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Spectators get close up view of award-winning Burbank Rose float

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank's award- winning 2015 Rose Parade float in display at Olive Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank January 4, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Burbank’s award- winning 2015 Rose Parade float in display at Olive Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank January 4, 2015

If you want to get a close up look at the 2015 award-winning Burbank Rose Parade float, you need do it pretty soon. “Jungle Rescue”  picked up the Past President’s Award on New Year’s Day  for most creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials. Hundreds of volunteers spent a lot of hours working on the float.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank Rose Parade float volunteer 8 year-old Andrew Podbelski in Burbank January 4, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Burbank Rose Parade float volunteer 8 year-old Andrew Podbelski in Burbank January 4, 2015

Among them, 8 year-old Andrew Podbelski who was at the float viewing at Glenoaks Boulevard and  Olive Avenue yesterday. Andrew says he helped create some of the rock formations on the float.

 

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Joey Diel Burbank Rose Parade float volunteer in Burbank January 4, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Joey Diel Burbank Rose Parade float volunteer in Burbank January 4, 2015

Andrew’s 27 year-old aunt, Joey Diel, says she helped work on the float, too. Both volunteers were on hand yesterday to answer questions about the float for the spectators.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Award winning 215 Burbank Rose Parade float on display in Burbank January 4, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Award winning 215 Burbank Rose Parade float on display in Burbank January 4, 2015

Flowers on the float include mums, protea, orchids, heliconias, delphiniums, and of course, roses. They used an estimated four thousand roses on this float.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Floral arrangement on 2015 Burbank Rose Parade float "Jungle Rescue" January 4, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Floral arrangement on 2015 Burbank Rose Parade float “Jungle Rescue” January 4, 2015

“Jungle Rescue” will be on display in the parking lot on Glenoaks Boulevard, across from the Burbank Central Library. The float will come alive with animation at  11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. The float will be there through Wednesday, January 7.

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