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La Cañada float soars with help of Pasadena father-son team

La Cañada float soars with help of Pasadena father-son team
The La Canada Flintridge float, “Dino-Soar,” under construction days before the 124th Rose Parade.
(Cheryl Guerrero/Staff Photographer)

A Pasadena father-son team wore matching brown jumpsuits Tuesday morning as they made the final push to get a dinosaur down Colorado Boulevard.

With the work of Dwight Crumb, 64, and his son Dustin, 37, and a host of other volunteers, the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. float, “Dino-Saur,” won the Tournament of Roses award for best animation. The float features a brontosaurus inspired by pterodactyls to attempt flight. His large wings are among the 38 moving parts in the float, the most of any entry in the 124th Rose Parade.

“For people who work in animation, the award is a key one,” said Dwight Crumb.

Dustin Crumb was still focused in the minutes before the parade started.


“I can’t really rest until we get through the cameras,” he said, referring to the intersection on the parade route known as TV Corner, at Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards.
Dwight Crumb said the effort was rewarding in several ways.
“I consider myself very lucky to be spending a day a week with my son,” he said.


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