In case you missed it, FTD’s entry in the 119th Tournament of Roses parade, “The Magic of Mardi Gras” won the Tournament Special Trophy for exceptional merit in multiple categories in the 2008 Rose Parade!
The float featured more than 100,000 roses, and captured the glittering style and excitement of Mardi Gras with costumed revelers, music and dance in and among the floats dazzling array of colors. And as an added touch, thousands of Mardi Gras beads were passed out to parade goers along the route.
FTD’s tribute to New Orleans drew attention from all over the country and across the globe this year, with media coverage on ABC, CBS, FOX, and on television spots across the globe, as well as newspapers worldwide.
In the 55 years that FTD has participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade, they have received 36 trophies for outstanding floats, including the grand prize Sweepstakes Trophy in 2007 and 2006.
Congratulations to FTD and all the dedicated volunteers who helped to make it possible. Great job!
You can read more information about the float and the people who are were featured on it here:
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