Town to Toast 'Joe Millionaire''s Zora

03/27/2003 3:06PM

Strike up the band! This Saturday is "Zora Day" in the scenic New Jersey river town of Lambertville, the Associated Press reports.

If you're thinking 'Zora who?' then roll back the calendar to last month, when 29-year-old Zora Andrich beat out 20 other young women to win the favor of Evan Mariott on FOX's smash reality hit "Joe Millionaire."

Considered a longshot by many, the good-hearted, animal-loving substitute teacher split a $1 million prize with Marriott, the $19,000-a-year construction worker who posed as the heir to a $50 million fortune.

Much to their fans' disappointment, however, Andrich and Marriott didn't continue their relationship after the show's finale. "Is it possible to find true love in just a month with someone?" Andrich told PEOPLE. "I never rule out anything. But honestly, I think it would be highly unlikely."

Even if she didn't find true love, Andrich did do her hometown proud. Mayor Dennis Del Vecchio has announced that "Zora Day" will include a parade, proclamations and a luncheon.

Andrich, who according to event planners moved away from Lambertville after the show's finale, will be on hand to sell autographed photos. The proceeds, as you might expect from America's favorite nice girl, will be donated to several local charities.

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