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More volunteers needed for Burbank Rose Parade float

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Two Burbank Rose Parade float volunteers (l-r) Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers, worked on the Victrola record player December 28, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G — Two Burbank Rose Parade float volunteers (l-r) Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers, worked on the Victrola record player December 28, 2013

Burbank Rose Parade float preparations kick into high gear today and more volunteers are needed. Yesterday, I spent some time at the float barn, 123 West Olive Avenue in Burbank, watching the volunteers work their magic. I followed two volunteers, Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers, as they meticulously decorated a recreation of a Victrola record player — produced during the early part of the 20th Century by The Victor Talking Machine Company.

Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Picture of a Victrola phonograph player produced in the early 1900s by The Victor Talking Machine Company

Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G — Picture of a Victrola phonograph player produced in the early 1900s by The Victor Talking Machine Company

Weir and Meyers added detail to the float prop with cranberry and lettuce seeds. Oh, and a lot of glue!

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers add glue to the horn of the Victrola player at the float barn in Burbank December 28, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers add glue to the horn of the Victrola player at the float barn in Burbank December 28, 2013

Meyers worked on her first Burbank Rose float in 1963 and has been coming back ever since to enjoy the experience which she says is “a lot of fun.”

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers added cranberry seeds to the horn of the Victrola record player in the float barn Burbank December 28, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers added cranberry seeds to the horn of the Victrola record player in the float barn Burbank December 28, 2013

This is the fourth year that Weir has volunteered to work on the Burbank Rose Parade float.

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers added lettuce seeds to the horn of the Victrola record player in the float barn Burbank December 28, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers added lettuce seeds to the horn of the Victrola record player in the float barn Burbank December 28, 2013

If you would like to pitch in help on the Burbank float, ” Lights… Camera … Action!” call (818) 840-0060 or go to the Burbank Rose float website for more information.

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