Rotary International 2018 Rose Bowl Parade Float
Rotary won the Princess Award
Most beautiful float 35′ and under.
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
Doing Good in the World
The following is the explanation of the Rotary Float. Rotary: “Planting the Seeds of Service.” At a glance, the whimsical bunny gazing at the just planted peach tree appears to be in shape and form like any other float entry. However, if you look beyond the flowers, beyond the plant material, what you will find is the story of a child hungry for food, drinking bacteria infested water; the story of a mother fighting to take care of her family; the story of a family living in a region of conflict struggling to survive. If you look deeper you will begin to see the bunny as a symbol of the watchful gaze of Rotarians’, the tree as a symbol of life, growing the seeds of service provided by Rotarians’ world wide; and, bearing the fruit of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus giving hope to all children, all mothers, and all families for a better world. To enhance this message a real sapling from one of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees will be on the float and later planted in one of Rotary’s Peace Gardens to help promote peace and a green legacy. The 2018 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Float is a story of responsibility to our planet, our children, and humanity.
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Our AWARD WINNING FLOAT— PLANTING THE SEEDS OF SERVICE — 2018 Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SPONSORED!
Posted by Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee on Monday, January 1, 2018