'Under the Bridge' party

Joining the happy throng at the "Under the Bridge" party are Mike O'Connor, from left, Tim Rahtz, and Clyde Hemphill. (Courtesy of the LCF Tournament of Roses Assn. / January 9, 2013)

Congratulations LCF Tournament of Roses volunteer float workers! That adorable dino soared down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena with the “Animation Trophy” tucked under his front leg.

Oh, by the way — Happy New Year again. Everybody has his or her thinking caps on deciding what our next year’s float design should be. So think on folks, we want to earn another award next year.

And, just before “Dino-Soar” rolled down the boulevard, the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. held a special “Under the Bridge” party to honor the association’s past presidents and all donors who have supported the float year after year.

In spite of the near record-breaking low temperatures, a large crowd gathered in a warm tent to nosh on fab hors d’oeuvres and sip champagne and wine.

This year, the event was presented by a committee that included Peggy Hotaling (chair), Sue Beatty, Corkie MacPherson, Mary Gant, Bob Wallace, Claire Slaughter, Pat Hutchins and Sherrill Carbonetti.

Among those sipping and munching were Pat and Dick Anderson, Eremita Miranda and Larry Andreason, Desdy and Charles Baggot, Judy and Walt Bakly, Nila Barkley, Sue, Kim and Jim Beatty, Cynthia and John Benton, Alex Black and Loretta Savery, Julie Cameron and David Granish, Liz and Bob Craven, Dustin Crumb, Helaine and Lenny Cummins, Linda and Scott Deacon, Lou DeVita, Trisch and Ron Diaz, Barbara Edwards, Vee Fasciotti, Mary Lou and Erik Fiske, Sharlyn French, Mary and Daryal Gant, Becky and Chuck Gelhaar, Toni and Mike Gillespie, Heather and Paul Haaga, LuRetta Haire, Clyde Hemphill, James Herrington, Anne Hills, Jacqueline Hollingsworth, Sally and Mike Horner, Peggy Hotaling, Pat and Otis Hutchins, Danelle and Brian Jacobs, and Lynn Jarvis.

Others enjoying the festivities were Betty Jones, Margaret and Wayne Kruse, Diane and John Landrum, Stewart Lee, Corkie and Dave MacPherson, Jacob Maitless, Barbara Marshall, Sarah and Mayfield Marshall, Marlowe and Jennifer Merkel, Lynn and Bill Meyerchak, David Moffett, Ann and Bob Neilson, Mary and Marv Nelson, Kris and Mike O’Connor, Catherine and Pete Palermo, Janice and Duane Paul, Janis Peterson, Darleen and Joel Peterson, Charlie Plowman, Tim Rahtz, Tony Riewe, Clara Satterfield, Dave Spence, Sue and Jim Stauffer, Julie and Nancy Thurston, Penelope Verner and Al Anton, Lynn and Don Voss, Bob Wallace, Jeanne and Jim Wallace, and Pam Wiedenbeck.

Ann Neilson, president of the organization said, “ LCFTRA is very grateful for the support of its major donors as well all the other individuals and organizations who make the production of its floats possible.”

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JANE NAPIER NEELY covers the La Cañada Flintridge social scene. E-mail her at jnvalleysun@yahoo.com with news of your special event.