Posy Parade promotes green themeBy Joseph Capote
San Bruno's Posy Parade usually brings an eclectic mix of families, floats and of course posies for its march through the heart of the city. This year the Posy Parade takes on a greener meaning, as the theme is "Green Transportation: Our Carbon Footprint".
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Posy Parade, which starts at Posy Park and ends at San Bruno's city park.
The parade was first held in 1941 and was held as a "festival of flowers" patterned after the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California. As true to its original purpose, the parade is dedicated to children.
The parade has undergone many changes since it's inauguration as a fund raising event in 1945. Despite these changes, some things have remained constant since the early days of the parade. A princess and her court are still elected and the Mayor still rides in a snorkel fire truck. Though the parade may not have the flair nor the crowds of days gone by, it is the city's unique claim to fame.
Copyright ©2010 San Francisco Examiner. Published 05/05/2010.