PASADENA — A legion of students from across California decorated floats that appeared in Saturday's Tournament of Roses Parade. These included about a dozen students from Orange Coast College and three students from Estancia High School in Costa Mesa.
They were among an estimated 300 students from Orange County who boarded charter buses bound for Pasadena early Wednesday morning, when rain returned to the Southland.
The local students made the trek north to help the Kiwanis International service club decorate its Rose Parade float and other floats.
"Frankly, I don't know what we'd do without them," said Jeff Dimsdale of Kiwanis International, who chaperoned the students from Orange County on the trip to and from Pasadena.
The three Estancia students' decorating earned them time toward their 40 hours of community service required for graduation.
They also decided to do a little decorating because, they said, it's fun to contribute to something as widely recognized as the Rose Parade.