February 19, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Plans Set for 2021 Gloucester Daffodil Festival

The Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is pleased to announce that there will be an in-person Gloucester Daffodil Festival in the spring. This year’s event, called “A Little Gem of a Festival,” is scheduled for March 27-28 and will be modified to help mitigate ongoing pandemic concerns.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, this year’s festival will be unable to host live entertainment, food vendors and amusement. However, it will feature 40 hand craft and art vendors located in three market areas. Vendors will be spaced out within the Court Circle, along Carriage Court and in the green space behind the Gloucester Museum of History.

Festival hours will be Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 28 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Festival guests will be required to pre-register for their festival visit. A total of 190 guests will be permitted per two-hour festival visit. Registration is free and can be taken through the Eventbrite link on the festival’s website, www.daffodilfestivalva.org

George Bains Promoted to Deputy County Administrator

Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors is pleased to announce the promotion of George Bains from Chief Information Technology Officer to Deputy County Administrator, effective March 1, 2021.

Bains has over 33 years of diverse public sector experience and a proven track record of success in Information Technology, project management, and engineering services. Bains has held his current role overseeing the County’s Information Technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) departments, and serving on the County’s Executive Leadership Team, since 2019.

To read more, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/DocumentCenter/View/10352/George-Bains-Promoted-to-Deputy-County-Administrator-PDF?bidId=
New Exhibit on T.C. Walker Launched at Gloucester Museum of History

Visit the Gloucester Museum of History and experience the new exhibit, “Awakening: The Life & Legacy of T.C. Walker.”

Featuring a reproduction of the T.C. Walker mural from Main Street, the exhibit includes a 100-year-old desk that is on loan from the Woodville Rosenwald School, documents from the archives of the Gloucester Museum of History, and objects from Bethel Baptist Church. Explore the stories from the mural. Learn about the life of a local hero. Be inspired to make a difference in your community.

The Museum, located at 6539 Main Street, is open Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Virginia Restaurants, Don't Miss Your Chance for a $3,500 Grant

The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association is working with DoorDash to support Virginia restaurants. They'll be awarding approximately 125 grants of $3,500 each for a total of up to $450,000.
Grants will be given statewide, with priority given to businesses not already receiving significant grant/loan support. A minimum of 20% of grants will go to minority-owned and/or women-owned businesses. Applications are now through March 1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

To apply, or for more information, visit: https://www.vrlta.org/doordash-grant-information.html
Learn How to Make a Green Craft Daffodil Bouquet from Recycled Materials Thanks to Gloucester's Clean Community
Current County Job Opportunities!

Gloucester County's Human Resources Department invites you to apply to the following opportunity:

Community Engagement Coordinator: $44,023 annually
Administrative Assistant (PT): $18.01 hourly
Deputy II - Fiscal: $34,998 annually

Please visit our website in order to apply at: https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
Youth Mental Health First Aid Free Training (YMHFA)

This is a two day, four hours each, training offered by the Middle Peninsula - Northern Neck Community Services Board.
When: Wednesday & Thursday, 3/3 & 3/4/2021
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
New Post on Money, Health and Other Things

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension wrap up their discussion on common insurance terms and why they matter.

Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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