Look to the sky: The U.S. Air Force’s B-2 stealth bomber Spirit will participate in its first parade with a flyover to begin the 108th Rose Parade.
Grand marshals: This year’s co-grand marshals are Olympic gold medalists Carl Lewis and Shannon Miller. In keeping with the parade theme of “Life’s Shining Moments,” Lewis and Miller have had their respective shining moments in track and field and women’s gymnastics in front of an international audience. They are the fourth joint co-marshals in parade history. Other past joint marshals, the Medal of Honor Men in 1952, the Apollo 12 astronauts in 1970, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in 1977 and His Grace, Cristobol Colon and Rep. Ben Nighthorse Campbell in 1992.
79th Rose Queen: Jennifer Elaine Halferty won this year’s crown in competition with more 750 Pasadena-area young women. She is a 17-year-old Pasadena resident attending Polytechnic School, where she is co-captain of the varsity cheerleading / song squad. The senior is also a peer counselor who plans to attend USC and pursue a career in international relations or linguistics.
VIEWING THE PARADE
When: Begins at 8 a.m. Jan. 1 and runs for about two hours. The Rose Bowl game starts at 2 p.m.
Driving to the parade: San Fernando Valley drivers take the Foothill Freeway east to Lake Avenue or Hill Avenue off-ramp.
Westside drivers take the Ventura Freeway to the Lake Avenue, Hill Avenue or Altadena Avenue off-ramp.
Pasadena Freeway drivers continue north on Arroyo Parkway to any major eastbound street and then walk north to Colorado Boulevard.
Parade parking: Pasadena police say those wishing to park within easy walking distance should arrive by 6 a.m. Overnight parking on Pasadena streets is allowed beginning at noon Dec. 31. All temporary “No Parking” areas and red curb zones remain off-limits. Any vehicle in violation will be towed immediately. Those planning to leave immediately after the parade passes their viewing position should park on the side of parade route nearest their destination. Reserve parking is available through Sharp Seating Co. (818) 795-4171 and Easy Parking (818) 286-7576.
Police suggest that people attending the parade who plan to go to Rose Bowl game park nearer the Rose Bowl and walk to the parade route. Parking at the bowl’s lots is $10 and the lots will open at 6 a.m. RV parking is available from Dec. 29 through Jan. 1 until 10 p.m. at $45 per night in lots at the Rose Bowl. It is an uphill hike of about 1 1/2 miles from the bowl to the parade route.
Bus schedule: The MTA will provide shuttles from downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The 401 and 483 lines will travel from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena.
The 260 bus will travel from Long Beach to Pasadena.
After the parade, shuttles, the 260 and 401 buses will leave from Marengo Avenue and Green Street and the 483 bus from Dayton Street and Fair Oaks Avenue. For additional information call 1-(800)-COMMUTE
Seating: Curbside viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon Dec. 31. Bleachers take up most of the corner of South Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, so curbside spectators are advised to head east of Old Pasadena and farther east the later they arrive. The north side of the boulevard gets some sunlight and is usually warmer. There will be 1,000 portable toilets in the streets surrounding the route. A few grandstand seats remain through Sharp Seating at (818) 795-4171. Parade viewing for those with disabilities: Viewing for the mobility-impaired is available at Pasadena Plaza. Parking will be at the Marengo Avenue parking structure at Marengo and Green Street behind the plaza. Space is limited to the mobility-impaired and one companion. Passes are required. Call (818) 791-1349 or (818) 405-4782 for pass information. Curbside viewing for the mobility-impaired is also available. For information call (818) 405-4621.
Parade rules: Those wishing to sit on curbs may save only the space they occupy. Tents are not allowed and areas cannot be roped off. Fires are permitted if it is not windy and they are in a fireproof container off the ground. Ladders and scaffolds are not permitted.
It is illegal to throw any projectile in the parade or the route, including “silly string” and marshmallows.
Order of Entries
1. U.S. Air Force Composite Band
2. Long Beach Mounted Police Color Guard
3. Eastman Kodak Co.
4. Ondine Genevoise Band
5. Target Stores
6. Western Group, an equestrian riding group
7. Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD)
8. Colony High School Cougar Marching Band
9. Dr Pepper
10. Pasobilities Peruvian Paso Horse Club
11. Tournament of Roses Grand Marshals
12. Optimist International
13. George Putnam Group
14. Countrywide Home Loans
15. Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets
16. Rose Queen and Royal Court
17. Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band
18. City of Torrance
19. Cal Poly Pomona / W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center
20. California State Polytechnic Universities--Pomona and San Luis Obispo
21. Iolani School Marching Band
23. Pac-10 Conference
24. Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band
25. City of Azusa
26. American Morgan Horse Unit
27. Farmers Insurance Group
28. La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn.
29. Los Angeles Unified All-District High School Honor Band
30. President of the Tournament of Roses
31. City of Los Angeles
32. California Firefighters Assn.
34. Scottsboro High School Band
35. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
36. Tennessee Walking Horse Assn.
37. City of Long Beach
38. Valley Hunt Club
39. Lutheran Laymen’s League
40. Salvation Army Band
41. Belgian Molly Mules
42. Big Ten Conference
43. Ohio State University Marching Band
44. City of Inglewood
45. B Troop 4th Cavalry
46. American Honda Motor Co.
47. Mayor of Pasadena
48. China Airlines
49. Norco Desperadoes
50. Kiwanis International--California, Nevada, Hawaii District
51. Londonderry High School Lancer Marching Band and Color Guard
52. Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. / City of Burbank
53. Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Museum’s Congress of Fancy Range Riders
54. City of Alhambra
55. Pickerington Tiger Marching Band
56. International House of Pancakes Restaurants
57. H. J. Heinz Co.
58. North Allegheny High School Marching Band
59. Rainbird Sprinkler Manufacturing Corp.
60. Monrovia Old Town Merchants Assn.
61. Wee Wheelers
62. Parsons Corp.
63. U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
64. U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
65. Ruby’s Restaurant
66. American Icelandic Horse Group
67. City of South Pasadena
68. Madison High School’s Marching Band
69. City of St. Louis
70. Autry Museum of Western Heritage Spirit of the West Riders
71. Sierra Madre Rose Float Assn.
72. Placer County 4-H Carriage and Draught Horse Driving Group
73. Simon Wiesenthal Center / Museum of Tolerance
74. U.S. Postal Service
75. Denver Citywide Marching Band
76. The Kingdom of Thailand
77. Mission Belles Equestrian Drill Team
78. Union Labor Life Insurance Co.
79. Tanner Appaloosa Group
80. Costa Rica
81. Calgary Stampede Show Band
82. Calgary Stampede Show Band Riders
83. United Airlines
84. Medieval Times
85. Automobile Club of Southern California
86. Joel E. Ferris Marching Band and Drill Team
88. The Martinez Family
89. Sunkist Growers
90. O’Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers
91. Family of Freemasonry
92. The New Buffalo Soldiers
93. Rotary International
94. Newnan High School Band
95. Edison International
96. Native American Group
97. National Exchange Club
98. Mann Theatres
99. International Andalusian Horses of Spain
100. Downey Rose Float Assn.
101. California State PTA
102. Shady Ladies of the Mother Lode
103. Portland Rose Festival Assn.
104. City of Glendale
105. North Park Middle School Band
106. City of Duarte, Calif. / City of Hope Medical Center
107. The Philippines
108. Rocky Mountain Riders
109. Arcadia Tournament of Roses Assn.
110. Camarillo White Horse Assn.
111. International Assn. of Lions Clubs
112. Riverside Community College Marching Tigers
113. Zembo Shrine Mounted Horse Patrol
1. Parade units form. Closed to the public.
2. Public display of floats after the parade from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special viewing for the disabled from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday.
The Police Department recommends avoiding Fair Oaks Ave. unless you have reserved parking in the area.
Eastbound and westbound Sierra Madre and San Gabriel Blvd. offramps closed 8 p.m. Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Eastbound Orange Grove offramp closed 8 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Del Mar Blvd. and Pasadena Ave. onramps and offramps closed 8 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Sources: Tournament of Roses Assn., city of Pasadena, Times files. Researched by Times correspondent RICHARD WINTON