Flower power

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Mar 23, 2011 - 04:15 PM

Photo: Daffodils are in bloom, just in time for this weekend’s Gloucester Daffodil Festival. In top photo, Gloucester youngsters Ella Poulson, Andrew Teagle, Sarah Teagle and Meg Teagle, from left, sold daffodils last weekend on Main Street to raise money for the Japan relief effort. In photo below, two 13-year-olds, Izaiah Miller, left, and Darrick Berry set up shop at a familiar spot on Route 14 at James Store to sell the flowers.

Daffodils are in bloom, just in time for this weekend’s Gloucester Daffodil Festival. In top photo, Gloucester youngsters Ella Poulson, Andrew Teagle, Sarah Teagle and Meg Teagle, from left, sold daffodils last weekend on Main Street to raise money for the Japan relief effort. In photo below, two 13-year-olds, Izaiah Miller, left, and Darrick Berry set up shop at a familiar spot on Route 14 at James Store to sell the flowers.

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The Gloucester Daffodil Festival will celebrate its silver anniversary this weekend, marking 25 years of bringing the community together. Visitors to the festival, which will be held Saturday and Sunday on and around Main Street, will experience a mix of traditional activities and new features.

Once again, one of the highlights of this year’s festival will be Andre Viette hosting his national "In the Garden" radio program (WXGM 1420 AM) on Saturday morning from the colonial courthouse. He will then give a talk, titled "Gardening should be easy; gardeners should have fun," at 1 p.m., according to Denise Carter, special events coordinator with Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department.

"We’re also going to have a lot of cool displays at the festival this year," Carter added. She said the representatives from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal will again demonstrate the procedure for disarming explosives, in front of Harry Morris’s law office during the day Saturday.

This year, there will two car shows instead of one, Carter said. The Model A Ford Club will have its cars on display Saturday and then will putter along Main Street at 4:30 p.m., while the Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers vehicles will be parked on display Sunday before also motoring along Main Street at 4:30 p.m.