Calif. -- At the float viewing, people got the opportunity
to witness hundreds of volunteers decorate their floats. With
only hours away from the historic event of the year, the volunteers
are working hard together to finish up the last details. All the
floats are covered with organic fruit, flowers, and many other
products, including cinnamon for the San Gabriel float.
the Places You’ll Go!" is this year's Tournament of
Roses Parade theme. It will kick off tomorrow at 8 a.m. PST (11
a.m. EST) on ABC, NBC, The Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA 5, RFD
Bandfest event, the lineup includes talented bands from across
the nation, and also including a band from Mexico. These bands
are filled with talented musicians, and the crowd was loving every
second of the entertainment.
from New Orleans included a little drummer boy who was only in
first grade, but defineitly didn't play like it, he sure kept
up with the rest of the kids. All the kids were victims of Hurricane
Katrina, they came together to make a difference for their community
and the world with their talents.
Rose Parade will also feature more than 300 horses and riders.
Some of the equestrian units include the All American Cowgirl
Chicks, Anaheim Police Department Mounted Enforcement Unit, Hawaii
Pa'u Riders, Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds and the Spirit of the
West Riders, among many more.
mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and
Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. The parade travels north on
Orange Grove at a leisurely 2.5-mile per hour pace and then turns
east onto Colorado Boulevard where the majority of the parade
takes place. At the end of the route, the parade turns north onto
Sierra Madre Boulevard and ends at Sierra Madre and Villa Street.
Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger
of Peace, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament
of Roses Parade. In addition, she will toss the coin before the
start of the Rose Bowl Game.
resident Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez, 17, will serve as the 95th
Rose Queen in the parade. She attends Mayfield Senior School,
where she is on the Diversity Committee and Advising Council.
Manjarrez will participate in over 150 community and media functions
along with the other Rose Princesses.
Rose Princesses include Kate Alice Benuska, 17, Maranatha High
School; Tracy Italia Cresta, 17, La Salle High School; Victoria
Sophia McGregor, 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Nicole Cherie
Nelam, 17, Pasadena High School; Sonia Marie Shenoi, 17, San Marino
High School and Madison Michelle Barili Teodo, 18, La Canada High
the conclusion of the parade, Stanford will take on Wisconsin
in the 99th Annual Rose Bowl Game. It will air live on ESPN at
2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST).
have one last chance to get up close and personal with this year's
floats. MiracleGro is sponsoring "A Showcase of Floats"
on Jan. 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Jan. 2 from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the end of the parade route on Sierra Madre Boulevard.
Tickets are $10 and are free for children five and under.
Preparations Underway for the 123rd Rose Parade in Pasadena
BY KELLY ROSALES / ©AMERICAJR.com
white and blue flowers are being added to the side of this float.