Nampa resident Linda Varnes, center, is helping with the Lutheran Hours Ministries float for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. A classically trained artist, she has designed features on 16 floats over the past 34 years. She’s pictured here with fellow Petal Pushers Shirley Anderson and Katie Pike in the merchandise tent that she is helping to run this year.
Nampa resident Linda Varnes, center, is helping with the Lutheran Hours Ministries float for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. A classically trained artist, she has designed features on 16 floats over the past 34 years. She’s pictured here with fellow Petal Pushers Shirley Anderson and Katie Pike in the merchandise tent that she is helping to run this year. Provided by Petal Pushers
Nampa resident Linda Varnes, center, is helping with the Lutheran Hours Ministries float for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. A classically trained artist, she has designed features on 16 floats over the past 34 years. She’s pictured here with fellow Petal Pushers Shirley Anderson and Katie Pike in the merchandise tent that she is helping to run this year. Provided by Petal Pushers

Idaho has a connection to the famous Rose Parade — Nampa artist Linda Varnes

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