By Anthony Clark Carpio
PASADENA, Calif. — Three local entrants in the 2018 Rose Parade walked away with awards for their floats during the chilly annual New Year’s Day parade.
The Burbank Tournament of Roses, the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses and the American Armenian Rose Float received awards for their floats, which impressed the thousands of parade-goers on Monday.
The American Armenian Rose Float’s entry, titled “Armenia Roots,” received the Judges Award.
The entry is a tribute to Armenian women, whether they be mothers, daughters, grandmothers or aunts, who work tirelessly to be the foundation of their family, said Noubar Derbedrosian, a board member of the association.
“There is no one like the women in our lives — our moms, our sisters, our wives — that will give of themselves without asking for anything in return,” he said.