Donate Life Float, Rose Bowl Parade
January 19, 2023
We won “Sweepstakes”!! Poppy was again on the Floral design team for Donate Life and proud to announce the float won the highest award at the 134th annual Rose Parade “Turning the Corner” .The Top Award for most beautiful entry, encompassing float design, floral presentation, encompassing float design, and entertainment. The Donate Life Float is the centerpiece of a national campaign to promote the importance of donation. “Lifting Each other Up” was the Donate Life theme this year and the float featured a large floating water dragon, Chinese lanterns and of course thousands of roses, orchids and other gorgeous floral designed by the Floral Design Team lead by Philip Rice AIFD with Poppy Parsons AIFD EMC and a team of volunteers include Marie Myrashiro, Ben Lee, Jen Linehan and Shelby Honeycutt. The company Poppy designed for Fiesta Parade Floats won a total of 6 awards out of 7 builds with the a team of 40 florists lead by Floral Director Katie McCormick Furey. Like the company president Tim Estes said "Nobody does as great as we do working together, you guys are just so 'freakin' talented "