Rose Parade 2023 | South Pasadena Float Crew Needs Your Help!

Everyone is welcome and you don't need to be experienced to help the crew with construction and decorating.

PHOTO: SPTOR | South news | SPTOR volunteers hard at work three times a week constructing the float. Volunteers needed.

“This is the critical time for construction, and without it, frankly, we don’t have a float,” said Brant Dunlap, the chair of the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses, pointing out that additional help on the city’s entry is needed now.

Participation in the area of construction has been low and progress has been slower than normal. Anyone who wants to come and help with the building of the float is welcome. Come to the float site (next to the War Memorial Building at 435 Fair Oaks Avenue) on Saturday, October 29 from 8 AM to 5 PM to help the crew catch up on some projects. Remember, you don’t have to be a builder, welder or engineer to help with construction.

Scheduled Construction work days are:

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  • Tuesday nights from 6 PM to 10 PM
  • Wednesday nights from 6 PM to 10 PM
  • Thursday nights from 6 PM to 10 PM
  • Saturdays from 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM (as needed)
PHOTO: Tina Kistinger | South News | Flowers waiting to be used for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses float.

It’s time to start decorating the float. First up are the bricks that encircle the entire base of the float. On Saturday, October 29, the crew will be working on over 1,000 bricks. Each foam brick must be paper mâchéd, painted and decorated. Other items are to be decorated, but the bricks are the main focus.

Another way you can support the float is purchase raffle tickets and See’s Candy for Christmas. The popular Crunch Time Party is in the planning stage for later this year.

Come and join the fun to support the construction and decoration of our float and help South Pasadena continue the tradition of the oldest self-built float in the Rose Parade.

PHOTO: SPTOR | South News | SPTOR’s float design for the 2023 Rose Parade