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Seal Beach to Get a Float in Rose Parade Next Year

The invitation from the Tournament of Roses Parade coincides with the city's 100th anniversary celebration.

The city of Seal Beach has been invited to have a float in the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade. Patch file photo.
The city of Seal Beach has been invited to have a float in the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade. Patch file photo.

The city of Seal Beach will have a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2015, city leaders announced today.

The announcement comes just as the town prepares to celebrate 100 years of cityhood.

Seal Beach resident and Rose Parade Committee Chair Robert Aguilar, Jr. received the invitation from Tournament President, Richard L. Chinen, earlier this month along with the formal announcement of the parade’s theme, “Inspiring Stories,” according to a city press release.

“This theme is so fitting for a city like Seal Beach, because it is filled with inspiring people and inspiring stories,” Aguilar said in a statement. “From our educators, to our military, our families to our first responders, the people of Seal Beach have always been an inspiration to me.”

Seal Beach residents will have many ways to participate in the creation of the float, according to the press release. The city is looking for:

  • For corporate sponsors
  • To hold a raffle for the chance to ride on the float
  • For volunteers to help decorate the float

“It’s important to note that this float is a tribute to the citizens and friends of Seal Beach, and will not be funded by the city or by tax dollars,” Aguilar said.  

The Seal Beach Rose Parade Committee encourages any and all potential sponsors and volunteers to contact them as soon as possible to secure their spot in this historical event, according to the press release.

The sponsors and volunteers will also be credited on the float’s website, as well as information about the raffle. The Float’s website is currently under construction, but emails can be sent to SealBeachRoses2015@Gmail.com.

Laura Walker Ellsworth March 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM
This is fantastic news. I'm so happy.
The Beast ! March 12, 2014 at 07:12 PM
This is awesome but I think the residences should lead the float rather than Seth

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