Photos: Finishing touches on 2020 Rose Parade floats

Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena
Volunteers Lila Paterson,13, left, and Avery Jones, 13, from Santa Monica, apply mums to a section of the Honda float titled “Our Hope for the Future,” under construction at the Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena.
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Volunteers have been busy putting the finishing touches on floats for the 2020 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.

Honda float titled, The Power of Dreams, Our Hope for the Future,”
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Above from left, volunteers Christy Orloski, Haylie Martine, Cayden Ellis, Jasmine Molina, Samantha Hernandez, and Brian Gallagher apply peach carnations to a section of the Honda float titled “Our Hope for the Future,” under construction at the Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena.

Float construction for Rose Parade
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Ben Klausner, 3, of La Crescenta, reacts with his aunt Kim Buckmaster of El Dorado Hills while viewing the float from Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo titiled “Aquatic Aspirations,” under construction at the Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena.

Float construction for 2020 Rose Parade
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Volunteers Barbara Westrum, left, of Moorpark and Jeanie Kozar, from Minnesota, apply seaweed to figures on the China Airlines float titled “Dreams of Flying, Wings of Hope,” under construction at the Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena.

Float construction for 202 Rose Parade
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Larry Dahm of San Francisco works on applying walnut shell grindings to the floor of the China Airlines float titled, “Dreams of Flying, Wings of Hope,” under construction at the Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena.

Rose Parade float construction
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Peggy Lui of Pasadena gets a helping hand from Mike Cohen, of Henderson, Nev., while preparing to install emerald ferns onto a section of the Blue Diamond Almonds float titled “The Best Almonds Make the Best Almondmilk,” under construction at the Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena.

Rose Parade float construction
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David Hirabayashi, left, works on applying millet seeds to the bottom of a turtle figure on the float from Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo titiled “Aquatic Aspirations,” under construction at the Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena.