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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

New for 2019, three $25,000 grant awards The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation (Foundation) is now accepting applications for its 2019 grant assistance program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations. The grant awards in 2018 totaled $200,000, which funded 33 organizations. The Foundation has…

Travelling Down History With ‘The Green Book’
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Travelling Down History With ‘The Green Book’

By Susie Ling and Roy Nakano The movie “Green Book” recently won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. The real “Green Book,” however, was a project of Victor H. Green, a postal worker in Harlem. Like Martin Luther King did years later, Victor Green pursued a dream, but for the travelling African-American motorists. The…

Resolve to Give Blood With the Red Cross
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Resolve to Give Blood With the Red Cross

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease…

Sierra Madre Wants Your Ideas for 2020 Rose Parade Theme
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Sierra Madre Wants Your Ideas for 2020 Rose Parade Theme

Tournament of Roses President for 2020 Laura Farber announced the hint for the 2020 Theme. “The 2020 theme celebrates the influence of optimism and hope. It is about the belief that what is wanted can be attained. From the struggles of those who came before us to dreams yet to be realized, optimism is more than…

Where Can You Help Decorate Floats for the Rose Parade?
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Where Can You Help Decorate Floats for the Rose Parade?

Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut on Colorado Boulevard in the 2019 Rose Parade. During the final stages of preparation, a variety of seeds, bark, fruits and vegetables, grasses and of course, flowers are being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers. If you…

The Rose Parade Queen and Her Court
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The Rose Parade Queen and Her Court

The Tournament of Roses Presdient Gerald Freeny named Louise Deser Siskel as the 101st Rose Queen. Rose Queen and Royal Court were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement. Queen Louise is a senior at Sequoyah High School and lives in San…

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