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    • November 21, 2015 10:14 AM EST
      • Rochester, MN & Los Alamitos, CA
         
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      Winter Modeling? Rose Parade Float

      The garden is full of snow. How shall I spend my idle hours?

      Travel to South Pasadena and volunteer building their Tournament of Roses float!

       

      Me working on Step 2:  Chicken wire over the welded rod frame.

       

      Step 3:  Old sheets over the chicken wire.

       

      Step 4:  Spray foam.  Must be thick enough to push water viles into, about 8".   Each individual rose has it's own water vile.

       

      Every inch of the float must be covered in plant material.  The non-perishable stuff gets glued on well in advance.

       

      My wife, Cathy, at work.

       

      Two days before the parade the 'live' flowers go on.

       

      HS students sign up and volunteer to get school "Community Service" credit.

       

      South Pasadena is only one of two floats that uses all volunteer help to build it.  The last week before the parade is 'crunch' time.

       

      This post was edited by Dave Acevedo at April 11, 2019 7:24 AM EDT
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    • November 21, 2015 10:29 AM EST
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      That's fun. I have been to the parade.

      How much fun to be a part of such creations. Have fun.
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    • November 23, 2015 2:10 PM EST
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      Boy that's a lot of hog clips!

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    • December 18, 2015 11:01 AM EST
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      Update

      Photo source lost.  Photos from a new source posted on the first entry.

      This post was edited by Dave Acevedo at April 10, 2019 2:40 PM EDT
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    • April 10, 2019 2:40 PM EDT
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      Photos re-added to this old topic.

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