|The 2005 Cal Poly Universities float, “Elefun Time,” marks the 57th consecutive time students from the Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses will provide an entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade.|
|Newly crowned Rose Queen Ashley Moreno and the six princesses of the 2005 Tournament of Roses Royal Court will visit the campus on
Thursday, Nov. 18, to see the progress on the 2005 float, ?Elefun Time.?
Newly crowned Rose Queen Ashley Moreno and the six princesses of the 2005 Tournament of Roses Royal Court will visit the campus on Thursday, Nov. 18. This visit allows the 2005 Royal Court to learn more about the long-standing Cal Poly Universities Rose Float tradition, see the progress on the 2005 float, tour the Rose Float Lab, as well as meet Rose Float students, university administrators, faculty and staff.
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch, where each court member will share their backgrounds, personal experiences in the selection process and involvement with the Tournament of Roses. In addition, Rose Float Club and Committee members will give an entertaining history of the Cal Poly float project and highlight new developments in the current years float plans. After lunch, court members will tour the Rose Float Lab.
Rose Queen Moreno is a 17-year-old senior at La Canada High School. The 2005 princesses are: Alaire Hanashian, a 17-year-old senior at Temple City High School; Kara Murphy, a 17-year-old senior at La Canada High School; Lisa Pallay, a 17-year-old senior at Blair Magnet High School; Allison Pedro, a 17-year-old senior at Flintridge Preparatory; Jennifer Propper, a 16-year-old senior year at Mayfield Senior School; and Megan Sheehan, a 17-year-old senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
The 2005 Cal Poly Universities float, “Elefun Time,” marks the 57th consecutive time students from the Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses will provide an entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
“Elefun Time” depicts a family of elephants enjoying a country joy ride to the song The Baby Elephant Walk. The eldest son leads the pack on a scooter while his younger brother tags along on a tricycle. Their mother and father ride tandem, pulling their young daughter in a wagon. Nearby, several mice children are also at play with their mother watching carefully from their tree stump home.
The float entry was designed to match the Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2005 theme, “Celebrate Family.” In considering the parade theme, the students wanted to create a float that would also celebrate their love of laughter.
About two dozen students from Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo work on the Rose Float year round. The two campuses, located approximately 225 miles apart, manage to coordinate the effort to complete the float for each parade. Throughout the 12-month period, both student committees work closely together on the design and construction of their respective portion to ensure the float is built to specification.
Students from the two universities have designed, constructed, decorated and financed entries to the Tournament of Roses Parade every year since 1949. Involvement in this project highlights the Cal Poly Universities learn-by-doing philosophy as students develop these decorative floats from design conception to welding together steel and pasting petals to driving the contraption down Colorado Boulevard.
For more information on this year's float, visit www.cpp.edu/~rose_float.