August 19, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 is the Inaugural “Gloucester Day”

As part of the newly founded Gloucester Collaboration, this is a day to celebrate our own “Land of the Life Worth Living,” and the many aspects of our community that make it special to YOU!
What aspects of Gloucester do you treasure?
- The abundant water, rivers, and creeks?
- The lush parks, green spaces, and farmland?
- Our vibrant volunteerism and sense of community involvement?
- The many avenues for recreation, exercise, and sport?
- Our vivacious local art scene with galleries, murals, and the new LOVE sign?
- The feeling you get when you stroll the historic Gloucester Main Street and Village, perusing retail shops and restaurants?
- Our rich and expansive local history, and the roll that our County plays in important regional, state, and national history?
- The many local options for delicious and fresh fare, prepared in a variety of ways across the county?
- Our gorgeous native or historic flora, like daffodils, and our famous festival that bears it's name?
- Our amazing and robust business community that serves the needs of our local residents, and bolsters our thriving economy?

How can YOU participate in Gloucester Day? In a variety ways!
- Reflect on your own love of Gloucester County, and how you celebrate your everyday lives here.
- Tell us all about it!
- Participate in the "12 Bells at 12" and ring any bell you want at 12 p.m. on Saturday! You will be a part of a GLOBAL Gloucester Bell ringing! Even the bells at Gloucester Cathedral in England! How cool is that?!
- Contact Gloria Williams, Community Engagement and Public Information Manager for Gloucester County Virginia at for more ways to participate with your church, civic group, business, family, or organization!

The opportunities are endless!

Other like-named communities of Gloucester will be celebrating in their own ways, as well.

Gloucester Launches the “BEE Alert” Notification System
Gloucester County Emergency Management has launched a new emergency notification service for citizens called the “BEE Alert.” All citizens must manually register to receive emergency notifications even if they are already registered with the old system, CodeRED. Data from CodeRED will not automatically be transferred over to the new system, which uses Everbridge technology. While registration for BEE Alert will be ongoing, citizens are asked to register as soon as possible to avoid missing any emergency notifications.

Historical Literacy Opportunities with Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester

Join Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester's to learn more about local history through guided tours, and learn about LVG's Mission to Equip Adults for Tomorrow!
Center for Archaeology, Preservation and Education
6783 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061
Thursday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m.
Gloucester Museum of History
6539 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061
Saturday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m.
To sign up, email LVG at:
*Space may be limited!
For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit
Town Crier | 804-693-5730 | Contact Us |
6382 Main Street
Gloucester, Virginia 23061