DOWNEY - The Downey Rose Float Association unveiled an artist's rendering this week of its 2012 entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade.The entry is titled "Enchanted Paradise" and depicts a tropical theme with tiki carvings, palm trees, waterfall and volcano. The concept was developed by Jason Redrox, Jeff Shadic and Kelley Roberts. Tom Neighbors produced the artistic rendering. Downey's float is one of only six floats which come under the parade classification of self-built, meaning it is financed, constructed and decorated by volunteer contributions. "The float, from original design to completion, is well-organized, thoughtfully executed and beautifully decorated," said Roberts, president of the Downey Rose Float Association. "This is accomplished each year by men and women, young and old alike, working side-by-side, giving willingly of their time, talents, enthusiasm and efforts to make it all happen." The Rose Float is selling tickets for a raffle to ride on the float. Raffle tickets are $10 each and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. To purchase a ticket, call Sue England at (562) 889-1828 or Kelley Roberts at (562) 305-2033.
********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6