"Daffinitely" The Best Party of Spring!

"Ah... romance to me is spontaneity. It's not diamond earrings; it's a bunch of daffodils that's freshly picked from the field."-- Kate Winslet
 

 

Where else can you see gentlemen in Daffodil hats? Or ladies in dresses that looked like walking gardens?

Cheerful and almost vaudevillian, this year’s opening cocktail event welcomed dignitaries, donors, and…….Mother Nature herself.

Ronald Lee Fleming & Lilyana Milosavgevic

Held at The Chanler, the event featured Chairman John Hirschboeck welcoming guests, along with Mayor  Harry Winthrop, and supporter Ron Fleming, when who should burst through the door but….Mother Nature, extolling the work of the committee and the town itself on the  series of events celebrating the growth of Newport’s daffodil population.

 

Daffy Days, the Festival, hosted 20 enjoyable events over a nine-day period in April.

Mayor Harry Winthrop, Councilor Naomi Neville, John Hirschboeck & Ron Fleming


Congressman David Cicilline and Councilor Naomi Neville were on hand to support the Daffys.  Also seen were Rep. Lauren Carson,  Janet Coit, who said she feels “like an honorary citizen”, Harle Tinney, Lori Decrescenzo, Candy McDonald, and Leslie Broecking, celebrating the new statistic that 700,000 Daffodils are planted toward the ultime goal of one million. Heavenkt harp music floated above the guests and celebrated the daffodils.


                                                     —L.P.

 

For further information about the Newport Daffodil initiative, go to

www.Daffydays.com

Praising the efforts to daffodil-ize Newport

 

Rep. Lauren Carson, Congressman David Cicilline & Naomi Neville

 

Congressman Cicilline congratulating Mayor Winthrop

 

Lauren Carson praises the initiative and success

 

Janet Coit praises the Festival

 

Mother Nature praised the Festival, mentioning Earth Day and Arbor Day

 

Harle Tinney, Polly Lyman & Loriana DiCresenzo

 

                    Brian Cunha, Bekki Schenker & Nick Gencarella

 

Friends with Bettie Sarantos

 

Lovely harp music by Arilyn Mitchell

 

 

Brian (Dr. Love) Sullivan & Peggy Mulholland

 

Ms. Milosavgevic, Mr. Fleming & Leppy McCarthy

 

 

Lisa and Sita Valentine

 

Andrea McHugh  & Kathy Staab

 

Laura Flynn & Conrad Tea


 

Bill Martin

 

Browsing the silent auction

 

 

 

Diana Silvaria & Paul Szapary

 

Ingrid Coddington, Sarah Peppercorn-Jades & Leslie Broecking, the "hat ladies"

 

 

Mother Nature, aka Anne-Marie Forer

 

Sunset at the Fire Pit

 

The crowd of "Daffodillions" on The Chanler porch

 

The check in table with a Daffodil cloth, manned by Mrs. Hirschboeck

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