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PASADENA (CBS2/KNX1070) —Thousands of volunteers are now working round-the-clock to put together all the floats for the 122nd Rose Parade.

Volunteers Hard at Work on the Budweiser Float, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

After being a volunteer float decorator for 17 years, Debbie from Buena Vista is working as a crew chief on the Budweiser float. That means the Bud float is her baby and she’s feeling the pressure.

“The pressure that we have to have this done by a certain day, having it completed by the 31st in order for the judges to come in and look at it. I love doing this, it’s a lot of fun,” Debbie says.

And as a first-year crew chief, Debbie directs a lot of first-year volunteer float decorators. Among them, Alena who says she’s enjoying the experience.

“It’s just fun seeing how the floats are different from when you see them on TV, in real life and how big they are and actually seeing what it takes… the effort to put on the float,” Alena says.

An effort that includes 13- to 15-hour days to cut and paste millions of flowers.

For information on how you can volunteer to help decorate floats, visit The Pasadena Tournament of Roses

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Talks to Decorators Working to Blend Flowers on Honda’s Rose Parade Float

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