Letter to the Editor: Impressed with Downey float

Dear Editor:

Thank you for publishing a picture of the Downey Gold Rush float. I generally don't view the parade, and I'm not a fan of floats, but I heard so much about ours that I was anxious to see a picture.

I never expected to see anything so amazing, and I'm a convert. I love everything about it: from the "rugged Old West California" design to the beautiful workmanship. The awards were well-deserved, and now I'm looking forward to next year's design.

Hats off to the float committee.

Joan Niertit
Downey