Decorating begins today on the city's float for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year's Day.
Georgean Griswold, president-elect of the Torrance Rose Float Assn., a volunteer group that coordinates and decorates the annual entry, said there has been an overflow of volunteers.
"We have too many," Griswold said happily. "We had over 200 that wanted to decorate on the night of the 30th." Two shifts a day, each with 130 volunteers, will work through Dec. 31.
Griswold said the overflow came about because of better outreach this year and the addition of volunteers from Marineland, co-sponsor of the float.