I hereby request all my loyal subjects to once again enjoy a beautiful sunny day with me. You can honor my presence by attending the 32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Sunday stepping off from the corner of Raymond and Holly (Memorial Park) at 11:30 a.m.
I will be riding on the Queen of Art float by McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World. It is a virtual castle on wheels created almost entirely out of recycled materials. My throne will be turned backwards, as being the outgoing (sniff) Queen, I will be waving all of you a fond goodbye.
Here is some more information to better help you enjoy the day:
–Parking is available in the following locations:
Some free parking is available north of Walnut Street on Raymond Avenue. Please do not use the church parking lots.
Convenient, reasonably-priced parking is located in the Marriott Hotel structure. The entrance is located on Raymond Avenue just off of Walnut Street.
More convenient, reasonable parking is located in the Presbyterian Church structure, located on Holly Street, between Arroyo Parkway and Marengo Avenue.
There are many other parking structures in the immediate area, including Union Street, between Raymond Avenue and Fair Oaks Avenue, and on Raymond Avenue between Colorado Blvd. and Holly Street.
Memorial Park Station is a stop on the Pasadena Gold Line, which will take you straight to the step-off area.
–Take advantage of the Pasadena Senior Center “All-you-can-eat!” Pancake Breakfast. The Senior Center is located at Holly Street and Raymond Avenue and offers its annual fare of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, eggs, OJ and coffee for $7 per person. Breakfast will be served 8:30-11:30am.
–Official 2009 Pasadena Doo Dah Parade T-shirts can be purchased for $15 at the entrance to the Senior Center (corner of Raymond Avenue & Holly Street). Doo Dah pins are for sale for $5 and vintage T’s can be purchased for $10! When you buy a t-shirt or pin, you are
supporting the whole Doo Dah Parade operation, with a percentage also benefiting the humanitarian work of the Lion’s Club of Pasadena, and your support really makes a difference to us, and to others who thank you with good karma points! The shirts will also be sold along the parade route.
OFFICIAL DOO DAH AFTER-PARTY:
–Please join us and your fellow participants at the official Doo Dah Wrap Party held at the American Legion Hall located at 179 N. Vinedo Avenue (91107) in east Pasadena (north of Colorado Blvd. between Altadena and San Gabriel). The Legion’s telephone is (626) 792-9938.
Don’t miss immortal Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf as they entertain us until the cows come home!! Cover charge is $5, to a charity of the Legion’s choice.
I hope you’ll join me. And please do not hesitate to stop by the float or the after-party and say hello.
Now, carry on, as you were,
31st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Queen