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Under the Bridge Happy Hour 12/26/11
Past Presidents Patron Party (Major Donor Party) 12/29/2011
The La Canada Flintridge float for 2011!
Under the Bridge Happy Hour - December 26
and Float Decorating - December 28, 2010 Pictures
Past Presidents Patron Party (Major Donor Party)
December 29, 2010
Float Decorating - December 30, 2010
Float Decorating and Judging - December 31, 2010
|For those of you who weren't fortunate enough to see the La Canada Flintridge
float in action, click on these two links:
|Here's a video "captured" from NBC.com,
but it's our people being interviewed
and it's really cute!
La Caņada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association
and ALL the volunteers who put their time, effort and love
into getting our 2010 float, Scissored Wizard,
from a concept to Colorado Blvd
2010 Fantasy Trophy Winner
the Most Outstanding Display of Fantasy & Imagination!!!
(Picture from the official La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses web site)
are some of my 2010 float pictures. To see the rest of my pictures
is a GREAT Youtube video thanks to wishek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfsyw-puJ1w
Thanks to Pigfarmerfromdakota for this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs2g9t2H-5M
Be sure to take a look at my "not as good" videos after all the pictures I put on webshots.com
|Please take a minute
and go to: http://www.ktla.com/entertainment/roseparade/viewerschoice/
to cast your vote for our float, La Canada Flintridge Scissored Wizard!!! You'll see it and know that it is your favorite!
Here are the directions:
On January 1, 2010, the day of the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade, you can visit this page and cast your vote for the float you think should receive the Viewers' Choice Award. If you miss the parade on TV (which will be hard to do because it's on KTLA all day until 5:30 pm) you'll be able to view video of parade right here on KTLA.COM.
Voting will be open from 10:00 a.m. (PST) to 5:00 p.m. (PST). on January 1.
Thanks for your help!
Well, it's almost time for the 2010 New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade and the La Canada Flintridge Float is looking good!!! Here are pictures of it:
more pictures are sure to follow leading up to the New Year's Eve Day Judging
event! Watch this space!
Lenny and I attended the La Canada Flintridge Float Assn. Bingo BBQ along with probably a couple hundred others. The food was GREAT! There were TONS Bingo games/prizes, raffle prizes and door prizes! And there were a whole bunch of really nice people to talk to! I highly recommend that if you haven't attend this event in the past, do it next year!
Tournament of Roses Association
winner of the
La Canada Flintridge Trournamet of Roses Association
for winning the Animation Trophy
SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!!!
Here's the letter I received from Jim Misamore at 6:58AM on New Years Day morning!!!
I'm still stunned. I never believed it was possible. It must have been the pneumatically controlled xylophone mallets hitting the xylophone bars in exact sync with the song "Celebration."
I'm going to have to research this, but I don't think any float has won Animation two years in a row....and to think it was a comparatively low budget float (and a "Self built") that did it. I bet some of the big budget floats are not going to believe it either!
Hurray for Dustin Crumb (the Chief Design Eng.) and Randy Bartos, the JPL Engineer that designed the pneumatic circuit and programed the movement to sync with the music!!
here to see the fun judging on December 31, 2008
with the float out in the street with all the animation running and music playing!!!
It was beautiful moving in the sunshine with bright blue sky in the background!!!
here to see how work on Mechanical Melodies moving along at a FAST pace
on December 30!!!
here to see pictures from December 29 - Working on the Float AND the Patrons'
Click here to see pictures from the Under the Bridge Happy Hour - December 26, 2008
La Canada Flintridge's
float, Rainforest Fiesta, is the winner of the Animation Trophy for 2008!!!
Congratulations to all of the volunteers who helped make this wonderful float!!!
here to see my pictures of the La Canada Flintridge float for January 1,
OR click on a specific page, date or sub-heading below
|2008 Float - Page 1 - 12-12, 12-14 & 12-16-07- Construction|
|2008 Float - Page 2 - 12-19 & 12-21-07 - Construction|
|2008 Float - Page 3 - 12-23-& 12-24-07- Construction|
|2008 Float - Page 4 - 12-24-07- Construction|
|2008 Float - Page 5 - 12-24-07 - & 26-07 - Construction & Moving the Float|
|2008 Float - Page 6 - 12-26-07- Under the Bridge/ Happy Hour|
|2008 Float - Page 6.5 - 12-27-07- Decorating|
|2008 Float - Page 7 - 12-28-07 - Volunteers|
|2008 Float - Page 8 - 12-28-07- Major Donor Party|
|2008 Float - Page 9 - 12-29-07- It's Coming Along|
|2008 Float - Page 10 - 12-30-07- Crunch Time|
|2008 Float - Page 11 - 12-31-07- New Years Eve Day|
|2008 Float - Page 12 - 12-31-07 - Moving the Float Out for Judging|
|2008 Float - Page 12.5- 12-31-07 - Judging|
|2008 Float - Page 13 - 12-31-07 - In Front of the Float|
A toucan's eye view from
Kathy Hernandez, a member of the LCFTRA
Happy Hour at the Hutchins - 6-23-07
Click links below to see a few of my "Self Built Float" photos:
Judging 12-31-06 Page 2
12-31-06 Page 3
Judging 12-31-06 Page 4
|On Sunday, December
31, 2006, Lenny and I joined the happy crowd at the float site to watch
the float pull out into the street with animation running for the Tournament
judges. The weather was fabulous with bright sun and beautiful blue
sky! Our float looked like a winner with the bright colors practically
glowing in the sun and the numerous animations running. It's cute
and the coverage is great, and the theme . . . what can I say? I
just can't wait to see which trophy we win!!!
(I KNOW I've got a lot of photos! I can't help myself . . . sorry.)
Here's something else
I'm trying. Don't know if it will work . . . feel free to let me
know if there is a problem. These links SHOULD lead to youtube.com
where I've uploaded some short video clips of the float animation:
Party - 12-29-06 - Page 1
Patrons' Party - 12-29-06 - Page 2
My visit to the construction site 12-20-06
Happy Hour Under the Bridge Preview Party 12-29-06
Memorial Park, La Canada Flintridge
May 28, 2006
And the Theme Trophy
presenting parade theme
City of La Canada Flintridge's
"The Great Howldini"
And thanks to everyone
who made it possible!!!
Helaine's La Canada
||Clickable Thumbnails - December 1999|
||Page 1 - December 18
and December 21
Page 2 - December 28
Page 3 - December 29
Page 4 - December 30
Page 5 - December 31
||Page 1 - December 27,
Page 2 - December 28, 2001
Page 3 - December 29, 2001
Page 4 - December 30, 2001
Page 5 - December 31, 2001-a
Page 6 - December 31 , 2001-b
Page 7 - December 31, 2001-c
Winner of the
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