Earlier this year the Glendale Rose Float Assn. presented the city with a check for $45,000, half the cost of a float for the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.
The city of Glendale, which foots the bill for the float, has the second-longest streak in the state in entering the parade without missing a year. For the 98th year, volunteer adults and Glendale youth will decorate the 2012 float. Just revealed is its proposed concept — ”Elephant Express.”
Some 100 float-fan fundraisers dropped by Glendale’s Scarantino’s Italian Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday for a meal. A percentage of each will be donated by the restaurant to the Rose Float Assn.
Acting as the evening’s host was association President Garry Ackerman. Unofficial hostess was association publicity chairwoman Elaine Alexander.
“We’re excited about the float’s design,” Alexander said. “It looks Republican, but there are plenty of Democrats who will work on the float, as well.”