Posted 11/15/12 – The final general meeting of the year for the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association will take place at 5pm on Sunday, November 18th at the Rose Float Barn behind the tennis courts at Sierra Vista Park (587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.). Election of officers for parade year 2013-2014 will be held, and the 2013 Rose Float ambassadors, Aliya Crochetiere, Katlin Liston and Megan Perley will be introduced.
Volunteers and visitors are welcome at the Float Barn on Sundays, from 10am till 6pm. It’s that time of year, and hours will be extended soon, when they are the phone message at the barn will be updated, so you can call to find out if they’ve changed, at (626) 355-7005. If you want to come as a group, (5 or more), look under the Volunteer section on the SMRFA website, www.SMRoseFloat.org, for the group form. Fill it out, and send it back as directed.
Once again, SMRFA is raffling off two tickets to the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan 1. The tickets are at a prime location on Orange Grove, and parking is also included. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The winner will be announced at the float barn at 7 pm on Dec 27. Tickets are available at the float barn. Thank you to Sharp Seating for generously donating the tickets.
SMRFA would really appreciate the use of an RV for the crew to sleep in when they spend the night on Orange Grove before the parade. Lately, they’ve been sleeping in cars, but it’s not very comfortable or warm, and they need to be rested before the parade. A few hours of good sleep in a warm place would really help. If you have an RV you could loan SMRFA for the 31st, it would be great. Leave a message on the float barn phone 355-7005 if you can help.