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Timbers named grand marshal for Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade

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The Portland Timbers will be the grand marshal for this year’s Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade, the Portland Rose Festival announced Thursday. 

The Grand Floral Parade will showcase the MLS Cup champions throughout downtown Portland on June 11, starting at 10 a.m.

"The Portland Rose Festival has been integral to our community for more than 100 years, and the Timbers are honored and proud to be a part of this year's festivities as Grand Marshal of the 2016 Grand Floral Parade," Timbers owner Merritt Paulson said in a release.

The parade will feature 15 all-floral floats, 14 marching bands, 19 equestrian units as well as vintage vehicles, marching groups and colorful dancers. 

As part of the parade day celebrations, Alaska Airlines will debut a Timbers-themed float that celebrates their partnership with the team. 

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