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City to Enter Rose Parade Float After 40-Year Absence

June 24, 1998

The city will enter its first float in the Rose Parade in 40 years next January after the City Council accepted an invitation and agreed to pay the $2,500 entry fee.

"This is part of the city's 75th anniversary celebration," said Councilman Michael Touhey. "It's a great opportunity to promote the city." The float is expected to cost $120,000, officials said.

The invitation from the Tournament of Roses was offered to West Covina after Arcadia, a regular parade participant, pulled out last week, Touhey said.

Float construction will be coordinated by the committee that oversaw the celebration of the city's 75th anniversary early this month.

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