of Kiwanis-family members rang in the New Year by spending
countless hours building floats for the 2008 Tournament
of Roses Paradeand about 480 million television viewers
were on hand to see their hard work pay off.
young and old worked side by side to place hundreds of thousands
of flowers, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and leaves to create
the 23rd Kiwanis International Rose Float, bringing to life
the floats theme of Serving Children Worldwide.
The Kiwanis family also provided volunteers to decorate
more than 10 additional Rose Parade floats.
the Kiwanis family, we had volunteers from Aktion Club,
Key Club, KIWINS, Builders Club, Circle K, and of
course, Kiwanis, says Margo Dutton, Kiwanis Rose Float
District committee on-site and volunteer coordinator. We
had close to 6,000 Kiwanis-family volunteers and about 100
non-Kiwanis volunteers who found us through our Web site.
We had a number of volunteers from out of state, from as
far away as Tennessee, South Carolina, and Illinois.
International President Dave Curry and his wife, Eva, were
among the lucky 12 riders on the float for the 119th Rose
Parade, themed Passport to the Worlds Celebrations.
According to the Rosefloat of Pasadena Kiwanis club Web
site, the float was made of chrysanthemums, erianthus, statice,
orange lentil, strawflower, parsley flakes, onion, and other
Kiwanis-family member puts finishing touches on the
Kiwanis Rose Parade float, themed Serving Children