Post Parade Float Showcase Gives an Up Close Look

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Story and Photography by VERONICA AN

2:20 pm | January 3, 2017


After the floats make their way down Colorado Boulevard, they come to rest at East Washington Boulevard and Sierra Madre Boulevard. This over two mile long float showcase gives guests a chance to get up close to the floats and admire the detailed work that went into each floral masterpiece.

Each float was accompanied by a College Intern. Olivia Brown, a student at Pasadena City College, said that this was her first year as a Post Parade Intern but that she enjoyed the experience and would participate again. “I grew up in Pasadena and this is something I’ve always wanted to do,” she said.

In addition to viewing the floats, guests could also send postcards from the Lutheran Hour Ministries’ float.

“We’re so pleased to share the message with have with others,” said Lou Martin, President of the Southern California District of Lutheran Hours Ministries. This year, there were over 5,000 volunteers from across the United States who helped decorate the float.

“For the theme [Echoes of Success], we made the float “Anything is Possible” because that is what we do – with us anything is possible,” said Seb Budayan, a member of Shriners. Their float featured a pirate ship completely covered with florals.

The Post Parade showcase lasted for two days and gave guests time to appreciate this year’s floats and celebrate the “Echoes of Success” to start 2017.