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Glendale News Press: On the Town: Fundraiser has Rose float ‘Getting There’

By Ruth Sowby Rands - December 1, 2015 “Everything is Coming Up Roses!” That was the theme of the fundraiser that the newly reorganized Glendale Rose Float Assn. held recently. The historic Glendale mansion of Judy and Ashok Rao was the setting where group members and guests celebrated the 100-plus-year history of Glendale Rose floats, [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|News, Press|0 Comments

Glendale News-Press: Glendale Floats the Idea of Fully Funding a Return to the Rose Parade

After breaking a century-long tradition with the absence of an entry in this year’s Tournament of Roses parade, the Glendale City Council will consider throwing in for a 2016 float, but a lot weighs on how much fundraising a group of enthusiastic volunteers can pull off. In February, the council agreed to front $50,000 if [...]

By | May 1st, 2015|Press|0 Comments

Glendale News-Press: Governor’s Award Goes to Glendale Rose Parade Float

The pageantry of the Tournament of Roses Parade took over the streets of Pasadena for the 125th time Wednesday morning with a cast of thousands. Marching bands from as far as Japan, equestrian groups featuringAppaloosa, Andalusian and Clydesdale horses, KC & the Sunshine Band, Natalie Cole and this year's winner of NBC's “The Voice,” Tessanne Chin all joined the festivities. Glendale's 2014 [...]

By | January 1st, 2014|Press|0 Comments

Crescenta Valley Weekly: Meatball Gets Top Billing for 2014 Rose Float

From the garbage cans of Glendale neighborhoods to becoming a nationwide celebrity, the saga of Meatball the Bear has been a winding and improbable one. Now a new twist is being added to his journey – as inspiration for a Rose Parade float. Meatball, whose culinary habits caught the attention of the national media last [...]

By | July 25th, 2013|Press|0 Comments

Glendale News-Press: Glendale Approves ‘Meatball’ the Bear Rose Parade Float

A floral depiction of Glendale’s most famous former ursine resident -- "Meatball" -- will be the centerpiece of the city’s next Rose Parade float, council members decided Tuesday. After he was caught devouring frozen Costco meatballs from a garage refrigerator in Glendale last year, “Meatball” the bear gained celebrity status for frequent jaunts through the city's [...]

By | July 24th, 2013|Press|0 Comments