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Floats Announced for the 2016 Rose Parade
By Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, Contributing Writer
Published December 2, 2015

With less than 100 days to go, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced the floats for the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda. Ken Burns, an award winning filmmaker and President of the Tournament of Roses, Mike Matthiessen, will lead this year’s parade as Grand Marshal.

Burns, 62, a winner of 14 Emmys, two Grammys, and two Oscar nominations is considered a “legendary figure and a great fit for this year’s Rose Parade theme, ‘Find Your Adventure,” according to Tournament President Mike Matthiessen. “We’re so honored to have someone like Ken, who has devoted his life to telling the story of America, lead the Rose Parade – America’s New Year Celebration – that provides hope and joy to millions of people around the world.”

‘Find Your Adventure,’ the theme for the 127th Rose Parade grew out of a partnership between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the U.S. National Park Service. The 2016 Rose Parade will help spotlight the centennial celebration of our nation’s national parks. This year’s floats along with their builders are listed in alphabetical order:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fiesta Parade Floats; American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc., Phoenix Decorating Company; American Honda, Phoenix Decorating Company; The Bachelor, Fiesta Parade Floats; Burbank Tournament of Roses Association, Self Built; Cal Poly Universities, Self Built; Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International, Phoenix Decorating Company; California Milk Advisory Board, Fiesta Parade Floats; China Airlines, Artistic Entertainment Services; City of Alhambra, Phoenix Decorating Company; City of Glendale, Phoenix Decorating Company; City of Hope, Phoenix Decorating Company; City of Los Angeles, Phoenix Decorating Company; City of Torrance, Fiesta Parade Floats; Destination Irvine-Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Decorating Company; Disneyland Resort, Artistic Entertainment Serives; Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, Fiesta Parade Floats; Donate Life, Paradiso Parade Floats; Downey Rose Float Association, Self Built; Farmers Insurance Group, Phoenix Decorating Company; Kiehl’s Since 1851, Fiesta Parade Floats; La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association, Self Built; Lions Clubs International, Phoenix Decorating Company; Los Angeles Lakers, Paradiso Parade Floats; Lutheran Laymen’s League/Lutheran Hour Ministries, Phoenix Decorating Company; Miracle-Gro, Fiesta Parade Floats; Northwestern Mutual, Fiesta Parade Floats; Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose Float, Phoenix Decorating Company; Public Broadcasting Service, Paradiso Parade Floats; Rotary Rose Float Committee, Inc., Phoenix Decorating Company; Shriners Hospitals for Children, Phoenix Decorating Company; Sierra Madre Rose Float Association, Self Built; Singpoli Group, Paradiso Parade Floats; South Dakota Department of Tourism, Phoenix Decorating Company; South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, Self Built; Tournament of Roses 2016 Royal Court Float, Fiesta Parade Floats; Trader Joe’s, Phoenix Decorating Company; Union Bank and the American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate, Phoenix Decorating Company; United Sikh Mission, Phoenix Decorating Company; Western Asset Management Company, Phoenix Decorating Company; and WVU Medicine Children’s, Phoenix Decorating Company.

The 127th Rose Parade Presented by Honda, Friday, January 1, 2016. Check your local listings for stations and times.

 

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