2022 Rose Parade Preview #4: The Float Building Family

Rose Parade

Gayle Anderson continues our series of reports spotlighting the groups planning on the 2022 Rose Parade and building their Rose Parade Floats. This report features the first of the six self-built Rose Parade Float organizations that depend on donations to create their award-winning floats. Yes, they win awards even though they are not one of the big float building companies. 

The 2022 La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association’s 43rd entry is “Who Says We Can’t?” It’s designed, built, decorated and operated entirely by volunteers!

The La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association won the Bob Hope Humor Trophy at the 2020 Rose Parade for its entry entitled ‘Dodo Bird Flight School”, for being the most whimsical and amusing float. Meet the Helgager – Harrington family, who have made it a “family affair” to build and to decorate the La Canada Flintridge Rose Parade Float. They are part of a 43-year old tradition La Canada Flintridge tradition.  

The La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association 

  • Become a Member! 
  • Make a Donation! 
  • Volunteer! 
  • Help Decorate! 

4524 Hampton Road
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012


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