With only a couple of weeks left, the Burbank On Parade's Creative force of Keith Kaminski, Wayne Poirier, and Eric Anderson starting to design and create what this years first entry will look like. The crew is busy painting and preparing candles, parade theme entry float and those huge BURBANK letters. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
The premiere event of Burbank’s year-long momentous centennial celebration, Burbank on Parade is proud to announce 100 year-old Burbank residents, Genevieve Cowden Sultenfuss and Otto W. Jensen as Grand Marshal’s of this year’s parade! Ms. Sultenfuss graduated Burbank High School in 1928 and Mr. Jensen is a professional actor and photographer!
The parade will kick with the Centennial Birthday Cake Float which will broadcast, “Happy Birthday Burbank” a song written in honor of the occasion. The cake float is a creation of Burbank’s Keith Kaminski Design and is being constructed as a joint effort between the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association and the Burbank on Parade Committee. In keeping with the birthday theme, spectators along the parade route will be given festive party hats, compliments of Shafer Electric.
Mark your calendar as you’re invited, Saturday, April 9 at 11:00 am to Burbank’s 100th Birthday Bash on Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita.
For more information go to burbankonparade.com or call the BOP Hotline at (818) 736-7972.
On Saturday, volunteers gathered for the official Deconstruction Party of this years rose float. Volunteers washed some 20,000 vials and stripped the float of all it coverings. The remainder of the flowers were gathered and will be made into potpourri for future floats.
In case you were not there Friday night at Burbank’s Centennial Kick-off and Burbank Tournament of Roses float launch, you can relive that magical night now in a video hosted by BurbankNBeyond’s Robert Vincent and edited by Steven J. Lynch.
Members of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association and members of the Burbank Police Dept. battled stormy conditions Sunday night to bring back Burbank’s award winning float. The float, “Centennial Celebration”, is now on view at a new location this year at the corner of Olive and Glenoaks. Members of the public can now take a close look at the float which was awarded the Founder’s Trophy and talk to members of the Burbank Rose Float Association.