Trusteeship members and friends we’re invited to a very special and rare access, behind the scenes tour and talk at the Tournament of Roses Tournament House, a tour of a parade float builder/production access and the Rose Bowl Stadium.
For those who joined the rare VIP visit during the “rose” professionals busiest time of the year as this event was set-up especially for The Trusteeship! This would not have happened for any other group. The Tournament House was an exclusive private talk and Tour With The Tournament Of Roses Executive Director, Bill Flinn where everyone enjoyed the very special afternoon learning a bit about the history of the Tournament Of Roses Parade And The Tournament House, escorted by Bill who has been with tor 36 years! At the end of the tour all enjoyed holiday cookies and water.
Next the group drove a short distance to meet float builder Rick Lofthouse! Rick welcomed all inside “The Rose Palace” to show all the chassis and construction work underway for the floats his company built and where he’ll narrated a tour. For those who wanted to continue to Rose Bowl Stadium for a history talk of the Rose Bowl itself.
A special thanks to member Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire for her assistance in arranging this very special trusteeship experience! It is because of her friendship with the executive director and his willingness to personally orchestrate our very special visit that we are afforded this private access.