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National Cherry Blossom Festival Kickoff Held

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On Friday, March 28th, Secretary Kempthorne, Director Bomar and Superintendent Peggy O’Dell hosted a joint press conference along with partner organizations to announce the enhanced visitor services that will be offered at the 2008 National Cherry Blossom Festival, which began on Saturday, March 29th, and continues through Sunday, April 13th. 

Visitor services this year include welcome areas near the Jefferson Memorial and along the Tidal Basin, a new cherry blossom mascot, “Paddles the Beaver”, a Bloomin’ Jr. Ranger tent, ranger-led lantern tours, visitor information, food, gifts, book sales, picnic areas, first aid and additional temporary restrooms. 

Festival information links:

www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

http://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/national-cherry-blossom-page.htm



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