BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Office of Tourism ‘Feed Your Soul’ float wins the Wrigley Legacy Award for most outstanding display of floral presentation, float design and entertainment at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA.
“It’s such an honor to have each one of these ambassadors, who represent all Louisianans, ride the Louisiana Tourism ‘Feed Your Soul’ float,” said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. “For instance, the teacher represents all Louisiana teachers and the volunteer represents all Louisiana volunteers. We are proud of and grateful for each and every one of them.”
This year’s 133rd Rose Parade theme is Dream. Believe. Achieve.
“When I pitched the idea to have a Louisiana Tourism float in the Rose Parade, I told parade officials that everyone went through the pandemic, but Louisiana was the only state that was hit hard by multiple storms including two major hurricanes in less than two years. When we explain to people who aren’t familiar with what we’ve been through and they realize the devastation we’ve faced, they ask me, ‘Is everyone this passionate about Louisiana?’ Of course, I say ‘yes,’” added Lt. Governor Nungesser.