[Posted on Mar 29, 2017 | 378 views]
Lori Goings at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs helped Roney Leitner of Hallieford solve his mystery daffodil. He was overjoyed to find out it is an heirloom variety that dates before 1750. Leitner said he hopes to enter his flower in this weekend’s Gloucester Daffodil Show in memory of his beloved wife, Doris. This year’s show will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Botetourt Elementary School. This weekend is also the 31st annual Gloucester Daffodil Festival. Photo by Katherine Lambert
Gloucester Daffodil Festival coordinator Debbie Wesolowski puts the finishing touches on one of the archways that she designed to welcome guests into the court circle during this weekend’s event. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
One of these three young ladies (pictured here with the 2016 Queen Macy Calder, second from left) will be crowned the 2017 Daffodil Festival princess on Saturday. This year’s Daffodil Festival princesses are, at left, GHS senior Elizabeth Simmons, daughter of Rhonda Simmons and the late William Simmons Jr.; second from right, GHS senior Brianna Miller, the daughter of Paul and Judy Miller and, at right, GHS junior Savannah Lovato, daughter of Ray and Leah Lovato. The Daffodil Festival Queen will be announced during opening ceremonies on the Main Stage beginning at 11:15 a.m.

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