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All hail the daffodil

This weekend’s Gloucester Daffodil Festival, a celebration of spring and a Gloucester County tradition since 1987, will pay tribute to the flower’s history in Gloucester and the journey of Pocahontas from her life at Werowocomoco to her death 400 years ago in England.

Festival hours will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The festival’s parade will step off from Main Street Center at 10 a.m. Saturday. “For their outstanding stewardship of Werowocomoco and their personal sacrifice to preserve history, we are honored to have Bob and Lynn Ripley as the 2017 grand marshals,” said festival coordinator Debbie Wesolowski. Just after the parade, at 11:15, the couple will be honored during the opening ceremony of the festival.

“I’m so proud of how the community has come together this year,” Wesolowski added. “We’ve had the most sponsorship than we’ve ever had in the history of the festival, and ...

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