DAFFODIL DAY PRESS RELEASE



WHAT: DAFFODIL DAY
WHEN: March 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee
WHO: Sponsored by Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce and Bell Buckle Tree Board


Just like the warmth of the Spring sun will warm your face, the bright, friendly blooms of Bell Buckle daffodils will warm your soul. There are no words in the English language nor emojis on your phone that can do justice to the happiness that the little yellow flower brings after winter is over signaling warm, carefree days of Spring and Summer ahead. Bell Buckle will hold its 41st annual celebration of Daffodil Day on Saturday, March 17th with a host of activities for all ages and interests.

The always popular Daffodil Flower Show has categories including single specimen, youth single specimen, collection, and an arrangement division and even a hometown category cause, you know, Bell Buckle folks like those bragging rights! Go all out searching for the perfect specimen or arranging that eye catching arrangement as ribbons will be awarded in FIFTEEN different classes! Containers for the single specimens are provided. Go to http://bellbucklechamber.com/daffodil-days-2/daffodil-day-flower-show-rules/ for more information on entering including times and instructions on the different daffodil classes.

One of the many great things about warm weather is getting back to tending the garden and beautifying your yard. Bell Buckle is here to help with all that fun with our plant and seed exchange. Bring cuttings of your favorite plants – flowering or vegetable – to share with others. Rules for the plant exchange can be found at http://bellbucklechamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017.Rules_.for_.Plant_.Exchange.pdf so please be sure to check those in order to qualify. The seed exchange may include indoor and/or outdoor, perennial and/or annual, and will need to be identified as to sunlight, size, and watering requirements. Forms will be available on site to fill out pertaining to the seed exchange.

Several seminars will be offered at Bell Buckle Town Hall. A Gardening seminar will be offered by Lorraine Sutton of M&L Greenhouse. Lorraine is a gardening guru and is always happy to offer all the secrets of her trade and answer any questions you may have on why you have a brown thumb. After you spend a little time with Lorraine, voila!, you’ll be leaving with green thumb potential! Be sure to see Lorraine’s wares on the Quilt Square where she will have many of her greenhouse delights available for sale. Beekeeper extraordinaire Dr. Ed Perryman will conduct his popular seminar on bee keeping. This perennial favorite is usually standing room only so be sure to arrive early.

For the 18th straight year, Bell Buckle will celebrate its status as a Tree City USA. The Arbor Day ceremony will be held on the Quilt Square along with the annual tree seedling give away. And for a little more of that bragging right stuff – Bell Buckle has the distinction of being the smallest town in Tennessee to be a Tree City USA! And there’s a bit more buzz to brag about – Bell Buckle is now a Bee City USA! The birds, and the bees, and the flowers, and the trees – that’s what Bell Buckle is all about on Daffodil Day and every day!

Follow the daffodil lined roads to Bell Buckle. We started planting the smiling faces over 100 years ago and oh my, how they have multiplied! Now over a century later, they are still smiling and warming the souls of everyone on their way to Bell Buckle.

Come enjoy the beauty that Spring has to offer in a place that is simply beautiful – Bell Buckle, Tennessee: Close to home but a world away!

For more information, contact:
www.bellbucklechamber.com

41st Annual DAFFODIL DAY 2018 Schedule

Daffodil Show
At the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall
10:00–11:30pm Entries accepted
11:30–12:30 show closed for judging
12:30 Daffodil Show winners announced

Seminars
At Bell Buckle Town Hall
11:00am-12:00pm Gardening
Lorraine Sutton, M&L Greenhouse
12:15pm-1:15pm Honey and Bee Keeping
Dr. Ed Perryman

Arbor Day Ceremony
2:00 on the Quilt Square
Tree City USA Recognition
Bee City USA Recognition
Coloring Contest winner
Notable Tree of Bell Buckle recognized
Bell Buckle Citizen of the Year