In response to Gary Huerta's column regarding the Glendale Rose Parade float ("Unclassified Info: Improving traffic safety, Rose floats," Jan. 11), it is true this was not our best float ever.
In concept, it was a very attractive float, representing the many years of Glendale residents taking photographic memories of events in our lives. This float was selected by the Glendale Rose Float Assn. Board of Directors, along with some visiting members of the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission. It was designed by a company that builds almost half of the floats in the parade, and this company has won many awards this and other years in the past.
The board of the Glendale Rose Float Assn. is a group of hard-working members of the community who work hard all year long to raise money to help pay for half the cost of the city's float in the parade. We do this by holding fundraising events, auctioning off rides on the float and mostly through membership, of which, I must mention, that Huerta, City Council members and others in the city who should join and support our efforts fall short.