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Red Cross Parade Float

Posted by paradefloats on March 7, 2011

Red Cross Parade Float

In the wake of floods, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and any other natural disaster, the American Red Cross provides critical emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education. This vital humanitarian organization also keeps a community focus by participating in local events such as the American Red Cross Lee County Chapter in Fort Myers, Florida which is an annual participant in the exciting Edison Festival of Lights parade. This grand nighttime parade draws an estimated 200,000 people out to take in the creative design and twinkling glow of all of parade floats rolling down the street.

According to NBC News, the Red Cross float was decorated by volunteers clocking in 600 hours of assembly time, and about 18,000 lights to display their presence in the community not just on the parade night, but 365 days a year.

In addition to thousands of twinkle lights, the volunteers also attached shiny red and white floral sheeting, twistees garland, and Styrofoam letters to decorate this amazing float for crowds of parade watchers to enjoy.


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