Dorothy Bangs daffodils

To her best friends, she is affectionately known as the “Daffodil Lady.”

Dorothy Bangs, 87, of Vineyard Haven is one of the Island’s most celebrated volunteers, and she was out working hard this week on behalf of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Bangs—a cancer survivor herself—along with friends and followers, distributed close to 11,000 daffodils, each costing $1. Hopefully, when all the money is collected, it amounts to just what they sought—$11,000.