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Madrona Marsh Featured on the 2018 City of Torrance Rose Parade Float

City of Torrance Rose Parade Float
Madrona Marsh featured on the 2018 City of Torrance Rose Parade Float

"Making a Difference" was the theme for the 129th Rose Parade theme. The Grand Marshal was Gary Senise, actor known for his portrayal as Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump", as well as his work with verterans.

And the Madrona Marsh Preserve makes a difference in the City of Torrance. The Marsh was highlighted in this year’s Torrance Rose Bowl Float. The title of the float is "Protecting Nature… The Madrona Marsh Preserve".

The Torrance Rose Float Association Committee selected the theme from designs submitted by Torrance high school students during their annual design contest earlier this year. The winning design was created by Irene Tsay from West High. We are excited to be featured in such an international event!

We are proud to have been awarded the Mayor Award for the most outstanding float submitted by a city!

View the 12/29/2017 pre-parade video from KTLA news coverage and FOMM Marsh Mailing Winter 2018 issue.

building City of Torrance Rose Parade float
Mayor Award
Rose Parade float for City of Torrance with Suzan Hubert, President of Friends of Madrona Marsh Board
City of Torrance Rose Parade Float in progress
City of Torrance Rose Parade Float in progress
Madrona Marsh rose parade float
City of Torrance float in 2018 Rose Parade

Photo credits: Tracy Drake, Mark Comon, Mike Griffiths and Suzan Hubert.

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