Wednesday, December 7th, 2011...8:15 am

The Rose Parade is Struggling Financially

Rose parade 2010 Pasadena, Calif. by Sunriserjay

In the last post TheGardenLady wrote a post about she’d love to see the Rose Parade in California.  I just read in the Nov. 28th issue of the NYTimes that because of the economy and municipal budget cuts, the Rose Parade is being threatened.

I felt sickened to read that this symbol of the hopes for the New Year, this parade that has been a tradition in California for decades, is struggling because of finances. I hope that I can one day fulfill my dream of seeing this Rose Parade. The article also said that Fiesta Parade Floats company, one of the finest float creators, is laying off people.

I for one hope that the Rose Parade continues; that they never stop having this parade. It will still be held this year. But I wish that this wonderful tradition remains viable for future generations to behold.

Because the parade, normally scheduled for New Year’s Day, is never held on a Sunday, and this year New Year’s Day is on Sunday, this year the parade it will take place on Monday, Jan. 2.  See here.

I am writing this post in the hopes that readers who live in California, readers who intend to visit California, (and friends will encourage friends) will all go to this year’s Rose Parade. Everyone should support the Rose Parade. TheGardenLady believes that this kind of Americana should be supported so that future generations of Americans and of the world can continue to see this creativity with flowers.

If you attend, please send photos of your favorite floats to

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