High school students work on Rose Parade floats tonight


The Kiwanis Club counts on thousands of high school volunteers to help finish the floral floats for the Tournament of Roses parade on Jan. 2.

Dave Wallach, president of the Hacienda Heights club, has his hands full scheduling the volunteer workers. Wallach is also district chairman of the Kiwanis International Rose Float Committee.

“We’ll be using 7,000 volunteers this year to work on the floats in Pasadena,” Wallach said. “I’ve been working on the floats for 11 years and every year is a new challenge.”

Tonight, hundreds of teen from local high schools, such as Wilson, Los Altos, Rowland and Diamond Bar will work on the floats.

“More than 90 percent of our volunteers are local high school and college students. The kids are fantastic; they really come through for us every year,” the Kiwanis officer noted.