All good things must come to an end -- or in this case, be destroyed.
Burbank is one few cities that rely almost completely on volunteers to build its Rose Parade float, a system that goes both ways. So for as much work that goes into building the float, organizers over the years have come up with plan to attract volunteers to help tear it apart: a party and little bit of money.
To motivate volunteers to destroy the 45-foot-long float, Burbank Rose Float Assn. Vice President Steven Edward said he sprinkled a “large handful” of coins along the bed of the float as extra motivation for those who volunteer to help break apart the float on Saturday.
“It just makes the day a little more interesting in a kind of unique and creative way,” Edward said. “I had been saving coins for several weeks.”
The deconstruction party tradition spans back two decades, when float organizers found themselves -- in small numbers -- still taking apart the float well into March.