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This year’s modified Gloucester Daffodil Festival a success

A little occasional rain this past weekend didn’t keep people from enjoying the annual Gloucester Daffodil Festival, which was held in modified form Saturday and Sunday due to the pandemic.

There was no in-person parade, no food and no entertainment. But the weather was mostly sunny and warm, and the 40 participating vendors were friendly and welcoming. A video of the virtual shoebox parade can be found online at

Festival-goers with first-ever Daffodil Festival tickets lined up at the information booth in the pocket park adjacent to the Court Circle to be checked in and get wrist bracelets, and were allowed into the vendor areas on the Court Circle and nearby Carriage Court in groups of about two dozen or so. Everyone was masked and appeared to be adhering to requirements for social distancing.

SHERRY HAMILTON / GAZETTE-JOURNALKaren Gellatly, left, of Karen’s Glass out of Richmond demonstrates the effect the sun has on one of her creations...

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