Sierra Madre Wins Rose Parade Float Award

The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association won its seventh award in eight years, according to Sierramadrenews.net

The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association has picked up its seventh win in the 124 edition of the Rose Parade, it was announced Tuesday.

Numerous colorful floats, made of flowers and plant products drive the parade route in Pasadena each year, vying for the prize.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses organizers announced the winners at 6 a.m. New Year's Day.

Sierra Madre won the Isabella Coleman award for Best Presentation of Color & Color Harmony Through Floral Use.

For a full list of winners, please visit the parade website here.

According to Sierramadrenews.net, the association's The Wonder of Reading, designed by Charles Meier in 2006 took the Founder’s Banner Trophy, for the most spectacular float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization. 

In 2007, Our Wonderful Wisteria, designed by Charles Meier, was the winner of the Lathrop K. Leishman Award, for most beautiful non-commercial float, according to sierramadrenews.net

2008’s Valentine’s Day, again designed by Charles Meier, won the Princesses’ Award, for most beautiful float 35-feet and under. 

In 2009, SMRFA and Meier’s streak continued with Bollywood Dreams, which again brought home the Lathrop K. Leishman Award, for most beautiful non-commercial float. 

In 2010, California Girls, designed by Dick Sappington, won the Governor’s Award in 2010 for best depiction of life in California.

Sierra Madre also got the Governor’s Award in 2011 for Suenos de California, again designed by Meier.

2013’s Colorful Imagination put SMRFA back in the winner’s circle Tuesday, the news outlet reported.

A PDF file of all the winners is attached to this article.


david January 01, 2013 at 11:48 PM
In other news, Sierra Madre has been annexed by Taiwan, R.O.C.
MsRosadella January 02, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Really? Get a clue Patch, THIS is NOT the SM float. haha
Lisa Verlo January 02, 2013 at 04:39 AM
And who designed the float this year? Might be an interesting bit of information to include in this article.
Lisa Verlo January 02, 2013 at 04:44 AM
Steven Lotz January 04, 2013 at 05:29 AM
I dont know these idiots must not have been at Kersting Court today. This is the same float that sat there all day with Sierra Madre's name on it. Get a clue.


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