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Petals to the Metal: It's Decorating Time for Rose Floats

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It's float decorating time again and volunteers have been tirelessly trimming and gluing away in Pasadena and Irwindale in preparation for the big day. Here are photos of a few floats that just might glide past you as you sit in your lawn chairs with your blankets and thermos and snacks and cheery hangover.