George Lucas Named Grand Marshal Of Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (September 19, 2006) — Everything is coming up roses for George Lucas.

Lucas has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2007 Tournament of Roses parade, it was announced on Tuesday.

Tournament of Roses President Paul L. Holman was joined on stage by Chewbacca and Wicket to announce Lucas as the man to lead the New Year?s Day celebration in Pasadena, California.

As Grand Marshal, George Lucas will ride in the 118th Rose Parade in front of a worldwide television audience, and toss the coin before the 93rd Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2007.

?It is a true honor to be named the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade and I am eager to be in the midst of so many talented performers and magical floats,? Lucas said. ?While my mission has been to entertain others, the Rose Parade has entertained me all of my life. It is such a joy to be part of this historical parade, especially as it is the same year that marks the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.?

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