October 10, 2011
Saturday was a busy day for Burbank Tournament of Roses Association. Members took "The Dream Machine" float for its first test drive and officials from Pasadena Tournament of Roses inspected the design. Also on Saturday afternoon, vendors sold their goods at the Open House & Craft Faire with some proceeds going back to Burbank's Tournament of Roses Association. -- Ross A. Benson, for Times Community News
January 23, 2002
Molly Shore BURBANK-- Everything will come up roses for the person who submits the winning design for the Burbank float in the 2003 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The winner will receive two tickets to the parade. The Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. is accepting design ideas through 9 p.m. Jan. 30. People of all ages can submit entries, said Pat Gunn, an association director. Even non-Burbank residents are eligible, she said. The design sketch must be in black and white and on paper no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches.
April 14, 2007
More than flowers will be on display on Burbank's float for the Pasadena Tournament of Rose's Parade next year. For the first time, live band members and a small crowd will accompany Burbank's float when it makes its way up Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on New Year's Day. With the design and name for the float only weeks away from being confirmed, the number of people to ride on the float and walk alongside it is still up in the air, said...
December 28, 2002
Molly Shore When the last scrap of Christmas gift wrap and ribbon has been tossed into the trash bin, children's dreams, wishes and imagination will live on in the 2003 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Contributing to the morning magic of the New Year's Day extravaganza is "Bath-time Friends," Burbank's whimsical float depicting a young boy in a bathtub surrounded by friendly deep-sea creatures. Volunteers are busy preparing the colorful float for its two-hour journey along Colorado Boulevard on Wednesday morning.
December 13, 2003
The Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. has done it again. It is turning out another cloying, cutesy-poo float with (ugh!) canned music, and putting our city's name on it. I do wish the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn. would ban canned music on ALL floats. It makes it sound just like the Macy's Parade, and detracts from the magnificent live bands that have a hard enough time being heard over the babble of the television commentators. But that's another issue.
March 15, 2003
Molly Shore The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade officials have selected "Moosic, Moosic, Moosic," as Burbank's winning float design for the 2004 procession. A play on the words of the parade's theme -- Music, Music, Music -- the float will depict a cowpoke serenading his bovine charges while he sits astride a horse out on a butte. Next year's winning entry is a joint submission of Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. members Jennifer Edward and Tamara Carlson-Woodard.
December 20, 2003
I am responding to Elaine Hampton's letter ("Float could use a face-lift," Dec. 13) regarding the float design selection and music played on the float. The Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that designs, builds and decorates the city of Burbank's entry into the Rose Parade. If you are unhappy with Burbank's float selection, I would encourage you to do two things: Submit a design concept.
January 12, 2010
DOWNTOWN ? Amid a local economy sacked by underperforming tax revenues, slumping home values and high unemployment, the biggest winners in the Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena won?t be taking the field. The 121st Rose Parade and two post-season college football games are expected to produce an economic impact of $350 million to $400 million for greater Southern California, according to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and past economic studies. ?This has to be an economic pleasure for the Southern California region,?