Volunteer Signups OPEN

November 12th, 2010


Volunteer signups are now open

for the 2011 West Covina Rose Parade Float.
Check out the details at:

2011 Rose Parade Float Decorating Signups

If you have been waiting all year: this is your chance to get in on the action and be a part of  history in the making.

Pasadena Star-News covers 2011 Float Unveiling

August 28th, 2010

Pasadena Star-News covers 2011 Float Unveiling

The Pasadena Star-News came out to our float unveiling and covered the event for their readers:

Members of the Board of The West Covina Rose Float Foundation unveiled its 2011 Design for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade inside the Westfield Mall West Covina, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. (SGVN/Staff Photo By Eric Reed)

Members of the Board of The West Covina Rose Float Foundation unveiled its 2011 Design for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade inside the Westfield Mall West Covina, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. (SGVN/Staff Photo By Eric Reed)

Form more information, be sure to read the article by Juliette Funes from their website at www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_15919310 and don’t miss the detailed photo gallery they have posted complete with snapshots of the big unveiling event.

2010 Scholarship Winners Announced

August 9th, 2010

2010 Scholarship Winners Announced

In an effort to further its mission to provide educational opportunities to the youth of our community, the West Covina Rose Float Foundation, announced today, the winners of their 2010 Scholarship Program.  This marks the fifth year that the Foundation has awarded scholarships to youths in our community.

To be eligible the student must currently be a full-time high school senior, volunteered for an organization serving West Covina, and completed an application with an essay describing why their community service work is important to them and the community they serve.

The West Covina Rose Float Foundation is awarding three scholarships, one in the amount of $1,000 and two in the amount of $750.  The winners are as follows:

First Place ($1,000 Scholarship)

  • Miss Breanna Lujan of West Covina. Breanna just graduated from West Covina High School where she has excelled academically and graduated in the Top 5 of her class.  She has volunteered hundreds of hours with numerous organizations, including: The Aquarium of the Pacific, Colonial Manor Convalescent Hospital, East Valley Community Health Center, Inland Valley Humane Society, and the West Covina Youth Council.  Breanna is planning on attending Yale University in the fall.

Second Place ($750 Scholarship)

  • Miss Anna Dimitruk of Covina. Anna just graduated from Bishop Amat High School where she graduated with over a 4.0 G.P.A.  She has volunteered hundreds of hours with the Assistance League of the Covina Valley, where she serves as President of the Assisteens Auxiliary, and as a Student Ambassador at Bishop Amat High School.    Anna is planning on attending U.C. Berkeley in the fall.

  • Miss Julie Kim of Rowland Heights. Julie just graduated from South Hills High School where she graduated with a 3.9 G.P.A.  She has volunteered over a hundred hours at numerous organizations, including: Queen of the Valley Hospital, Citrus Valley Hospice, Covina Public Library, and Serenity Infant Care Homes.  Julie is planning on attending U.C.L.A. in the fall.

The West Covina Rose Float Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and is fully responsible for the management and fundraising activities of their annual entry into the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade®.  In the twelve years of participating in the Rose Parade, the West Covina Rose Float Foundation has earned six trophies, including the Isabella Coleman, Past President, and Mayor’s Trophies.

Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Foundation

August 3rd, 2010

Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Foundation

The August 2010 Community News letter from the West Covina Chamber of Commerce had a wonderful section dedicated to the Foundation, our float, and community activities. In their newsletter they had the following wonderful things to say:

Participation in the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena gives the City of West Covina a most unique opportunity to be showcased to millions around the world and once again on New Years day there will be a West Covina Float in the parade. The design and construction and ‘flowering’ of the float is a community program run by the Rose Float Foundation (a non-profit 501 (C ) (3) and is not funded by the city or any government program, so they need donations to support this activity.

I believe the entire community is most proud to see West Covina represented in this annual event and being viewed by millions of people provides a unique opportunity for our business community as well.
This program depends on donations and Drexel Smith would like to encourage all members to consider a donation and or sponsorship. Upcoming on September 11th the Rose Float Foundation will host its sixth annual banquet, an “Evening of Wine and Roses”. Donations of goods or services that could be used in a silent auction would be most welcome.

To find out more about the Rose Float Foundation, please go to www.wcrosefloat.org.
The West Covina Chamber of Commerce looks forward to supporting the Rose Float Foundation and the world-wide name identification the program provides.

The Foundation would like to thank the Chamber for their participation and support in our activities and we would encourage everyone to be sure to visit their website at WestCovinaChamber.com to learn more about the incredible outreach and benefits they bring to the community.

October 15th, 2009

A Note of Special Thanks…

Historical Photos of Tuskegee Airmen now shared through our site

Chanute air Museum - Tuskegee Airmen Photo Collection

We would like to extend a special Thank You to Donna Schaal, cosultant to the Lincoln Trails Libraries System, and Mark Hanson, curator of the Chanute Air Museum, for providing us with a wonderful series of historical photos and information about the Tuskegee Airmen. As we work this year to honor these brave men for their heroic actions, these photographs provide a clear picture of the lives and times these fine gentlemen.

Over the coming weeks, we will be featuring a number of these photographs both on our site, and at our various events. We encourge everyone to take a look and appreciate the dedication of the Tuskegee Airmen both on our site and at the Chanute Air Museum’s online photo gallery, provided by DigitalGems.info and the Lincoln TRils Libraries System.

West Covina Rose Float Foundation
P.O. Box 101, West Covina, California 91793
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation
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