By John McDevitt
KENNETT SQUARE, PA (CBS) – The one millionth visitor to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square was greeted by a roaring group of staff members Friday.
“Longwood is one of our favorite places so I’m overjoyed,” said Melissa Laurentius of Bel Air, Md., who is now one in a million.
In addition to receiving a warm welcome by about 100 Longwood Gardens staffers, Laurentius received a bouquet of flowers, a life long membership and a $300 gift certificate.
“I had no idea!” Laurentius said. “I’m originally from Massachusetts. My husband is from Missouri. We just recently had two back-to-back trips. We just got back from Missouri this week and I though this would be a good last hurrah before the kids go back to school next week. So it worked out well. I had No idea.”
Longwood Gardens Director Paul Redman says he is happy for Laurentius and her family and hopes they will be returning in the future.