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No Daffodil Show

A flower show that has been a Gloucester tradition for over half a century will not be held this spring, but plans are already in the works to revive it in 2016.

The Garden Club of Gloucester had staged its annual Daffodil Show for more than 60 years but an aging membership led the club to vote last May to discontinue the annual exhibit of horticultural specimens and artistic arrangements.

The American Daffodil Society (ADS)-endorsed show had been a part of the annual Gloucester Daffodil Festival for that event’s entire 28 years and became a draw for festival-goers.

“We spent two years discussing it, agonizing over it,” said garden club president Jean Johnson. “It was too much effort for our club members. We relied on our husbands a lot, especially for setting up. As we were aging, we could no longer physically do what was required for the show, and do it like the ADS wanted it to be done.”

According to information on the program for the 2014 Daffodil ...

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