Cal Poly ships off its half of 2016 Rose Parade float

“Sweet Shenanigans” Rose Parade Float 2016
“Sweet Shenanigans” Rose Parade Float 2016

Cal Poly packed up its half of the 2016 Rose Parade float Saturday and trucked it to Cal Poly Pomona, where over the next 10 weeks elements built by the two universities will be combined and completed.

Called “Sweet Shenanigans,” the float will depict a whimsical scene of gummy bears in a winter landscape of ice cream and other treats.

The two Cal Polys have been partnering on a Rose Parade float since 1948, winning a variety of awards along the way.

Over the next two months, students from San Luis Obispo will make multiple trips south leading up to Deco Week, when volunteers are welcome to sign up and assist with the final applications of the flowers. All ages and skill levels are needed for this last push in Pasadena.

For more information on how to participate, visit the Rose Float Club’s website.