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Daffodil Day returns on April 22

Activities, entertainment planned for second annual spring celebration.

If you’re on Main Street this weekend, you might find yourself surrounded by yellow, daffodils, decorations, artists, amusements and more. You’ll be at the kick-off for the second annual Daffodil Day.

Community members are invited to attend the springtime festivities, hosted by the Moorestown Business Association, featuring art, shopping, entertainment and activities for all ages.

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The event, inspired by the weekend-long spring celebration in Nantucket, Mass., will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to the Daffodil Day Event Chair Melissa McGrath, those attending are encouraged to wear yellow in the spirit of spring and fun.

“After a dreary winter, spring is here now and we’ve had some nice days,“ McGrath said. “Wearing yellow visually makes for a fun day.”

With the success of the first Daffodil Day, MBA President Steven Pazienza said the event is “the second-best event Moorestown held last year, following Moorestown Day.”

The springtime event brought thousands of community members last year, and this year’s organizers are incorporating additional activities and entertainment to the festivities. To name a few, there will be an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic, a pet costume contest and promenade, bicycle and stroller decorating stations, and art displays by kindergarten through third-grade students in the Moorestown Parks and Recreation arts program.

“Daffodil Day is not only a celebration of spring and bringing in the daffodils, but we have brought in the artists of town as well,” Pazienza said. “If Moorestown is going to reinvent itself, it needs to embrace the arts.”

Local artists will line the streets with demonstrations and items for sale, while live bands will perform throughout the day, provided by Sustainable Moorestown’s Moorestown Creates Committee. As well, horse-drawn carriage rides will be available starting at Percheron Park.

“We encourage people to come out and see everything we have to offer,” McGrath said. “People today like to order online, but there are quite a few places to have a great meal, shop and find great things locally. There’s a lot to be seen.”

Restaurants and shops along Main Street will offer seasonal items, menus and services. McGrath said many of the local merchants have already put effort and work into decorating and preparing for the celebration.

“The Main Street merchants, the shops, are mostly members of the MBA, and they’re either decorating or preparing items to give out or sell,” McGrath said. “We have one gal from Showcase Graphics, she is having canvas bags made for things that are given out.”

Last year, Pazienza said there were only about 60 to 70 orders of daffodils made on Daffodil Day, however already this year there are approximately 300 orders. He hopes this springtime festivity will continue in Moorestown for years to come, and something people look forward to year after year.

For more information about Daffodil Day, visit www.MoorestownBusiness.com.

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