DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association is asking the public’s help after a critical piece of track used on the float was stolen this week.
Construction is already underway on Downey’s 2017 entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
The float, titled “The Gold Rush,” will feature a full-functioning roller coaster.
A section of track was stolen from the Rose Float’s secured site earlier this week. The stolen track features an elevated “bump.”
“It was extremely disappointing to find one of the pieces missing,” said construction chair Kelley Roberts. “The construction crew stopped working on building the float to look around the grounds and see if it was a prank.
“This piece of track will be a minimum $1,000 to rebuild.”
The Rose Float Association is asking anyone who may have the track to return it to its location. Donations are also being accepted.
For more information, call Sue England at (562) 889-1828 or Jennifer DeKay at (562) 714-5658.