Mini Rose Float Keeps Tradition Going During COVID

From the Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float Committee:

Due to the pandemic of 2020, the January 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled. It would not be prudent to allow 700,000 people to congregate in such close proximity. Our next float will appear in the subsequent parade which is scheduled for January 2022. In the meanwhile, to keep our float building skills up-to-date, and in accordance with safe pandemic practices, we have built a masked miniature version of our 2020 float with which we will conduct our own parade with no other entrants and no audience.

📼Click the link to watch the IOOF masked parade, Costa Mesa, CA, December 2nd, 2020.


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Ainslie is a Tattoo Artist and owner of Vintage Karma in Tuscola, IL. He is an Odd Fellow and founding member and Past Grand of Tuscola #316 which is right above the tattoo studio. Ainslie is also a member of Owl Creek Rebekah #91, Champaign Encampment #68, and Zonar Canton #18, all of Fisher, IL. He is also on the Grand Lodge of IL IOOF Web Committee and the Sovereign Grand Lodge Communications Committee and built/maintains their websites and Facebook Pages and is a founder of the Heart in Hand blog. When he is not tattooing or Odd Fellowing he built/maintains the official website and Facebook page for guitarist G.E. Smith and helps keep the fans connected.

One thought on “Mini Rose Float Keeps Tradition Going During COVID

  1. That’s great! Keep the spirit alive even with the burden we bare. I’m glad to see government shut downs wont stop Fellows in CA from finding unique ways to share comradery and support!


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