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What Do 20,000 Daffodils Look Like?

Find Out At The Downtown Daffodil Celebration in Woodruff Park On March 12

Daffodil photoDowntown Daffodil Celebration is an event to celebrate the blooming of 20,000 Daffodils in Woodruff Park as the first installment of the Daffodil Project in Downtown Atlanta. The official program will take place at Woodruff Park Reading Room (intersection of Peachtree Street & Auburn Avenue) on Wednesday, March 12 at Noon. Media and public are invited.

The daffodils planted in Woodruff Park will serve to beautify the park landscaping in a meaningful andWoodruff Park - Daffodil Project LOGO purposeful way.  The Daffodil Project is a world-wide project that empowers Holocaust Education, and aspires to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember and represent the one and a half million children who died senselessly in Nazi occupied Europe.  The vision for this project in Downtown Atlanta includes planting daffodils along the route of the streetcar, as well as lining the path from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to the King Center.  To kick start the Downtown vision, 20,000 daffodils have been planted around the children’s playground in Woodruff Park, the city’s historic center.  Woodruff Park Facebook: www.facebook.com/woodruffpark and Web Site: www.woodruffpark.com

About Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress is a private, not-for-profit corporation that strives to create a robust economic climate for Downtown Atlanta. With a Board of Downtown’s top business leaders, CAP is funded through the investment of businesses and institutions. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, founded in 1995 by CAP, is a public-private partnership that strives to create a livable environment for Downtown Atlanta. With a Board of nine private and public-sector leaders, ADID is funded through a community improvement district within which commercial property owners pay special assessments. Together, Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District are committed to a Downtown for the diverse Atlanta community and all of Downtown’s property owners, employees, residents, students and visitors.

About AmYisrael Chai!: Am Yisrael Chai! is a non-profit Holocaust Education and Awareness Organization. Each year we host a community event in Atlanta, Georgia to commemorate the Holocaust and to celebrate survival and success. Am Yisrael Chai! has developed The Daffodil Project, a world-wide project empowering Holocaust Education. The shape and color of the daffodils represent the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust. The daffodils represent our hope for the future as they return with resilience and beauty each year, reminding us to remember the past and take action for the future.   www.daffodilproject.net

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Media Contact: Karen Hatchett, Hatchett PR, karen.hatchett@charter.net and 770-433-1137.

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