Rose Parade float volunteers preparing for return after 1-year absence

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- The Tournament of Roses returns to Pasadena this weekend after a one-year absence during the pandemic, and volunteers are putting in thousands of hours to get the floats ready.

Floats need to be prepared by 8 a.m. Friday for judging prior to the 133rd Rose Parade.

Stefan Pollack with Fiesta Floats says there are additional difficulties this year because of the pandemic, and the one-year absence.

"This year there's been a ton of challenges, with the supply chain and just getting in touch with people," Pollack said.

"It is so fantastic to be back," he added.

The Rose Parade can be watched live on ABC7 starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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