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Preparations underway for Gloucester Daffodil Festival

A new committee is busy preparing for the 31st annual Gloucester Daffodil Festival, which is only a few short months away, scheduled for April 1-2.

This year’s theme is, “Home Town Roots, Worldwide Blooms,” which will celebrate the rich history of the daffodil industry in Gloucester, as well as the 400th anniversary of the journey of Pocahontas.

“The Daffodil Festival is proud to honor her from her childhood at Werowocomoco to her death in Kent, England, 400 years ago,” said festival coordinator Debbie Wesolowski.

The Gloucester Daffodil Show, a 70-year tradition, will continue once again this year being a part of the Daffodil Festival, she said. Staying with the festival’s theme, the show will also reflect Pocahontas and her life at Werowocomoco. 

According to Wesolowski, the bulb tours at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, Ware Neck, will be offered both Saturday and Sunday during the festival this year, with shuttles carrying visitors back an...

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