Volunteers Sought to Help Adorn Rose Parade Floats
Glue, dried flowers and seeds were flying Thursday in Pasadena as thousands of volunteers turned out to help decorate floats for the Rose Parade, but the call was out for still more help.
At Bravo Productions’ float-building headquarters adjacent to the Rose Bowl, more than 150 “walk-in” volunteers showed up to help, in addition to hundreds of unpaid helpers from service and community organizations, youth groups and churches. They kept busy gluing the first round of decorations onto the mammoth floats, which will travel down the 5 1/2-mile parade route on New Year’s Day.
“We’ve got people all the way from Santa Fe Springs, San Diego and Illinois,” said Catherine Lockwood, spokeswoman for Bravo Productions, a float-building company. “We still could use volunteers, though.” Volunteers are being asked to work a minimum three-hour shift between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.