Our Sargant-at-Arms Carlo Giraulo and his wife Jane recently attended the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.  They had fabulous grand-stand seats on Colorado Ave near several TV broadcasters and had the opportunity to see the floats up close after the parade.  This included the float entered by Rotary International with the theme Hope Connects the World .
Carlo noted that there was “some awesome artistry and engineering that was put into the floats for the Tournament of Roses. Keep in mind EVERY part is covered in natural flora. From beans to coconut, from roses to Lilies and tree bark.”
To see more photos and read about the activities of the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryRoseParadeFloatCommittee