It is New Year’s Eve, and the time is up for the preparation of the floats for the 126th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade with will begin at 8:00 AM on January 1, 2015. I began my day by heading back out to Irwindale and Fiesta Parade Floats, the leading award winning float-builder in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

I lucked out today as I happened to arrive at Fiesta Floats after they had begun removing some floats from the building they were built in, giving me the ability to take some photos without dozens (or hundreds) of people vying for position to take their photos. If you have been following the progression of the float construction you can see that the Torrance entry dedicated to hometown hero, Louis Zamperini, came out very nice. It will be one of the first floats in tomorrow’s parade.

I would like to thank Fiesta Parade Floats, Pollack PR Marketing Group and the Torrance Rose Float Association for their cooperation in my being able to photograph the progression of the construction of the floats.

After I left Irwindale I headed over to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl to watch the CA Grown certification ceremony by CA Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross of the Cal Poly University float. In order to be certified as “California Grown” at least 85% of the float had to be decorated with California grown flowers and plants. My thanks to the California Cut Flower Commission for access to their event.

I hope all of you have a great 2015.

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