2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry


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Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float
Company or Organization Website Address:  
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Friendship, Love and Truth
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The Odd Fellows & Rebekahs dreams for the world is "Friendship, Love and Truth, as well as Faith, Hope and Charity. Thru our goals to elevate and educate our volunteers and supporters we work on the concepts to achieve our mission to make a difference in the lives of people in our World. We believe that this theme expresses the concept that: “Working together, we make a difference! We hope help people dream thru nature and achieve their dreams.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
The Nature of all our dreams for mankind are Friendship Love and Truth. How else but through nature and the sweet songs coming from our friends the Birds. Giving us peace of mind to a achieve our goals.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Princess' Trophy
Float Designer's Name: Dave Pittman
Float Concept Description:  
To promote working together to make a difference, this family of birds continue to make their surroundings and upkeep of their birdhouse in a beautiful surrounding. A tree trunk and branches extend the length of the float. Five birds bask in the surrounding of their home adorned with beautiful floral bouquets.
Construction Height: 16
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
TREE Trunk – dark brown coffee, black ground onion seed, reddish brown redwood bark, red fine cut strawflower; logo in trunk – gold flax seed; green pods – green Christmas tree; (5) smallest pods – bright yellow roses accented by white dendrobs; (5) largest pods – dark lavender roses, light lavender roses, lavender cattleyas, white roses, white cattleyas accented with white dendrobs; (4) foam dripps middle of tree near two birds – green springeri, green Christmas tree, hot pink roses, hot pink carnations, white roses, white cattleyas, white dendrobs, light lavender roses, lavender cattleyas, white roses, white cattleyas, white dendrobs; (4) small foam dripps front of float – green springeri, green Christmas tree, light lavender roses, dark lavender carnations, dark lavender roses, hot pink carnations, hot pink roses, hot pink carnations; green foam on trunk (front) – green leather fern, dark lavender roses, red roses, pink tulips, white dendrobs; (middle) – green leather fern, dark lavender roses, hot pink tulips, lavender dendrobs; (rear) – green leather fern, hot pink roses, lavender tulips, lavender dendrobs SCULPTED ORCHIDS Fronts – yellow fine cut strawflower, light pink carnation petals, pink carnation petals, hot pink carnation petals; centers – red whole cranberries; backs – light pink fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower; stems – green ground parsley flakes; green foam on stems – green deflexis accented by white dendrobs BEES (2) Bodies – black onion powder, yellow fine cut strawflower; wings – white fine cut everlasting, light grey ground white pepper; thin rods – black onion powder BUTTERFLY (clear wings) Antennas – black onion powder; body – black seaweed; wings – yellow fine cut strawflower, yellow whole split pea, bronze fine cut strawflower; veins – orange whole lentil seeds BUTTERFLIES (3) solid wings Antennas – black onion powder; bodies – black seaweed; wings – yellow fine cut strawflower, yellow whole split peas, light orange fine ground lentil seed, orange ground lentil seed; veins – orange whole lentil seeds; all pipes – green ground parsley flakes BIRD HOUSE Roof shingles – pink fine cut strawflower, white fine cut everlasting, light pink fine cut strawflower, dark pink fine cut strawflower; border around shingles – white small lima beans; eaves – dark pink fine cut strawflower; walls – white fine ground rice; underneath – white fine ground rice; lines – light grey lettuce seed; bottom flex piece – white small lima beans, white fine cut strawflower; front flex chimney – yellow fine cut strawflower, yellow whole split pea, white fine cut strawflower; perch white fine cut strawflower; all filigree (faces) – white small lima beans; (edges) white fine cut strawflower BIRDS (5) Eyes – gold clover seed, black seaweed; hi-lites – white powdered rice; eye liners – black onion powder, light grey lettuce seed; beaks – gold clover seed; mouth line – black onion powder; heads – dark lavender carnation petals; around eyes – purple fine cut statice and white fine cut everlasting; away from eyes – white carnation petals, dark lavender carnation petals; chest – yellow carnation petals; backs – dark lavender carnation petals; wings (outsides) dark lavender carnation petals, light lavender carnation petals, white carnation petals; thin lines – hot pink fine cut statice; insides – purple fine cut statice and light pink fine cut strawflower; hot pink lines – dark pink fine cut strawflower; tails – light lavender carnation petals, hot pink carnation petals, white carnation petals; thin lines – light pink fine cut strawflower; insides – dark pink fine cut strawflower, purple fine cut statice; thin lines – light pink fine cut strawflower; bird legs – yellow fine cut strawflower; claws – black seaweed DECK Green sod, green springeri, dark lavender carnations, bright yellow roses, white carnations, white gerberas, red carnations, red roses, light lavender roses, dark lavender gerberas, orange gerberas, peach roses, peach carnations, hot pink roses FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS (4) in front of screens – green deflexis, white gladiolas, white cymbidiums, white roses, white starburst mums, coco stix with rice powder
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
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Rider Names: Still TBD
Outwalker Names: n/a
Company/Organization Information:  
Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float Corporation (501c3) is established for the purpose of providing educational opportunities and cultural understanding for the public by promoting a public relations vehicle to encourage peace and goodwill to all people everywhere. It will help to make the world a better place by seeking to improve and elevate the character of humanity. The Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float Public Relations Vehicle promotes interest and encourages donations to help fund our program to provide educational opportunities to students and assistance to underprivileged and orphaned children, The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs seek To improve and elevate the character of man. In the 17th Century England, people were facing a lot of challenges. Life was tough, often lawless and desperate. Medicine was still crude and in a primitive stage. Life expectancy was about 45 to 50. There was lots of sickness, orphaned kids, widowed mothers and many people cannot afford to pay a decent burial for the dead. So, ordinary people from different trades and walks of life found it necessary to group together as brothers and sisters and contribute some of their hard-earned wages to a common fund which they could use for unfortunate times such as sickness, losing a job and even death. They would work together to help each other and the unfortunate families back on their feet, whether it was rebuilding a barn that had burned or putting in a new crop after a devastating season. Such altruistic and friendly society came to be known as "Odd Fellows" because it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. It was believed that they were "an odd bunch of fellows" who would behave in such a selfless and seemingly impractical fashion. Odd Fellows are also known as "The Three Link Fraternity" which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819 when Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1. This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England. At that time, the city was suffering both a yellow fever epidemic and mass unemployment so they dedicated the organization to "Visit the sick, relieve the distress, bury the dead and educate the orphans." Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. This degree is based on the teachings found in the Holy Bible and was written by the Honorable Schuyler Colfax who was Vice President of the United States during the period 1868-1873. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were also the first fraternal organization to establish homes for our senior members and for orphaned children. Today, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs continue to exist with nearly 10,000 lodges in approximately 28 countries consisting of men and women who united together for mutual aid and conviviality, providing social and practical support for each other and their communities in every way possible. Even though we have come a long way now, there are still more needs to be done. Working together to achieve these goals and help our fellow men creates a bond that cannot be described – a brotherhood and sisterhood of benevolence that can only be felt as an active participant. Working together, we can really help make a difference! The Order at Work: • The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs spend over $775 million in relief projects annually • The Educational Foundation provides substantial loans and grants to students • SOS Children’s Village provides a caring home for orphaned children in Cambodia • Living Legacy focuses on planting trees and enhancing our environment • Visual Research Foundation supports vision care & research via the Wilmer Eye Institute. • United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth • Annually sponsor a float in the Rose Parade: 2014 is our 61st year unbroken and the 63rd entry in the Pasadena Rose Parade dating Back to 1908.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
The Float is decorated by volunteers from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs and others. They arrive on December 26, from across the United States and Canada and around the world. These volunteers are from all walks of life and ages, joining together to decorate the float. These volunteers work with a dedication of love to produce the best float with the care and patience’s for detail. Web Address 3linksfloat.org One rider will have been a contestant in a talent or a speech contest to obtain their seat.