Beverly Hills News – Virginia Robinson Gardens Superintendent Tim Lindsay To Judge 127th Rose Parade
Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 – 12:27 PM
By Laura Coleman
Beverly Hills Robinson Gardens’ Superintendent Timothy Lindsay will start out this New Year’s Day bright and early in order to serve as one of three float judges for the televised 127th Tournament of Roses Parade, ‘Find Your Adventure.’
“Attending the parade on New Year’s Day has always been my family’s favorite way to start the year,” Lindsay exclaimed. “This year, I am delighted to participate in the long-held tradition. We will judge 44 floats and present 23 awards.”
Together with judges Tom Bowling and Jodie Petersen, who like Lindsay were culled from a pool of applicants across the nation, the team spent the past two days judging the floats based on criteria including creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact. The judges are using iPads and software developed by staff at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena in order to sort out the categories and deliberations to determine the winners for this year’s annual Pasadena parade.
Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen is expected to announce the winners Friday morning at 6 a.m. on the front steps of the Wrigley Mansion.
“These floral masterpieces are designed, built, and decorated by dedicated teams who put incredible effort into perfecting their fantastic floats,” Matthiessen said.
“The Tournament of Roses parade personifies all that’s good about America,” added Lindsay.