Check out our Dole Family Day pictures including one with the Rose Parade Court and our yummy Cuban sandwich lunch. Also join the sweepstakes to Win a Hawaiian Vacation and learn about the upcoming FREE event "Live on Green" below.
DOLE ROSE PARADE FLOAT 2016: SOARING OVER PARADISE
Dole is proud to be a five-time sweepstakes winner of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Dole Packaged Food’s 2016 float “Soaring Over Paradise” will include four fresh waterfalls, a zip-line that will allow a rider to travel through the lush rainforest canopy, and a flock of brilliantly colored sculptured Macaws that appear to take flight over the dense floral floor of the float.
We got to help decorate the float. There weren't any fresh flowers yet though, they save that part during the last 2-3 days before the actual Rose Parade. We did use dried parsley to decorate. Thanks to Dole Packaged Foods for giving us the chance to participate. There were other volunteers decorating as well (mostly girl scouts).
|Top Left: Cousins with the Rose Parade Court 2016|
Right: Kids got their Face Painted and was waiting for the Balloon twister to finish their balloon design requests.
|Top Left: We were greeted with Dole pins, shirts, and other souvenirs.|
Bottom Left: with my sisters in law and the Dole Rose Parade Float 2016 on the background
Right: The family helping decorate the Dole Rose Parade Float`
"LIVE ON GREEN" EVENT: FREE FAMILY EVENT
Dole will have a major presence at the first “Live on Green” event in Downtown Pasadena. The three day event, Dec. 29 – 31, at the Pasadena Convention Center will have a special memoriam for Raul R. Rodriguez. Rodriguez designed DOLE’s winning 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rose Parade floats, all with his pet Macaw, Sebastian, right by his side. Rodriguez designed 528 floats during his 38-year long career, 31 of which were Sweepstakes Trophy winners in the Rose Parade.
|Top Left: I got to try Rock Climbing for the first time. My arm muscles hurt the next day.|
Middle Top: Our yummy lunch from one of two food trucks: Cuban Sandwich and plantains.
Middle Bottom: The Rose Parade Float of Torrance.
At “Live on Green,” explore 100,000 square feet of free entertainment, unique and rare exhibitions, and fun activities, as well as indulge in healthy snacks and beverages at the Dole Bistro.
Children can also romp and play at the Scholarshare Toddler Play Area. There is fun to be had for the entire family at the Family Fun Zone, and visitors can also enjoy live performances throughout the event including sing-a-longs and strolling musicians.
|Dole Products we got to try: Dole Dippers (Chocolate covered banana & pineapple) and our lil' one tried all the varieties of Fruitocracy Food Pouches after all the jumping at the giant jumper.|
Dole is launching a sweepstakes in which one lucky winner and a guest will get to travel to a rainforest paradise. Launching today, and running through midnight on December 31, 2015, fans can enter for a chance to win a grand prize Hawaiian vacation, including hotel and airfare. For more information about the sweepstakes, and to enter, visit Facebook.com/DolePackaged or Dole.com/paradise.
Let me know if you guys ever win. If not, maybe I won it?!? LOL!