2016-04-28 / Mainsheet

Spreading Daffy Cheer


John Hirschboeck and Ronald Fleming John Hirschboeck and Ronald Fleming From the opening ceremony conga line at Bannister’s Wharf on April 14 to the assorted contests throughout the week, including a best daffodil image sponsored by the Newport Photographers’ Guild, best hat at the Spring Fling (winner Lindsey Smith-Hill won a daffy Lilo Hats fascinator designed by Lisa Stubbs), and even a contest for the daffiest dog, the third annual Daffodillion Days Festival appeared to have something for everyone.

The Tour de Jonquilles brought out the bicyclists, the Driving Miss Daffodil car rally brought out the four-wheel enthusiasts, and you didn’t have to be a “Mary Poppins” fan to let the Chalk-a- Lot sidewalk art exercise bring out your inner Bert (as in, it’s a jolly holiday . . .)

For the arborists there were several opportunities for walking tours of the city’s three arboreta, and even the wee ones had the chance to meet Charlie (Ridolph, Newport’s city forester) and his Bucket Truck.


Lindsey Smith-Hill Lindsey Smith-Hill Throughout the week, John Hirschboeck and his busy volunteer Daffodillionaires kept it all running smoothly.

Hats off to all involved – think happy, daffy thoughts until next year!

Daffodil Days Retailers Window Display Winners

Local:
1st Place–The General Store
2nd Place–Charlotte Kellogg
3rd Place–The Mansion Store

National:
1st Place–The Black Dog
2nd Place–Gaastra
3rd Place–Brahmin Handbags

Container:
1st Place–Patagonia
2nd Place–The Wellington Resort



Anna Anton and Bettie Sarantos Anna Anton and Bettie Sarantos

Judy and Lawrence Cutler honored with the Newport Arboretum Citizen Forester Award Judy and Lawrence Cutler honored with the Newport Arboretum Citizen Forester Award

The Rhode Island Ballet Theatre. (Photo by Warren McAuliffe) The Rhode Island Ballet Theatre. (Photo by Warren McAuliffe)

Photos by Allan Millora Photos by Allan Millora

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