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2013-12-23 16:20:07

- Measures an unprecedented 274 feet in length, a Rose Parade float record TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda will lead the 125(th) annual Tournament of Roses Parade with the "Keeping Dreams on Track" historic-meets-futuristic train-themed float, powered by a specially-configured Honda hybrid engine. The premier float of the 2014 Rose Parade will measure an unprecedented 274 feet in length, and is set to break the record as the longest Rose Parade float,...

2013-11-19 23:01:38

The singed dedication rose vials include messages honoring the patients and families who have saved lives through organ, eye, and tissue donations. The traditional Rose Parade is viewed by 40 million Americans, 800,000 parade spectators, and viewers in 150 countries. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The NJ Sharing Network in partnership with Donate Life America presented CarePoint Health – Hoboken University Medical Center CEO Paul Walker, CEO of Christ Hospital Peter Kelly, and...

2013-10-01 12:24:47

Three Special Couples Will Be Named Winners of the Picture Perfect Weddings Contest and Vie for Chance to Tie the Knot on New Year's Day in Front of Millions LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance today announced the Picture Perfect Weddings Contest, a national search to find three passionate couples who will ring in the New Year with wedding bells, and begin their journey together atop the Farmers Insurance "Love Float" during the 2014 Rose® Parade. The Bachelor's...

2012-11-13 16:20:43

DETROIT, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation today unveiled a new float it is sponsoring during America's Thanksgiving Parade®, An 86 Year Tradition, on Thursday, Nov. 22. With a theme of "Education Fuels Tomorrow's Innovators," the float showcases the Foundation's commitment to investing in America's youth - the next generation of innovators. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/DE11879 ) "Our new float is a celebration of the GM Foundation's many...

2012-02-22 13:50:00

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced today that William B. Flinn will assume the role of executive director, effective March 1, 2012. Flinn has been serving as both interim executive director and chief operating officer since September 2011. As executive director, Flinn will be administratively responsible for leading the professional staff and supporting the association's leadership and the 935 volunteers in planning and staging the...

2011-11-01 15:15:00

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® revealed today that J.R. Martinez, retired soldier, actor and spokesman, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Tournament of Roses festivities. Themed Just Imagine..., the 2012 Rose Parade® presented by Honda celebrates the power of imagination, inspiration and determination to encourage people to reach higher and try harder. (Photo:...

2011-10-27 18:08:00

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® crowned the 94th Rose Queen, Drew Washington, today in an official coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank at the Pasadena Convention Center. The event was supported by Royal Court sponsors Macy(*)s and Mikimoto. Queen Drew was officially crowned by the 2012 Tournament of Roses President Richard Jackson. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111027/LA95503) "Queen...

2011-10-18 14:32:00

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses named Drew Helen Washington as the 94th Rose Queen today. This announcement concludes a month-long process that began with approximately 1,000 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts. Queen Drew was selected from the recently appointed seven-member Royal Court. The Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign over the 2012 Tournament of Roses festivities,...

2011-09-08 13:22:00

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tournament of Roses President Rick Jackson issued the following statement today: "Tournament of Roses Executive Director P. Scott McKibben, citing personal reasons, has resigned his position effective today. William B. Flinn, the Tournament's longstanding chief operating officer, will assume the role of interim executive director.'' "With our excellent volunteers, our very capable management committee and Tournament of Roses staff support,...

2010-12-24 07:30:00

PASADENA, Calif. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of volunteers will decorate the Bayer Advanced Camelot float with thousands of fresh roses and other flowers as they prepare for the 122nd Rose Parade® on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 11 am ET (8 am PT). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101224/AT21862-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101224/AT21862-b ) The Bayer Advanced Camelot float celebrates the...