McGinty's Gallery at the End of the World, 2475 N. Lake Ave., Altadena will again sponsor the outgoing queen float for the 33rd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on May 1. It will honor 32nd Queen Skittles in a manner befitting her personality and reign. Artist Dave Lovejoy will head the project, as he did last year, as float designer, creating the concept and leading volunteers in bringing it to fruition. 32nd Queen Mickie will be serving as his assistant.
The gallery is seeking volunteers to help make the float, as well as donations of materials to create it. In return, you will be invited to march with the entry down the brand new parade route in East Pasadena on the big day.
Lovejoy is planning to incorporate as many repurposed materials as possible into the float. The gallery is especially in need of large pieces of cardboard, such as refrigerator boxes, television boxes and bicycle boxes. Smaller boxes will also be appreciated. Also needed is paint, decorative ribbons, rickrack and other notions and items that will make the float sparkle.
Items for donation may be dropped off at the gallery noon-5 p.m. April 10 and 17.
Volunteers will be needed to craft the materials into shapes and decorate them accordingly at the Gallery noon-5 p.m. April 10, 17 and 24. You are encouraged to bring a large box for yourself to decorate, along with any notions you would like to use. You do not need any special talents or artistic ability to help with the float~ we will teach you and find something that you can do and have fun too!
For more information or to sign up on the volunteer list, please e-mail me at: