December 3, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester’s Christmas and Holiday Parade Returns Saturday

Gloucester County’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is excited for a full return of its Christmas and Holiday Parade on Saturday. The annual tradition, which is a local hallmark of holiday activities, will step off from Main Street Center at 3 p.m. and end at Botetourt Elementary School.

Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic just prior to the beginning of the parade. A partial closure of Main Street will continue following the parade until 6 p.m. to facilitate the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of the Gloucester Museum of History. A detour will be in place allowing traffic to use Martin Street and Cary Avenue to bypass the closure.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony, beginning at 5 p.m., will feature the Page Middle School Select Ensemble under the direction of Karen Scalf.

This year, longtime local music teacher James “Jim” Camillucci will serve as grand marshal of the parade. Camillucci served in several Gloucester County Public School music departments, most recently retiring as music teacher at Botetourt Elementary School at the end of the last school year. “We are so thrilled to have the parade back this year after last year’s shoebox version,” said Katey Legg, Director of Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. “We are even more thrilled to have Mr. Camillucci agree to serve as our grand marshal, as he has had a tremendous impact on so many children’s lives over the past several decades.”
County Director of Information Technology Hired

Gloucester’s Acting County Administrator Carol Steele is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Beach as the new Director of Information Technology, effective November 29th, 2021. Beach is a proven Information Technology (IT) leader with over 25 years of implementation and project management experience in both the public and private sectors. 

To learn more about Eric, click here.
Important Message About Trash on Main Street

Gloucester County is pleased to offer trash receptacles along Main Street for pedestrian use. Since the cans are only emptied once per week, we do ask that businesses and residents refrain from using these receptacles to dispose of their regular garbage. When this happens, the receptacles often overflow and cause unsightly issues up and down our beautiful Main Street.

Thank you for your help in keeping our unique and charming Main Street clean for our residents and visitors!

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!
Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit some of its past posts on Diversity and Inclusion! This week they will discuss Microaggressions. To listen in, visit
Gloucester County is recruiting for various positions!

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