Decorating For The New Year


AZUSA, CA– December 5th was the first day of Rose Parade Decorating. From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, volunteers from many different clubs and organizations came to help out. BPHS students from various clubs such as Key Club, National Honor Society (NHS), and AVID arrived very early to work on the Rose Parade floats.
These floats are the exact floats soon-to-be seen in the Rose Parade, seen on television every New Year’s Day. Volunteers from around the community are needed every year to decorate floats for the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Whether it is an individual or an organization, float builders are happy to have help.
The many volunteers on Saturday cut and blended flowers, cut up corn husks, and performed other necessary tasks. The first day of decorating floats was a dry day, meaning that helpers work to cut flowers, fix, and put the floats together. In later weeks the work will consist of gluing flowers and painting floats.

Joe Si, a member of NHS, spoke about how this experience has made him more comfortable while working with friends.

“Helping with the Rose Parade floats allowed me to learn what real diligence is, and to be patient by having in mind the end result. It’s all about having a positive mindset. And volunteering with friends makes it a fun experience.”

Volunteering to help decorate the Rose Parade floats lasts throughout the entire month of December until January 1st. Everyone is encouraged to visit and volunteer.

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