Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena at Phoenix Decorating to see some of the new participants in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade.


During the 5am and 6am hours, Gayle showed the work performed on the Rose Parade Float being produced for the Loyola Marymount entitled, " LMU at 100: Learn. Lead. Serve." Loyola Marymount University is celebrating 100 years of educating men and women for others in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Since its founding in 1911, cornerstones of a LMU education have included a commitment to academic excellence, a distinct sense of community, and a unique ability to inspire lives of leadership, service and purpose.


For more information about this float, visit the Phoenix Decorating website:
www.phxdeco.com


During the 7am to 9am hours, Gayle showed the work performed on the Rose Parade Float being produced for the Natural History Museum entitled, "Dinosaurs in L.A.'s Backyard." At one time dinosaurs, like the three depicted on the float roamed the earth. What would it be like if they stomped through our backyards today? This float allows viewers an up close look at what that imagery might look like and get a glimpse of what a dinosaur encounter would look like.


For more information about this float, visit the Phoenix Decorating website: www.phxdeco.com


Phoenix Decorating Company is the largest builder of Rose Parade floats and the company is the leader in developing media exposure for its float sponsors.
Phoenix is the only builder with permanent locations in Pasadena. All float construction and decoration takes place at its two facilities, each situated within minutes of the parade route and Tournament of Roses headquarters. These sites, the Rose Palace and Rosemont Pavilion, are the only facilities specifically designed to accommodate public viewing of float decoration. And, with their location at the center of parade activity, these sites annually attract the greatest pre-parade media coverage.


For more information, contact:
Phoenix Decorating Company
835 South Raymond Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626)793-3174
www.phxdeco.com


The 123rd Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed "Just Imagine" takes place on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) in Pasadena, California. Enjoy the excitement of this morning in the tradition and pageantry of majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Also, you can follow the Rose Parade for the "The Granddaddy of Them All®" Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO, where you will see the best in collegiate football in the Oregon Ducks vs Wisconsin Badgers College Football Game.
For more information about the Tournament of Roses Parade, visit the website: www.tournamentofroses.com


DON'T FORGET Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee needs our help! They're $40,000 short of meeting their fundraising goals for their Rose Parade Float, " Inching Towards the End of Polio." Rotary International is a volunteer organization with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. It initiates humanitarian projects that address today's challenges affecting the world today, such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.
If you would like to help and for more information, contact:
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee 2012
www.rotaryfloat.org
Click on the CONTRIBUTIONS link on the left side of the main page or DONATIONS on the top front of the main page. Or, call 714-777-2622


If you have questions, or complaints, please feel free to contact Gayle at 1-323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com