Parade Decorating 2014

Here are a few snapshots of our team decorating for the 2014 Rose Bowl Parade.

Gunya Na Thalang, Director of Lutheran Hour MInistries—Asian Region

Gunya Na Thalang, Director of Lutheran Hour MInistries—Asian Region

What a delight it was for me to meet Gunya and Berhanu Moges. Both of them will be riding on the LHM float.

 

Berhanu Moges Hailu, Ethiopian Director Lutheran Hour Ministries

Berhanu Moges Hailu, Ethiopian Director Lutheran Hour Ministries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a walkway on the east side of the building so that you could look at all eleven floats from the “sky.” Quite spectacular!

On the left is a view of the Lutheran Hour float.

A view from the top Lutheran Hour float

A view from the top Lutheran Hour float

While the building is done and the painting underneath the pine branches is done (for determining flower color placement), this side of the float looks rather bland.

The right side of the float before most of the decorating is done.

The right side of the float before most of the decorating is done.

Not any more!

This is that same side view after the flowers have been placed/attached. Quite a contrast.

This is that same side view after the flowers have been placed/attached. Quite a contrast.

Working on the final touches on the back of the float.

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While some tired, others were going strong, even with laughs!

Not everyone is tired. Smiles kept coming all night long.

Not everyone is tired. Smiles kept coming all night long.

Deatil and concentration definitely needed!

Detail and concentration in action!

Detail and concentration in action!

LCMS President Matt Harrison will be riding the float.

LCMS President Matt Harrison

LCMS President Matt Harrison

Even had the privilege of meeting National Cherry Queen at the float.

National Cherry Queen stopped by the float.

National Cherry Queen stopped by the float.

Another float that we helped decorate.

Another float that some of us helped decorate

Another float that some of us helped decorate

Two more aerial view of the floats.

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We worked from 4 PM to midnight. Great group to work with. The float supervisors were fantastic, always engaging, helpful, knowledgeable.

Farewell from the sky.

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An excellent way to spend a day before New Year’s Eve!

 

[PS Don’t try to push a float with your nose. It’s been tried, and they didn’t even give me style points!]

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One Response to Parade Decorating 2014

  1. Thank you for sharing! I guess you and LCMS President Harrison could not convince Cyndi & Tyler to get that license early?! WOW! What a thrill to even think about it!!! SABSOMF! (Such a big smile on my face)

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