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Discover Card Float Among Big Winners In 2012 Rose Parade

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PASADENA (CBS) —Blue skies greeted tens of thousands of parade fans, as the 123rd annual Tournament of Roses
Parade kicked off at 8 a.m. Monday.

Here are the winning floats in the 2012 Rose Parade:

Grand Marshal’s Award: Discover Card, “The Dream Believers”
Governor’s Award: City of Torrance, “Looking Back, Moving Forward”
Director’s Award: Bayer Advanced, “Garden of Imagination”
Fantasy Award: City of South Pasadena, “When Life Gives You Lemons”
Sweepstakes Award: Dole, “Preserving Paradise”
Theme Award: US Bank, “Idea Factory”
President’s Award: Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism &
Creative Economy, “Wonderful Indonesia”
National Award: Western Asset Management, “Imagine in America”
Mayor’s Award: Burbank Tournament of Roses Association, “The Dream
Machine”
Founder’s Award: Downey Rose Float Association, “Enchanted Paradise”
Craftsman Award: Trader Joe’s, “Hot Lava”
Isabella Coleman Award: Odd Fellows & Rebekahs, “Shining Knights
Still Exist”
Tournament Volunteers’ Award: Shriners Hospitals for Children,
“Soaring for Kids”
Judges’ Special Award: Donate Life, “…One More Day”
Princess’ Award: Rotary International, “Inching Towards the End of
Polio”
International Award: China Airlines, “Spirit of Prosperity and Harmony”
Extraordinaire Award: Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc., “Surf’s Up”
Animation Award: Farmers Insurance Group, “The Unimaginable”
Bob Hope Humor Award: La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses
Association, “If Pigs Could Fly”
Queen’s Award: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, “Our Champion”
Past Presidents’ Award: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, “100
Years of Girls Scouts — What Will You Do Today”
Crown City Innovation Award: City of Los Angeles, “Dinosaurs in
L.A.’s Backyard”
Lathrop K. Leishman Award: Kaiser Permanente, “Every Body Walk”
Tournament Special Award: RFD-TV, “Happy Trails”

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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