2024 - "Caterpillar Melody"



The 2024 Design Contest ended on Wednesday, January 26, 2023.

On Saturday, January 28, 2023 the Board of Directors reviewed 59 submissions in an all day meeting.

The Board narrowed down the entries to 7 finalist.


On Thursday, February 2, 2023 all the paid members were invited to a special Pick-The-Float meeting where they were presented the finalist and through a series of votes were able to rank all the finalist.


Our number 1 and 2 picks were then taken to Pasadena on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 and submitted for their approval

On Wednesday, March 1, 2023 we received approval that our number one pick with the working title of  "Caterpillar Melody" was accepted making Richard Burrow from Mission Viejo, CA. our Design Contest winner!

This is Richard's fourth time winning our design contest (first time was for 2013's Fantasy Trophy winning float "Deep Sea Adventure", second time was 2017's "Home Tweet Home", third time was for 2023's  Queen Award winning float "Adventure Awaits").

On March 4, 2023 our Design Committee kicked off the first meeting with a Brainstorming session.

Several ideas were presented and some were quickly eliminated while others moved forward for further review.
On March 30, 2023 the Design Committee released its first draft line drawing incorporating some of the ideas presented at the Brainstorming meeting.

On April 16, 2023 the Design Committee released this working draft drawing, but still more work was needed
On April 24, 2023 the Design Committee released this final line drawing to Decorations Committee to start setting the colors and materials for the new float.

On May 14, 2023 one of our first scale drawings was released the grid work shows the proposed relative size of the float and it's characters.


On May 18, 2023 at the monthly General Meeting, the membership voted to keep "Caterpillar Melody" as the official float title.

On July 29, 2023, the final color rendering was released


Annual Chassis Maintenance Photos

Mechanical Inspection (MI) Photos

Chassis Photos
Self Built Get Together/Potluck Hosted by Downey Photos
Construction Photos
Advanced Welding Class Photos
Test Drive #1 (T1) Photos
Open House and Craft Faire Photos
Float Foaming Photos
Test Drive #2 (T2) Photos
Queen and Court Visit Photos
Deco Week Photos
2024 Float Award Winners (PDF)
PreParade Photos
Parade Day - Inside the Float Photos
Parade Day Photos
Post Parade Photos
2023/2024 Leadership Team
Float De-Construction Work Party and BBQ Lunch Photos
Annual Banquet Photos
Annual Banquet Program (PDF)

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