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Daffodil Festival cancelled

Following Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to ban all events with 100 or more people, Gloucester County officials have announced that the 2020 Gloucester Daffodil Festival and all activities surrounding the annual event, which had been scheduled for April 4-5, have been cancelled.

The decision also comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that gatherings over 50 people be cancelled for the next eight weeks due to the widespread COVID-19, and President Trump has said that gatherings of 10 or more should not be held for the immediate future.

“We fully support the Governor’s decision, but it’s not without heartache, as that means the annual Daffodil Festival must be cancelled,” said Katey Legg, director of Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department.

“Many people may not know the extent of the planning that goes into this event, even after 34 years. Staff and countless volunteers, businesses and community partners work year-round to bring this muc...

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