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Daffodil Festival to place limit on parade entries

The Gloucester Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee has decided to limit to 60 the number of units at this year’s Daffodil Festival Parade. The decision was made for safety reasons.

Carol Steele, Gloucester director of parks, recreation and tourism, said the committee, meeting Jan. 26 at Gloucester County Building #2, agreed to try out the 60-unit limit to see if it might help provide a safer parade. No limit is now in place.

The 60-unit limit will be reviewed following the mid-April parade to see if it will remain intact or be altered, she said.

Besides limiting the number of units, Steele said the committee agreed to limit the number of linear feet a group can occupy. This will help ensure adequate distance between groups taking part in the parade.

As another safety measure, Steele said a pre-parade meeting will be held in March for groups planning to participate. This will be the first time such a meeting has been held.

Part of the reason for these steps, Steele said, ...

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