Many people contributed to the success of “Dino-Soar” — the construction crew, the site set-up and clean-up trolls, the tent kitchen which kept all workers fed and happy, the check-in desk, the Floatique sales group and most of all the many decorators who did a fantastic job of applying leaves, seeds, corn husks, ground split peas, carnations, and 10,000 roses of many colors. Constructing Dino involved the use of bungee cords and wet-suit neoprene to give the slow, curving movement of his head and tail.
It is most gratifying to see so many community members of all ages working together for a common goal and actually enjoying the opportunity to visit and get to know each other. What a thrill it is to see the crowd that gathers on Hampton Road on Dec. 31 to cheer the float as it is animated for the judges. This rose float belongs to all of us in the Crescenta-Cañada valley.
La Cañada Flintridge
Editor’s note: The writer is president of the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn.