Proud of the float

Dear Editor:Congratulations to the Downey Rose Float Association for another beautiful, prize-winning float. How fortunate we are to have so many volunteers and supporters who year after year create floral masterpieces. It seemed particularly important this year to bring forth a sense of beauty and normalcy as we start 2009. As a lifetime member of the Downey Rose Float Association, I've seen so many success stories unfold. I commend the past presidents and Gary De Remer for their service to our community. The dedication of Kelley Roberts, Jason Redfox, and Bill Porter is proof positive that it's not the end result but getting there that makes our community great. A tip of the hat to Omar Camacho for towing "Broadway's Golden Age" to Pasadena. The entry and its entourage, heading for Pasadena, were quite impressive as they passed on Paramount Boulevard in front of a crowd of well-wishers comprised of volunteers and Downey Woman's Club members. We are also fortunate to have a great community newspaper as The Downey Patriot, who does a terrific job in keeping us in touch with the pulse of the city. - Doris Patterson, Downey ********** Published: January 9, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 38