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Cal Poly Universities Rose Parade Float Design Released

Cal Poly Rose Float announced its 2015 Cal Poly Universities Rose Float, “Soaring Stories” will be the only student-made float that will be seen traveling down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.

The float is a collaboration between both Pomona and San Luis Obispo leadership teams. The theme “Inspiring Stories” will be depicted by an ornate castle popping out of the page as a beautiful waterfall cascades back into the book creating the wonder and magical sense of how stories can come to life and inspire us every day.

The Cal Poly Rose Float is the only student-built float that has been invited to the parade for 67 consecutive years.

Students from all majors and backgrounds get hands-on building experience working on welding, metal shaping, machining, woodworking and much more while working on the float. The ultimate goal: to build a float to compete with others made by professional float builders to win prestigious awards and have their work showcased internationally on television.

Construction will continue on the San Luis Obispo campus until October 18th when the back half of the float will be moved to Pomona, officially uniting the two halves of the float and the teams.

The work will continue at the Pomona campus up until the day of the parade. On October 7th the Rose Float team will be hosting an informational meeting in the University Union at 7:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about how the Rose Float is made and the volunteer and skill-building opportunities among the construction, design, and decoration teams.

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