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Help build the CAHF 2020 Rose Parade "American Heroes" Float

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Fiesta Floats

16016 Avenida Padilla

Irwindale, CA 91702

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16-17 Nov 2019 is for Dry Decoration Only

26 - 30 Dec 2019 is for the Float Decoration

The "American Heroes" CAHF 2020 Tournament of Roses float commemorates the Service, Honor, and Sacrifice of ALL Americans that led to America's victory in World War II. We will specifically honor groups who have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

The CAHF is working with Fiesta Floats to create our "American Heroes" float. It is a lot of hard work but the experience of a lifetime. For the 2019 parade Fiesta Floats built 13 floats and won 9 awards – nearly half of all the awards in the parade including Sweepstakes. We are looking forward to another successful year with the most artistic and floral entries in the parade and we are glad you want to be part of the fun.

We accept a limited number of volunteer decorators on December 26 through December 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. to help augment our decoration groups. In order to decorate on December 30 you must have worked a prior shift(s).

The earlier in the schedule you volunteer the more there will be to do and the more experience you will have to assist in the final decoration stages. Many people volunteer to decorate every day as it is so exciting to see the floats take shape. Although many hands are needed to complete our floats we are unable to take large number of volunteers so there is a limit of 4 passes per mailing address. We want to make sure that everyone has a special project and we strive to make it a special event for all our decorators.

Fiesta Float Supervisors oversee and assign the actual decoration tasks. In addition, we have a staff of AIFD floral designers from around the world who create the floral designs and our own detail artists who are assigned specified areas on the floats. All added together, each Fiesta float averages 10,000 man-hours per float just to apply the decoration materials.

There are jobs for volunteers of all ages and artistic skills, however, we cannot have anyone under the age of 12 in the work areas. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all minor children.

We are located at 16016 Avenida Padilla in Irwindale, approximately 12 miles east of Pasadena. Passes are required to enter our facility beginning December 26 and available beginning early December.

Please come prepared:

+Cold weather, warm weather and rain - You can expect everything from warm days to very cold nights to rain so please come prepared. Shoes must be closed toed and sturdy and should be waterproof!

+Clothes and glue do not mix - Old clothes are recommended since the glues used to affix flowers DO NOT WASH OUT! A baseball type of hat is recommended to protect your hair when working under scaffolding.

+What to keep at home - Please keep your jewelry and other valuables at home. We suggest you wear a fanny pack on your waist to keep your personal items as there is no place to store or lock up your belongings.

+What to bring - All decoration materials will be provided, however, EVERY DECORATOR MUST BRING A PAIR OF SCISSORS. Some items that volunteers find helpful to bring are plastic gloves, rags and dish soap. Cameras are allowed however, Fiesta Parade Floats is not responsible for loss or breakage.

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Irwindale, CA 91702

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