Award Streak Ends at Six, It Was a Great Run, Wasn’t It?

The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association major award win streak at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses has finally come to an end, after six consecutive major awards.  We congratulate SMRFA on another great float this year, and on their streak of wins dating back to 2006.  Here’s a look back:

Wonder of Reading, Photo from www.SMRoseFloat.org, click to enlarge

2006 – Wonder of Reading, Designer: Charles Meier

Winner: Founder’s Banner Trophy, most spectacular float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization

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Our Wonderful Wistaria, News Net file photo, click to enlarge

2007 – Our Wonderful Wistaria – Designer: Charles Meier  

  

 

Winner: Lathrop K. Leishman Award, most beautiful non-commercial float

Here’s our coverage from 2007

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Valentine's Day, News Net file photo, click to enlarge

2008 – Valentine’s Day – Designer: Charles Meier
 
 

 

 

Winner: Princesses’ Award, most beautiful float 35′ and under

Here’s our coverage from 2008

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Bollywood Dreams, News Net file photo, click to enlarge

2009 – Bollywood Dreams – Designer: Charles Meier 

  

 

Winner: Lathrop K. Leishman Award, most beautiful non-commercial float

Here’s our coverage from 2009

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California Girls, News Net file photo, click to enlarge

2010 – “California Girls” – Designer: Dick Sappington

 Winner: Governor’s Award, best depiction of life in California

Here’s our coverage from 2010

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Suenos de California, News Net file photo, click to enlarge

2011 – “Suenos de California” – Designer: Charles Meier

Winner: Governor’s Award, best depiction of life in California

Here’s our coverage from 2011a

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Colorful Imagination, News Net file photo, click to enlarge

2012 – “Colorful Imagination” – Designer: Julio Leon

No award, but still a winner!

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