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Garden Week draws 600 visitors to Gloucester

A pretty spring day and three distinctive featured destinations drew approximately 600 visitors to the Historic Garden Week tour in Gloucester on Saturday.

“I thought it was a big success. We sure lucked out with the weather, and could not have picked a prettier day. The visitors seemed to enjoy everything,” said tour chairman Judy Cathey.

“I liked the balance we had,” Cathey continued. “An elegant home with White Hall, an historical site with Holly Knoll and a smaller, cottage style home with Shadow Hill. People were very impressed with the flowers and the places.”

Many people were particularly interested in the history at Holly Knoll, Cathey said. Even local residents on the tour said they were not aware that a Gloucester site was so important to the civil rights movement.

Local residents Wes Wilson, who portrayed Moton Center founder Frederick Patterson, and Moton’s niece, Mary Bright, greeted visitors at Holly Knoll. Cathey said having ...

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