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Burbank float “Jungle Rescue” wins award in 2015 Rose Parade

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank Rose Parade float "Jungle Rescue" in Pasadena January 1, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Burbank Rose Parade float “Jungle Rescue” in Pasadena January 1, 2015

Burbank Tournament of Roses Association has much to cheer about on this New Year’s Day. For the sixth straight year, the Burbank Rose Parade float has won an award.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Award winning Burbank float "Jungle Rescue" in the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade Pasadena January 1, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Award winning Burbank float “Jungle Rescue” in the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade Pasadena January 1, 2015

Burbank’s 2015  parade entry is “Jungle Rescue,” which pays homage to volunteer firefighters in an animated scene about a group of monkeys who fight to put out a fire in a bird house. “Jungle Rescue” won the Past Presidents’ trophy for most creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials. The theme , “Inspiring Stories.” World War 11 hero/Olympian, Louis Zamperini was the Grand Marshal of the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade. Unfortunately,  Zamperini passed away last July at the age of 97. He was represented in the parade by his family.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank Rose float "Jungle Rescue" January 1, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Burbank Rose float “Jungle Rescue” January 1, 2015

This is one of the few floats in the 126 Tournament of Roses Parade that was built by volunteers. It’s Burbank’s 83rd entry in the famous parade.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Elephant on "Jungle Rescue" Burbank Rose Parade float in Pasadena January 1, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Elephant on “Jungle Rescue” Burbank Rose Parade float in Pasadena January 1, 2015

Bill and Carol Cotter of Granada Hills designed the winning Burbank float along with Stacia Martin of Brea. This is the fourth time this team has won the Burbank float design contest. All of their design winners have picked up awards at the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Burbank Rose float 2015 "Jungle Rescue"

Artist’s rendering of Burbank float 2015 “Jungle Rescue”

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2 Responses to Burbank float “Jungle Rescue” wins award in 2015 Rose Parade

  1. Merle Moore Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    Would love to know what those red firemens hats the monkeys wore on the float were made from. What kind of leaves were used?

  2. Fronnie Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

    Merle,

    Probably someone over at the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association can answer that question for you. Here’s the link to the page with contact information for the association. http://www.burbankrosefloat.com/info.html

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