Apparently it may require a small miracle to find a sponsor and a float for the Rose Parade...
Since no one can release the names of the sponsors and divulge what kinds of floats are being built, the only thing left to do is to try and contact all the sponsors individually. This means contacting anyone entering a float in the next parade. It might be helpful to know someone inside the organization, so I thought I would put together a list and see if anyone out there knows someone at any of these businesses, before I start "cold calling."
These are businesses and organizations that sponsored a float that won a prize in last year's parade:
Rain Bird Corp.
Sierra Madre Rose Float Assoc. (the city of Sierra Madre)
City of Cerritos
NAMM-- the International Music Products Assoc.
City of Huntington Beach
City of Roseville
New Mexico USA
City of Mission Viejo
La Canada Flintridge (Tournament of Roses Assoc.)
Downey Rose Flat
National Assoc. of Realtors
City of Glendale
Jack in the Box
I'll start by trying to contact the cities first. Let you know how it goes...