KTLA’s Morning News reporter Gayle Anderson visited the Rose Float Lab on a chilly December morning to learn more about “Sweet Shenanigans,” the 2016 Rose Parade float self-built by students at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Students from both campuses are now working 24-hours a day on the float to get it ready for its international debut during the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade, on Jan. 1, in Pasadena. The float is the 68th parade entry from the two campuses.
John Catalano, president of the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Float Committee, gave a preview of this year’s animation, which includes ice skating and sledding gummy bears. Ian Davison, from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo explained how the halves from each campus are joined together.
For information on how to volunteer to work on the float, before Dec. 21, contact interim Rose Float Director Janetta McDowell at email@example.com or visit www.rosefloat.org. To volunteer for Decorations Week, in Pasadena, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cal-poly-rose-float-7536540057.