I'm reposting this from the LAFF boards. I know last year some of you participated, though this isn't Lucasfilm this year it still may be something fun to do. This is to all those crafty folks amoung us. We have been asked to help again with the decorating of the Rose Parade Floats. This time around the company Festival Artists Worldwide has three entries that they need help with LA Dodgers, XXIX Olympics, and China Airlines. I've posted a breakdown of the shifts available and other important information. Dry Decoration Weekends December 1, 23 8:30am - 4:00pm Decoration Week Wednesday, December 26 Shift 1: 9:00am - 6:00pm Shift 2: 11:00am - 8:00pm Thursday, December 27 Shift 1: 9:00am - 6:00pm Shift 2: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Friday, December 28 Shift 1: 9:00am - 6:00pm Shift 2: 2:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday, December 29 Shift 1: 9:00am - 6:00pm Shift 2: 3:00pm - 12:00am Shift 3: 5:00pm - 2:00am December 30 & 31 Shift 1: 9:00am - 6:00pm Shift 2: 6:00pm - 3:00am Shift 3: 3:00am - 12:00pm Those volunteers participating in Shift 3 on December 31 may stay for the final judging at 8:30am, but we ask that you stay until the judging of all floats is completed. ATTIRE We suggest that all our decorators wear old grubby clothes, because this is a construction site and there is a lot of paint and glue. You may also want to bring a sweater or jacket, as sometimes it can get very cold. FOOD You are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, but a lunch truck will be available on site. There are also fast food restaurants in the area. AGE LIMIT Only people 13 and older are allowed to be on scaffolding. Children ages 11 -12 may decorate in other areas. VALUABLES We do not have lockers or storage to keep sweaters, jackets, purses etc. Radios, CDs and cassettes are not permitted. Please use cell phones outside the float building, as they interfere with our communication system. Also, as a reminder, there is no smoking inside the float building. PARKING Festival Artists Worldwide does not accept responsibility for parking, security for decorator?s vehicles or personal property. This is the decorator?s responsibility. Parking is available on the streets. This season, Festival Artists Worldwide will also host a canned food drive to benefit the LA Mission. Float volunteers are asked to proved a non-perishable, canned food item each day. Outside donations will also be accepted and can be delivered to the Festival Artists Worldwide warehouse located at 120 N. Aspan Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702. Space is limited and fills up quickly. Please send an email with your name, contact information, choice of day(s), shifts and times to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive confirmation of your registration and further instructions shortly thereafter. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you again for your participation!