It was just about 5:00 tonight when I stopped by to check on the progress of this year's Downey float, The Gold Rush.
It looked like they had some challenges and were working furiously to resolve them. so they could get on the road. There was a crowd just waiting around for the float to be ready to leave.
The Tournament of Roses has had a “Never on Sunday” tradition since 1893, the first year since the beginning of the Tournament that New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday. The Tournament wanted to avoid frightening horses that would be hitched outside churches and thus interfering with worship services, so the events were moved to the next day, January 2. Though horses are no longer outside local churches, the tradition remains to this day.