Western theme wins

Molly Shore

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade officials have selected

“Moosic, Moosic, Moosic,” as Burbank’s winning float design for the

2004 procession.


A play on the words of the parade’s theme -- Music, Music, Music

-- the float will depict a cowpoke serenading his bovine charges

while he sits astride a horse out on a butte.

Next year’s winning entry is a joint submission of Burbank


Tournament of Roses Assn. members Jennifer Edward and Tamara


“Jennifer and I got together,” Carlson-Woodard said. “She had some

ideas and I put them on paper.”

Edward, who was the 2003 decorations chairwoman, said she relied

on Carlson- Woodard to sketch designs for several of her ideas

because her drawing skills are limited to stick figures.

However, for the cowpoke design, Edward said she used her


daughter’s Play-Doh to make the animals.

“We made little ‘sluggy-looking’ cows, and Tamara added a lot of

the float’s elements, as well,” Edward said.

Of the four entries the women submitted to the association, three

made it to the final round.

Their original winning entry was titled “At the Hop,” depicting a

jukebox and dancing animals wearing brightly colored socks. But

Pasadena officials rejected that design because they received other


entries with a jukebox theme, association President Teri Bastian


Now that the design committee knows what the winning entry is, it

has begun to work out details, including the float’s length, height,

colors and materials, Bastian said. The actual construction will

begin in May.

Because the horse might be as tall as 22 feet, Bastian said that

construction will have to include a mechanism to allow the horse to

bend so that they can get the float out of the city’s float barn and

under bridges.

Animation features will include the cows’ tails and heads moving,

and prairie dogs popping out of holes, Edward said.