NM Roses Float Wins

New Mexico – For the second time in three years, New Mexico's float entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade in California has won the coveted Grand Marshal's Trophy.

The trophy is given for excellence in creative concept and design and is one of the top three awards given each year.

New Mexico's "Enchantment is in the Air" float featured the state's picturesque landscapes depicted in animation art form in more than 50,000 roses.

Among those aboard the float were Miss New Mexico 2008 Christina Olmi and Little Miss New Mexico Mackenzie Brabson of Alamogordo.

Friday marked fourth time in the past five years that New Mexico was represented by a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

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