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Saturday January 07 2017

Work Begins on 2018 SMRFA Rose Parade Entry, You Could Be The Designer

Posted 1/7/16 – Congratulations again to the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association for winning its 11th award in the last twelve years with “The Cat’s Away”.  But already SMRFA is gearing up for the 2018 parade, and the first step is to design the float.  If you have an idea for a float design, submit [...]

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Saturday January 09 2016

YOU Could Design SMRFA’s 2017 Rose Float

Press Release posted 1/9/16 - It is time for you to design next years float. This year’s design contest will be held until Friday, February 5th 2016. While incoming Tournament of Roses President Brad Ratliff has not officially announced his 2017 Parade Theme, we do know that the theme is a take on his father’s theme [...]

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Monday January 04 2016

Rose Float on View at the Barn Today, Buy Flowers and Donate for 2017

Posted 1/4/16 - Due to rain in the forecast, the SMRFA award-winning Tournament of Roses Float “Rollin’ On The River” will not appear in Kersting Court this year, and will go straight to the barn.  While it’s true that the flowers could withstand the rain, imagine the weight that would be added to the structure of [...]

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Friday January 01 2016

Rollin’ On The River takes Animation Trophy, 10th Award in 11 Years!

Rollin' On The River takes Animation Trophy, 10th Award in 11 Years!

Posted 1/1/16 – “Rollin’ On The River”, Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s 2016 entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, was the town’s 84th entry, going back to 1917. And for the tenth time in eleven years, SMRFA’s entry has won an award, The Animation Trophy, described by the Tournament as “Best Animation and Motionl.” [...]

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Thursday December 31 2015

Rollin’ On To Kersting Court

Rollin' On To Kersting Court

Posted 12/31/15 – As always, the Rose Float stopped in Kersting Court for a short while on its way to the Parade Route. We shot some pictures and video. The pictures are below the video. Click a pic to enlarge it.

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Thursday December 31 2015

SMRFA’s “Rollin’ On The River” 2016 Float Final Judging, Photo Gallery, Video

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Posted 12/31/15 – The final judging of the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s entry in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade took place earlier today just before noon.  Click on a photo below to view it larger.  Photo Gallery is below the video.  For those wondering when they should head downtown to see the Float [...]

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Tuesday December 29 2015

SMRFA Needs Volunteers, Particularly at Night Plus Photo Gallery of Float Progress

SMRFA Needs Volunteers, Particularly at Night Plus Photo Gallery of Float Progress

Posted 12/29/15 - Deco Week for the 2016 Sierra Madre Rose Float, “Rollin’ on the River”, started on December 26th and is well under way. We need your help! Please click on the link below to look for the shift(s) that will be right for you:  https://smrfa.ivolunteer.com. In particular, volunteers are needed on Wednesday, Dec. 30th from [...]

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Thursday December 03 2015

How to Volunteer to Work on Sierra Madre Rose Float

Press Release posted 12/3/15 – Deco Week for the 2016 Sierra Madre Rose Float, “Rollin’ on the River”, starts on December 26th. We need your help! Please click on the link below to look for the shift(s) that will be right for you: https://smrfa.ivolunteer.com. We hope that you will join us. If you prefer to help [...]

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Monday September 28 2015

SMRFA Legendary Bingo Fundraiser Set for Oct. 10

SMRFA Legendary Bingo Fundraiser Set for Oct. 10

Posted 9/28/15 – The semi-annual Legendary Bingo fundraiser by the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association will take place Saturday, October 10th at the Rec. Center, in the Sierra Madre Room.  Doors open at 6:30, Bingo begins at 7:30.  Donation at the door, $20.  As always, there will be great prizes (mostly donated by local businesses [...]

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Monday March 02 2015

SMRFA Releases Sketch of 2016 Float, Announces Change In March Meeting Date

SMRFA Releases Sketch of 2016 Float, Announces Change In March Meeting Date

Posted 3/2/15 – The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association announced it has selected the design for its 2016 float, and the design has been approved by the Tournament of Roses Association.  Each year, the Association solicits designs from the community, and one or more is selected for submittal to the Tournament of Roses Association for [...]

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Thursday January 01 2015

SMRFA Wins Mayor’s Trophy, Ninth Award in Ten Years!

SMRFA Wins Mayor's Trophy, Ninth Award in Ten Years!

Posted 1/1/15- “I Think I Can”, Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s 2015 entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, was the town’s 83rd entry, going back to 1917.  And for the ninth time in ten years, SMRFA’s entry has won an award, The Mayor’s Trophy, described by the Tournament as “Most Outstanding City Entry, National [...]

Wednesday December 31 2014

2015 Rose Float Dedication, Kersting Court Stopover – Photo Gallery and Video

2015 Rose Float Dedication, Kersting Court Stopover - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 12/31/14 – The Board of Directors of the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (SMRFA) dedicated this year’s float to Bob Young in a brief ceremony at the barn this evening, before heading down to the parade.  On the way they stopped over at Kersting Court to allow local residents a chance to get up [...]

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Wednesday December 31 2014

SMRFA Undergoes Final Judging of 2015 Float – Photo Gallery, Video

SMRFA Undergoes Final Judging of 2015 Float - Photo Gallery, Video

Posted 12/313/2014 – Judges for the Tournament of Roses Parade stopped by Sierra Vista Park today to see the 2015 edition of the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s float, “I Think I Can”.  While that’s the official name, many in town are calling the float “Forever Young”, a phrase which adorns the tail end of [...]

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Saturday November 22 2014

What’s SMRFA Up To, And How Can You Help?

What's SMRFA Up To, And How Can You Help?

Press Release and FB posts, posted 11/22/14 – As the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (SMRFA) heads into the home stretch for the 2015 Tournament of Roses parade, please read the following information which shares info about SMRFA, some ways that you can help, and updates on the organization pulled from their FB page and [...]

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Saturday January 04 2014

Catching the Big One in Kersting Court – Photo Gallery

Catching the Big One in Kersting Court - Photo Gallery

Posted 1/4/13 – The Mayor’s Trophy winning Sierra Madre Rose Float “Catching the Big One” spent the day in Kersting Court yesterday, having arrived Thursday evening, and leaving to head back to the barn late yesterday afternoon.  SMRFA seemed to have a successful day fundraising with flower sales, as evidenced by the empty buckets visible [...]

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Wednesday January 01 2014

Eight Awards in Nine Years! Congratulations SMRFA!!

Eight Awards in Nine Years!  Congratulations SMRFA!!

Posted 1/1/2014 – Congratulations to the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association for winning their eighth award in nine years! SMRFA’s “Catching the Big One” won the Mayor’s Trophy for Most Outstanding City Entry – National or International.  Here’s a link to take a look back at the previous winners, 2006 to 2013:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbrpvIwqHwo In 2006, [...]

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Monday April 22 2013

Sierra Madre Rose Float Association Scholarship Opportunity

Posted 4/22/13 – The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association announced an opportunity for local students to receive (a) scholarship(s) distributed by the organization.  To qualify, applicants must: – have actively participated in one or more Sierra Madre Rose Float activity (such as fundraising, design, construction, flowering or as a past or present float rider) – [...]

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Saturday April 20 2013

Legendary Bingo Fundraiser for SMRFA TONIGHT!

Legendary Bingo Fundraiser for SMRFA TONIGHT!

Posted 4/20/13 – The semi-annual fundraiser by the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association will take place this Saturday, at the Rec. Center in the Sierra Madre room.  Doors open at 6:30, Bingo begins at 7:30.  Donation at the door, $20.  As always, there will be great prizes (mostly donated by local businesses and organizations), and [...]

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Tuesday March 26 2013

SMRFA Releases 2014 Float Design

SMRFA Releases 2014 Float Design

Posted 3/26/13 – The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association has released on its Facebook page the initial sketch of its 2014 Float design.  According to Deco chair Kay Sappington, “The theme of the 2014 Rose Parade® is “Dreams Come True.” Sierra Madre’s fun-loving float comes under the heading “be careful what you wish for.” This particular [...]

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Friday January 04 2013

The Sky’s The Limit, in Kersting Court – Photo Gallery

The Sky's The Limit, in Kersting Court - Photo Gallery

Posted 1/4/12 – The award-winning “The Sky’s The Limit” took up residence in Kersting Court Wednesday about 8pm, and left about 5pm yesterday.  Yesterday morning I stopped by to get some sunrise pics. Enjoy.  

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Tuesday January 01 2013

Sierra Madre Wins Seventh Award in Eight Years!

Posted 1/1/13 - Congratulations to the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association for winning their seventh award in eight years!  SMRFA picked up the Isabella Coleman award for Best Presentation of Color and Color Harmony Through Floral Use. In 2006, the Wonder of Reading, designed by Charles Meier, took the Founder’s Banner Trophy, for the most spectacular float [...]

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Monday December 31 2012

Sierra Madre Rose Float, Heading to Pasadena – Photo Gallery

Sierra Madre Rose Float, Heading to Pasadena - Photo Gallery

Posted 12/31/12 – Didn’t make it down to the judging today, but I did manage to make it by the barn before the float left for Pasadena.  Also took some pics while it was in Kersting Court.  Hope you enjoy them.  This from the City:  “The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s float will be on [...]

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Wednesday November 21 2012

Who Ville Coming to Sierra Madre

Who Ville Coming to Sierra Madre

Posted 11/17/12 -The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will again host a Holiday shopping kick off event in downtown Sierra Madre the Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 1 to 8pm and while it will incorporate many of the activities of the popular Dickens Village event of the last several years, this year’s Who Ville event will [...]

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Thursday November 15 2012

Final SMRFA General Meeting of the Year Scheduled

Final SMRFA General Meeting of the Year Scheduled

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 [...]

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Wednesday October 17 2012

SMRFA Fundraiser Legendary Bingo This Saturday Night

SMRFA Fundraiser Legendary Bingo This Saturday Night

Posted 10/17/12 – The semi-annual fundraiser by the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association will take place this Saturday, at the Rec. Center in the Sierra Madre room.  Doors open at 6:30, Bingo begins at 7:30.  Donation at the door, $20.  As always, there will be great prizes (mostly donated by local businesses and organizations), and [...]

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Friday July 06 2012

SMRFA 2013 Float “The Sky’s The Limit!” Rendering

SMRFA 2013 Float

Posted 7/6/12 – From SMRFA:  Our 2013 float design concept was submitted by Maria Murray and Kait Walsh. The designer for our 2013 float is Charles Meier, who also created the beautiful rendering. The chassis and main components (rainbows & kite) performed perfectly in the Sierra Madre Community Fourth of July parade. The float barn [...]

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Tuesday June 19 2012

Local Organizations Receive Civic Club Grants

Local Organizations Receive Civic Club Grants

Press Release posted 6/19/22 – The Sierra Madre Civic Club announces this year’s recipients of their Community Grant awards. In one way or another, these organizations touch the lives of nearly everyone who lives in town.  For instance, several departments in the City were granted funds for services that directly serve the community.  Grants were [...]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

Legendary Bingo SRO Again! Photo Gallery

Legendary Bingo SRO Again!  Photo Gallery

Posted 4/24/12 – Twice a year, in April and October, the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association holds a fundraiser known as Legendary Bingo.  A raucous evening of grown up entertainment, Legendary Bingo is usually (as Saturday) hosted by drag queen Belle Aire and her assistant Bingo Boy (Jeff).  Raffles are drawn, and prizes are given [...]

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Friday April 13 2012

2013 Rose Float Design Selected, Float Building Underway

2013 Rose Float Design Selected, Float Building Underway

Posted 4/13/12 – From this month’s Float Notes, the regular communication for members of the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association: President’s Message (from SMRFA president Robert Young) – I am pleased that we already have a detailed single line drawing of “The Sky’s The Limit”, our 2013 Rose Parade Float.  (Revised sketch attached). The design [...]

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Friday April 13 2012

Legendary Bingo Next Saturday

Legendary Bingo Next Saturday

Posted 4/13/12

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Thursday December 08 2011

Pinney House Mixer Draws a Crowd, Raises Funds for Float

Pinney House Mixer Draws a Crowd, Raises Funds for Float

Posted 12/8/11 – Nearly sixty people turned out for the Chamber mixer Tuesday night.  Interestingly, in a house that large, you would never have known that many were there.  As people took self-guided tours around the house, Christmas carols were performed live by pianist, Nikki Hardin, food was served in the dining room, the bar [...]

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Monday December 05 2011

Sierra Madre Chamber Mixer at Pinney House to Benefit Rose Float Association

Originally Posted 12/3/11 -The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce December Mixer will be held at the Pinney House, 225 N. Lima in Sierra Madre on Tuesday, Dec. 6th, from 5:30 to 7pm.  Admission fee will be $7, with proceeds from the event being donated to the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (SMRFA)  to help fund [...]

Sunday October 16 2011

2012 SMRFA Float Princesses Named

2012 SMRFA Float Princesses Named

Posted 10/16/11 – The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association announced their 2012 Rose Float Princesses on Sunday at a reception at “The Lodge” on Sierra Madre Blvd.  The four princesses were selected from twelve applicants, all of whom were in attendance and were introduced prior to the naming of the young ladies selected to ride [...]

Thursday March 10 2011

2012 Rose Float Design “Colorful Imagination” Selected

2012 Rose Float Design

The Sierra Made Rose Float Association proudly announces that our float entry in the 2012 Tournament of Rose parade will be titled “Colorful Imagination.”   The Sierra Madre float theme reflects closely the Tournament Parade Theme, “Just Imagine . . . “ as selected by newly elected Tournament of Roses President Jackson As conceived and drawn [...]

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