.  Cavalliere’s Blacksmith Shop, on Brown Avenue and Second Street, still looks a lot like it did when Cavy Cavalliere opened it in 1909.  Later in the 1900’s his son, George “Doc” Cavalliere operated it with his son until 2009.  The Blacksmith Shop is now owned and operated by Cavy’s grandson, George Cavalliere and wife Elizabeth.  “Doc” was one of Scottsdale’s first Scottsdale Town Council members from 1951-1959 and owned the famous Reata Pass Steakhouse and Greasewood Flats from 1958-2014.  “Doc” was the last of George Sydney and Mary Alice Cavalliere’s eight children, who were one of Scottsdale’s turn-of-the-century pioneer families.  Today blacksmithing is an art and skill that isn’t used for repairing buckboard wheels, but rather to make many decorative products for the home.

The Corral Family –

Alvaro and Elena Corral opened the Los Olivos Mexican Patio Restaurant in Downtown Scottsdale in 1947 on the grandfather's land and their children grew up working in the restaurant.  Maria, Hector, Ruby and Johnny are all still part of the family members than run the restaurant. Tortillas are made at 5 o'clock with lard and red-chile pods are ground between two rocks.  Every morning the cooks make fresh sauces for the restaurant.  Los Olivos is a popular restaurant with residents and visitors.

The Herndon Family –

A Scottsdale Pioneer Family!

In 1975 Brick and Gwen Herndon bought the famous Handle Bar J saloon in North Scottsdale. With sons Ray, Ron, and Rick, the “J” became the hangout for thousands of regulars who enjoyed the western dance atmosphere and fantastic music.  Brothers Ray and Ron Herndon formed their band in 1986 and Ray has been part of Lyle Lovett’s band for many years.  You can hear the brothers today at noon on the Tombstone Stage.Handle Bar J is Scottsdale's Original Rib House with BBQ ribs and live music.  Unfortunately we have recently heard that our beloved Gwen Herndon has passed away. With sad hearts, we will miss her lovely smile every time we visited the  “J”

 Jim "Dusey" Dusenberry -

Jim Dusenberry’s family moved to Scottsdale in 1958 and participated in the parade when he was a young boy and his friends had a horse camp.  He joined the Jaycees in 1982 to get involved in Scottsdale activities and became the President in 1986 and Parada Boss which oversees the Rodeo and the Parade.  Jim is a team roper and has competed in rodeo around the state. He also road with the Hashknife Pony Express for 23 years.  Jim remembers that he learned many leadership skills while in the Jaycees that helped him in his business.  Jim still has his horses, three sons and one grandchild.



Country music fans were thrilled to hear that Tim Hattrick has returned to the airwaves as the ringleader of “The Tim, Ben and Brooke Show” on country station KNIX-FM (102.5). His show airs 5-10 a.m. along with Ben Campbell and Brooke Hoover.  Tim was recognized by the Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame and was named Personality of the Year by the Academy of Country Music when he was part of the Tim and Willy duo for ten years.  Recently KNIX has widened its playlists to include vintage country favorites and current hits.

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                             -ALAN RODBELL, Scottsdale Police Chief, AZ Chief of the Year

        -CODY DIKEMAN, Scottsdale Police Representative

                               -MIKE NORLING, Fire Officer of the Year, Scottsdale Fire Dep’t


                      -LAETITIA HUA, MISS SCOTTSDALE

Division I Spirit Line State Champs


             USA Army All America Bowl Coach


            Division 4A State Champs

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Saturday February 11th, 2017      Parade 10AM     Trails End Festival  12PM-4PM