2018-"Sand-Sational Helpers"




On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Board of Directors reviewed 50 Design Contest submissions in an all-day review session.  
In a series of discussions and voting, the Board narrowed down the 50 submissions to 6 finalists.

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 55 paid members of the Association came together and through a series of votes chose "Clean It Up" (working title) as their number one choice.


This entry was submitted by first-time float designers, 13-year old, Catherine Glandon from Los Angeles and Fred Fraleigh from Burbank.

This design was submitted as our number one choice in Pasadena Tournament of Roses Theme Draft meeting, held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

On February 18, 2017 we received a letter stating that our submission has been accepted.

A little bit about our Designers:  Catherine Summer Glandon is 13 years old and was born in Burbank. She is currently in the 8th grade in Walter Reed Middle School. She is a member of the National Junior Honor’s Society. She has been a member of Burbank Troop 7156 of the Girl Scouts since 2013 and is currently a cadet.

Catherine first worked on the Burbank float in 2010 doing deconstruction. She has worked on the float every year since. She came up with the float design during an English class when her teacher brought up recycling. She wants to be a Marine Biologist when she grows up. Catherine and Fred met in the Tallyrand Restaurant in Burbank.
Frederick Fraleigh was born in Georgia and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He has been an artist since his early childhood.  Frederick graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, in 1996,  with a bachelor of fine arts in sculpture.  He has lived in Burbank since January of 1998.  Frederick creates creatures and makeup effects for the Hollywood film industry.  He is a fabricator of creature suits and specialty costumes, as well as puppets and props.  Some of the films that he has worked on include….  Captain America: Civil War,  X-Men: Apocalypse,  Batman vs Superman,  Cabin in the Woods,  Men in Black 2 & 3,  Hell Boy 1 & 2,  Where the Wild Things Are,  Attack the Block, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Being John Malkovich.  

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 the Design Committee held an open Brainstorming meeting to solicit ideas on how to turn the design concept into a float.  Several great ideas were suggested...

To start the brainstorming session off, the drawing on the right was presented as some possible ideas of how to turn the concept into a float.

The Design Committee took the various brainstorming ideas and started to put together a full float design.  The drawing on the right is a work-in-progress drawing.
The Design committee also needs to consider design elements that don't show up on the rendering, such as the back of the float.

And the Design Committee considered characters that may appear on the off-camera side of the rendering/float, such as these tug-of-war sea turtles.
The design on the right represents the float as of April 3, 2017 and will be used by Decorations Committee to start selecting the float colors.

On April 28, 2017 the Design Committee release this 3/4 view of the line drawing.  This is getting closer to what will be on the final color rendering.
On May 12, 2017 the Design Committee released the final line drawing that the Decorations Committee will use to select the colors.

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Design Committee released this final black and white line drawing and at the General Meeting the members voted to change the working title from "Clean it Up" to "Sand-Sational Helpers".


On July 6, 2017, the Design Committee released the final color rendering (see above)

The Design Committee released this proposed detailed side signage on August 20, 2017.  This will go on the left and right sides of the float and be very similar in style to the front sign with the float's title (see color rendering).
Official photo from "Photo Day" at Tournament House with the Rose Parade Queen and her Court, Tournament President, Lance Tibbet, the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association's Board of Directors, and float co-Designers, Catherine Glandon and Fred Fraleigh.

As the float appeared in the parade on January 1, 2018

(Most outstanding float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization)

Mechanical Inspection (MI) Photos

Test Drive #1 (T1) and Open House and Craft Faire Fundraiser Photos

Photo Day Photos

Float A-Z:  training for Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association Volunteers Photos

Spraying Foam on Float Pod/Base Photos

Test Drive #2 (T2) Photos

Deco Week Photos

2018 Float Trophy Winners (.PDF)

Parade Day Photos of the Burbank Float

Parade Photos (excluding Burbank)

Tournament places a temperature sensor near the float driver.  These are the reports from that sensor

Temperature Data (.PDF)

Temperature Chart (.PDF)

Annual Awards and Installation of Officers and Directors Banquet Photos



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