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Council members leave as Daffodil Festival stays in county hands

A majority of the members of Gloucester’s Daffodil Festival Council resigned during a committee meeting last Thursday evening, after it was decided that the group would stay under county leadership and not move forward as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Carol Steele, director of Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, which oversees the Daffodil Festival, said she hopes that the public will not notice any changes to the annual springtime tradition, and her department will begin recruiting new volunteers to help fill the void.

Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors said he is very thankful for the volunteers that serve on the council and the passion they put into producing the wonderful event for Gloucester. “Representatives from the council approached me several months ago with the idea of forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity to operate the Daffodil Festival, and I was, and remain, very supportive of the concept,” he said. &ld...

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