A community open house at the Tournament of the Roses headquarters took place last Saturday, the event began with a small ceremony, where members of the tournament of the Roses, community and organization, family and dignitaries came together to honor Laura Farber, the first Latin woman as president of the Tournament of Roses, followed by a great reception where attendees had the opportunity to have a tour of the Wrigley mansion in addition of the tasty food of Latin tradition, such as cochinita pibil tacos from the El Portal Restaurant, "fruta picada" with Piquin Chili, paella and Argentinian empanadas,
David Eads, Tournament of the Roses CIO, Terry Tornek, Pasadena mayor and Tomas Lopez, husband of Laura Farber, gave a speech in front of the audience at the beautiful garden to recognize and exalt the professional career of Laura Farber, She also had the opportunity to address the audience and expressed her gratitude and how important is the meaning of this year Tournament Of Roses Theme, the Power of Hope, "El poder de la esperanza".
Pasadena Latino Heritage Parade Committee attended and enjoyed the great atmosphere who was delighted by the live music of the Latin Jazz jazz of Ralph Guzman where the audience were inspired to start dancing at the end of the reception.
The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade®presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 131st Rose Parade themed “The Power of Hope,” on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, followed by the 106th Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visitwww.tournamentofroses.com.