‘Tis the Week after Christmas and All Through the House … We’re Decorating for New Year’s, So No ‘Slow News Day’ Grouse!

Auto Club Rose Parade Advisory: ‘Tis the Week after Christmas and All Through the House … We’re Decorating for New Year’s, So No ‘Slow News Day’ Grouse!

Automobile Club of Southern California:

WHO: Approximately 2,000 Auto Club members will be out in force

this week starting Dec. 26 to finish decorating the Auto

Club’s Tournament of Roses float, “Vacation Paradise,” at

Rosemont Pavilion. It’s the first float you’ll see as you

enter the building.

WHAT: The float is a fantastic re-creation of the ideal tropical

getaway spot. Two gigantic scarlet macaws overlook the lush,

exotic locale that features real bamboo-shoot waterfalls

creating a “whitewater river” flanked by lit tiki torches for

two lucky canoe paddlers.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 26 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Float decorating

continues daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Dec. 31, and on

the morning of Jan. 1 if the float is not finished.

WHERE: Rosemont Pavilion (adjacent to the Rose Bowl), 700 Seco St.,

Pasadena

WHY: The Auto Club sponsors a float in the Tournament of Roses

Parade each year as part of its community service campaign to

raise money for charity. This year, Auto Club offices are

offering plush toy parrot replicas of the organization’s float

in exchange for a donation of $5 or more to Orthopaedic

Hospital. Also, the Auto Club has been conducting a toy drive

in its offices to benefit young patients attending Orthopaedic

Hospital’s annual holiday party.

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