Everything’s coming up Roses [Part 4 of 4]

This rally wasn’t just about the parade although that would have been enough!  Besides the Get Acquainted Social, float decorating event, Showcase of Floats and the Parade itself there was a lot organized to keep us busy.

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Everything’s coming up Roses [Part 3 of 4]

Parade Day – alarm set for 4:30 am; on the bus at 5:45; bus departed at 6:00; in a traffic jam at 6:30; at our bleacher seats at 7:00; parade started at 8 a.m. Our $95 seats were 1 block down from the tv cameras so you couldn’t see us on tv – but I’m sure you could hear me squeal!

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses [Part 2 of 4]

It takes an army of volunteers to pull off this extravaganza and we really wanted to be part of  it.   We were keen on helping to decorate a float and all those interested from this Rally group participated in the city of Sierra Madre’s 83rd parade entry “I Think I Can”. This float is one of 6 that are “self built” which means that these floats are built entirely on all volunteer and all donation organizations.

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