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2009-12-21 18:20:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® is proud to announce that its float will lead the Jan. 1, 2010, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080605/LATH062) This year's Farmers float will pay tribute to the parade's marching bands. "We are celebrating our 51st year as a Rose Parade participant, and this year we are honoring the bands that come from all over America to participate in the...

2009-12-09 09:00:00

Nebraska Family's Story Comes Alive in Floragraph OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tiff and Barb Varney were proud when their son Thomas Varney V, affectionately known as "Moose," came home with a red heart sticker attached to his Nebraska driver's license, indicating he'd made the decision to become an organ donor. Little did the Varney's know that fate would soon step in, allowing Moose to carry out his wishes. At the age of 21, Moose Varney suffered a tragic gunshot...

2009-12-02 10:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world's largest processor of live cellular bone growth substitutes, today announced its sponsorship of a truly iconic symbol of hope as a float rider aboard the annual Donate Life float in the January 1, 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade®. Manuel Salazar, a 29-year-old quadruple amputee...

2009-11-05 19:02:00

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tournament of Roses revealed today that the heroic pilot who masterfully landed US Airways Flight 1549, Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2010 Tournament of Roses festivities. Themed 2010: A Cut Above the Rest, the 121st Rose Parade will pay tribute to everyday heroes and the effort to always improve and enhance. As Grand Marshal, Sullenberger will ride in the 121st Rose Parade in front of a...

2009-06-30 11:00:00

Parker Executive Search Retained PASADENA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitch Dorger, chief executive officer of the Tournament of Roses, announced his retirement, effective April 30, 2010. Dorger has been in his position since 2000. "I am proud of what we were able to accomplish," said Dorger. "But after 10 years, it is time for new leadership and time for me to enjoy some days with my family." "What Mitch has done with our member volunteers and strong support staff has been...

2009-01-02 12:27:00

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tournament of Roses(R) via the KTLA Morning News announced Cal Poly Universities as the winner of the inaugural Viewers' Choice Award. The float, themed "Seaside Amusement," was self built, and received 3,219 votes out of a total of 10,618 votes submitted. "In the spirit of the 2009 Rose Parade(R), themed Hats Off to Entertainment, the float submitted by Cal Poly Universities certainly entertained audiences all around the country," said...

2009-01-01 14:55:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., and PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- RTP-based Bayer Advanced won its ninth consecutive Rose Parade trophy with its Garden of Oz float during the January 1, 2009, Rose Parade. Bayer Advanced makes consumer rose care products that make it easy to grow Rose Parade-quality roses in your own backyard. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090101/LATH011-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090101/LATH011-b) Bayer...

2008-12-29 07:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, will this year sponsor one of the 26 float riders aboard the annual Donate Life float in the January 1 Tournament of Roses Parade(R). The float, now in its sixth year, is a tribute to the millions of people touched by organ, tissue and blood donation, including living donors, donor families, transplant recipients and...

2008-12-29 07:00:00

Float to be featured in the 120th Rose Parade on January 1, 2009 Best viewing: 9:34 a.m. PT (12:34 p.m. ET) 79th Entry in the Parade. (Media Note: Float Will Be Decorated With More Than 12,000 Roses December 26-30, 2008. Phoenix Decorating's Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco Street, Pasadena, California) www.bayeradvanced.com RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- RTP-based Bayer Advanced will be going for its ninth consecutive Rose Parade trophy with its...

2008-12-28 13:24:14

The organizers of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., say even heavy rains will not stop the annual New Year's Day event from taking place. Parade operations Chairman Lance Tibbet said precautions were being taken to ensure the parade's 46 floats can survive rainfall similar to the storm that plagued the event three years ago, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. We do it rain or shine, Tibbet said. Preparation-wise, other than maybe changing some venues for outdoor events, the parade goes...


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