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City of Glendale
Phoenix Decorating Company

Living the Good Life!

Governor's Trophy

Living the Good Life!

The City of Glendale has joined with two of the major businesses in the city, Glendale Adventist Medical Center and The Americana at Brand to bring life to the float’s theme – Living the Good Life. While “Living the Good Life” means many things to many people around the world, behind it is a vision that elicits a place we all want - a warm, comfortable place filled with family, friends, love, fun, good health, prosperity and all that makes life more comfortable and enjoyable.

Glendale offers an exhilarating mixture of gracious neighborhoods, bustling commercial districts, spectacular shopping, superb dining, electrifying entertainment venues, unique hospitals and entertainment/animation industry clusters, and cutting edge business marketing and employment opportunities. The float name was chosen because the City of Glendale has truly provided opportunities to live the good life for more than 100 years.

Glendale’s float takes advantage of the Parade theme, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, to showcase Glendale and invite people to experience the City and all that it offers.

Through the amazing diversity of the City of Glendale, the city encourages its residents and visitors with opportunities to Live the Good life. All together and in partnership with Glendale Adventist Medical Center and The Americana at Brand, the float highlights the richness of the city – friendly people, safe neighborhoods, cultural splendor, thriving retail (complete with unique features like its own family-friendly, free and fun trolley car) and state-of-the-art health services. It uses images to remind people that regardless of the road traveled and the places we go, together we really are “Living the Good Life.”

FLOAT BUILDER: Phoenix Decorating Company

FLOAT DESCRIPTION: Height: 16.6, Width: 18, Length: 35

The float “Living the Good Life!” contains elements that illustrate the diversity, strength, and values of the City of Glendale. Home to two of the largest animation producers in the world, the City’s animation sector is symbolized by the movie reel and the moving search lights welcoming visitors to the city. The columns on the float integrate an image of the city’s cultural landmark, the Alex Theatre built in 1925 as well as real people from Glendale Adventist Medical Center “Living the Good Life” in the city - a cancer survivor celebrating life as part of a cancer survivors dance group, a father seeing his baby for the first time, a man back on his feet after surgery that will help him walk without pain, and an image from a surgical suite representing the advances in health available at the hospital today. The trolley, a replica of what can be found at The Americana at Brand, includes riders who work or live in Glendale to represent some of the family-friendly fun people can find in the three-major shopping venues located in Glendale.


Number of Years in Rose Parade: 99

The City of Glendale, California, is a municipal governmental agency providing city services to its residents and business community.

The float is decorated entirely by dedicated volunteers from the City of Glendale.

Updated on: 1/1/2013 10:23:08 AM

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