Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
Princesses: Kayla Rice, Alexi Zate, Britney Stone, and Kristine Kuhn
(from left to right)
Kristina Kuhn is in 11th grade at St. Lucy's Priory High School; Kayla Rice is in 11th grade at Peace and Justice Academy; Britney Stone is in 12th grade at San Marino High School; Alexi Zate is in 12th grade at La Salle High School.
The BINGO was a big success. Thanks to all who helped put it together and to all the attendees. Fun was had by all in the remoldeled Rec Center.
Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19
“Sueños de California” has the potential to be one of Sierra Madre’s most beautiful floats ever. Because this year’s entry is so large, we are hoping to complete at least 35% of the decoration before Christmas. To reach this target we need your help!
We’d love to have you join us any time during the month of December to help decorate, but December 18 and 19 are days when we especially need all hands on deck.
Join us for a Deco Blitz! Help decorate the spires of the mission in oatmeal, cinnamon and sesame seed. Create bark for palm trees and bougainvillea vines. Experienced decorators might detail monarch butterfly wings with intricate patterns of orange lentil, rice and strawflower.
Work is available for all experience levels, however we mainly need volunteers aged 14 and up. All minors must have a release form signed by a parent prior to working. Release forms are available at the Float Barn. There’s no need to call ahead of time unless you are bringing a large group (more than 6 people).
Float decorating is a lot of fun, but it can be messy so wear your grubby clothes. Free lunch will be provided.
See you at the Blitz!Float Barn
587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
For those of you who have worked on the construction crew before, there will be a list of projects ready to go, awaiting your expertise.
Sierra Madre is also eager to welcome new members to our construction crew. Whether you have years of welding and mechanical experience or none at all, we hope you'll join us to see if float-building is the hobby for you.
Try your hand at creating some of the finishing touches for the float. We will be bending pencil steel and welding it into the shape of palm fronds, bougainvillea vines and citrus trees. You might also pitch in and help to prepare the float for flowers by covering it in foam.
Everyone will have an opportunity to see the domes mounted on the mission bell towers. Once the domes are in place, we'll drive the float outside the barn and test the hydraulic lift mechanism that will raise the towers 30 feet in the air. We'll also test the animation systems that operate a dozen giant butterflies and a burro-drawn cart.
Sierra Madre is committed to creating a fun, family-friendly environment where all are welcome. With an all-volunteer crew Sierra Madre has built five award-winning floats in a row. We hope you'll join us Saturday, November 6 and help us keep up the good work.