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A little bit of rain doesn’t dampen Festival

While the 30th annual Gloucester Daffodil Festival wasn’t as ideal weather-wise as organizers hoped for—with a rainy Saturday that forced the cancellation of that morning’s parade—all in all it turned out to be a pretty good weekend.

“Saturday was definitely light (in terms of crowds) because of the weather,” Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism recreation superintendent Katey Legg said, while “Sunday was busy all day from open to close.”

After studying the forecast, a decision was made late Friday afternoon to cancel Saturday’s parade. While Legg said it was a shame to cancel such a popular feature of the festival, “it turns out it was a good decision” as the rainy weather continued for much of the morning and early afternoon.

“Considering all the last-minute challenges and changes” the festival was still a success, she said. “Overall I think things went really well,” she said.

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