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Weather-shortened Daffodil Festival still a success

The silver anniversary of the Gloucester Daffodil Festival proved to be "awesome," according to Denise Carter, special events supervisor for Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department. Well, at least one day of it.

The decision was made late Saturday afternoon to cancel the second day of the festival, which was scheduled to go on through Sunday. Carter said the choice was not taken lightly even after seeing three different forecasters give the same gloomy outlook.

"We beat it to death," she said. "We know a lot of local folks like Sunday because it is less traffic and is a less rushed type of day."

In the end, it all worked out for the best. Carter said all of the vendors were supportive of Sunday’s cancellation. Even though Sunday morning’s rain, sleet and snow gave way to sunshine later in the afternoon, she said chilly temperatures would have likely kept many visitors away.

Carter said the tents that many of the v...

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