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The 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed "Find Your Adventure," will take place on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 in Pasadena, California, and feature spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, high-stepping equestrian units and majestic floral floats. Lutheran Hour Ministries will once again have a float entry in the parade, this year under the theme of "Jesus is the Light of the World." The LHM float will display a fishing boat with both biblical and modern era disciples of Jesus Christ sitting beneath a lighthouse crowned with the cross of Christ.

Thanks to the International Lutheran Laymen's League's Southern California District, the LHM float is a 66-year tradition in the longstanding New Year's event, carrying on a mission to provide a Gospel witness to viewers everywhere, from the parade route along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard to televisions all over the world. The float serves as the only Christian witness in the parade. The Tournament of Roses Parade is watched live on television by approximately 40 million Americans and by millions more people in 150 countries.

Please invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to watch for the Lutheran Hour Ministries float during television coverage. While the Tournament of Roses Parade is on most network channels, the LHM float is not guaranteed coverage due to commercials and/or other TV commitments. For the best viewing of the parade, the Home and Garden channel shows the parade in its entirety on cable TV. Check your local listings for time and channel. The Lutheran Hour Ministries float is scheduled to appear near the end of the parade as the 93rd unit out of 95.

In addition to the Lutheran Hour Ministries float, the 5,000 volunteers of the Petal Pushers are also decorating floats for several other organizations. Honda, the City of Los Angeles, Western Asset, Farmers Insurance and Shriners Children's Hospital are among the other floats that the Petal Pushers decorated last year.

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Coloring Contest Winners Announced
The Petal Pushers are pleased to announce and congratulate the following Coloring Contest Winners for this year:

1st Place: Subomi A., Memorial Lutheran School, Texas
2nd Place: Adam D., Our Savior Lutheran School, Texas
3rd Place: Bret T., King of Kings Lutheran School, Minnesota

First and Second Grades
1st Place: Kaylin B,. Redeemer Lutheran School, Texas
2nd Place: June K., Concordia Lutheran School, Shanghai, China
3rd Place: Alexa C., Christ Lutheran School, Nebraska

Third, Fourth, Fifth Grades
1st Place: Shelby H., Christ Lutheran School, Utah
2nd Place: Elizabeth T., Salem Lutheran School, California
3rd Place: Emanuelli W., Zion Lutheran School, Nebraska

Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grades
1st Place: Karyssa L., Trinity Lutheran School, Wisconsin
2nd Place: Nikki N., Christ Lutheran School, Utah
3rd Place: Megan Z., St. Mark Lutheran School, Texas

Winners will receive a $50 coupon to be used at the Petal Pushers online store, a Petal Pushers t-shirt and a float magnet. The teacher of the winning student from each category also gets a $50 coupon to be used at the online store, a Petal Pushers t-shirt and a float magnet. Second and third place winners (students) receive a Petal Pushers t-shirt and a float magnet. Many thanks to the hundreds of contestants for their participation this year! They provided a significant challenge for the judges.

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