Burbank wins award in annual Rose Parade

January 7, 2013 by  

The 124th annual Rose Parade was a success for those from Burbank, La Canada Flintridge, South Pasadena, and Glendale – all of which won awards for their floats.

The Tournament of Roses judges presented the 2013 fantasy award to the Burbank float, ‘Deep Sea Adventures’. The float featured a submarine with a girl on top, being pulled along by seahorses. Different colored coral and a sea turtle also featured. The float for Glendale was called ‘Living the Good Life!’ and was presented with an award for depicting life in California. Some of the people who took part in the Rose Parade spoke of the emotion felt. One student at Harvard University had previously watched the parade on TV but was amazed by the feelings when taking part in the parade.

Hundreds of volunteers helped out on the day to make it a success. One volunteer has been helping out for 19 years from the age of 7 years old. His jumpsuit has been adorned with patches to represent each of the 19 years spent as a volunteer.

The float representing La Canada Flintridge, ‘Dino-Soar’, won the animation award, which was an accomplishment for the team who work in animation. According to Dwight Crumb and his son Dustin, the award is important for those in animation.

Although the annual parade is popular, local poster printing services will provide details of the event and the route of the parade. For those who create the floats, work will start well in advance of the next Rose Parade.