Skip to comments.Rose Parade Viewers’ Choice Award: Vote for the Reagan Float
Posted on 12/30/2010 11:32:29 AM PST by smoothsailing
December 30, 2010
What better way to kick off a year of events than with the famous New Years Day Rose Parade in Reagans home state of California?
It’s 55 feet long and 26 feet high, not to mention 18 feet wide. It features replicas of 11 black-and-white photos of moments in Reagan’s life, and those photos have been constructed by hand out of onion seed, poppy seed and rice. The float’s eagle? Its feathers were “artistically created with ironed magnolia leaves, interwoven with mahogany and red leaves, and finely detailed” with pampas grass and other materials…There’s also a replica of the statue of Reagan now at the U.S. Capitol, made of flax seeds.
Are you impressed yet? While a number of superlative awards are given to the floats each year, only one award is chosen by the people. So lets honor the citizen-in-chief, Ronald Reagan, and vote in his honor. Theres no charge outside standard messaging rates, but you have to wait until Saturday, January 1 to vote. Heres how:
Text FLOAT 52 to “50649”
- No charge to vote, but message & data rates may apply.
- Vote up to 5 times for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation float, 52.
- Voting begins at 8 a.m. PT on January 1, 2011, and ends at 2:10 p.m. PT on January 1, 2011.
You can also vote online by visiting the Rose Parades website.
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Gorgeous! I’d read a description of it earlier, but hadn’t pictured it like that. Very dignified.
I ordered the Reagan pin from the Rose Parade website yesterday.
My gentleman friend’s daughter is marching with her band (from Pa.) in the parade. :-)
If that’s the Downingtown High School Blue and Gold Marching Band, they’ve had a real challenge getting out to California, but it looks like they’ll all make it!
I’ll be watching on TV for the band and the float! :o)
Here’s a link to a sharper image that you can click on and enlarge.
........Thanks Smooth Great Post .........
If anyone Boo’s I hope the crowd beats them down big time...
Yep, that’s them. Thank goodness they made it, the weather was a real problem. These are good kids. They worked their butts off with practice, community service and fundraising efforts for the past year. They earned the privelege, I just hope the California weather cooperates. HGTV will have the parade commercial-free.
Thanks for the tip!
I wasn't expecting to enjoy the parade much, but I was WRONG.
Just stunning, especially being able to wander around the floats the next day...great time, I heartily urge all to see it at least once if you are able.
Wow, I had no idea! What a fun adventure that must be!
I just found this nifty film clip, Enjoy!