Once again, St. Louis-based Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is sponsoring the only religious float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Jan. 2 in Pasadena, Calif. LHM has had a float in the parade for the past 55 years.
This year’s theme is “Miracle of Faith.” Dr. Walter A. Maier II, son of the first speaker of “The Lutheran Hour” radio program, will be one of the riders on the float.
The float is hosted by the Southern California District of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League and decorated by the Petal Pushers, a group of more than 5,000 volunteers from across the country who travel to Pasadena each year to participate. The Petal Pushers range in age from 13 to 85 and include individuals, church groups, families, and Girl Scout troops.
While the Tournament of Roses Parade is televised on most network channels, including ABC, CBS, and NBC, the LHM float is not guaranteed coverage because of commercials and other TV commitments. But cable’s Home and Garden Television (HGTV) channel plans to air the parade without interruption; check local listings for time and channel information. The LHM float is expected to be in the back third of the parade lineup.
Posted Dec. 21, 2005