Some float award winners for Rose Parade

Theme BannersHere are some of the winning floats:

Grand Marshal’s: “Helping Mother Nature Thrive,” Kaiser Permanente, Fiesta

Governor’s: “Life Starts Here,” Miracle-Gro, Fiesta

Animation: “Rollin’ On The River,” Sierra Madre Rose Float Association, self-built

Fantasy: “Fearless Flyer,” Trader Joe’s, Phoenix

Tournament Special: “Adventures in Real Food,” California Milk Advisory Board, Fiesta

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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6 Responses to Some float award winners for Rose Parade

  1. jeffpelline says:

    The band where I went to high school performed in the parade, and it turns out that the band director was a student of Pete Nowlen of Music in the Mountains at UC Davis. Small world!

  2. Ben Emery says:

    on a different note

    http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/lifestyle/20160101/rose-parade-closes-with-anti-trump-stunt-bernie-sanders-march

    “Parade viewers’ gaze turned to the sky as the words “America is Great! Trump is Disgusting,” appeared in skywriting above the parade route as it neared completion.”

    Separate from the skywriting campaign

    “We wanted to use the venue to send a positive message that people are supporting Sanders and that it’s important for people to get to know him, become aware of his platform and his story,” he said. “We need somebody who won’t just give us a slogan. Trump says things that are irresponsible.”

  3. jeffpelline says:

    It gives new meaning to “raining on a parade.” I thought I also saw a banner for “Draft Todd Juvinall for Supervisor.” I have March 11 marked on my calendar. LOL.

  4. jeffpelline says:

    Todd still thinks I created the parody website about him. He just doesn’t get it: I think it’s funny, but I didn’t create it. He can’t accept that a lot of people are laughing at him, not just me. Todd, run for County Supe, please!

    • Ben Emery says:

      Even Todd J daughter said she doesn’t agree with his politics on one of the threads. I feel bad for her and any other children of his when it comes to politics since so many people despise his positions and tone in their home town.

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