June 24, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Save the Date for Celebrate Gloucester Day 2022

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 is the Inaugural “Gloucester Day” in our community. 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 gwilliams@gloucesterva.info 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.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available! 

Concert on the Green Rescheduled to June 29

Due to inclement weather, the "Just Dan" performance, originally scheduled for June 22, was postponed to this coming Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m. inside the court circle!
History Camps for 4th and 5th Graders Being Offered in July

Looking for something fun and educational for your 4th and 5th grader to do this summer?

Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism is holding Civil War Camp July 11-14 and Explore Gloucester History Camp July 18-21. Camps will include trips to museums and historic sites including Mariner’s Museum, Fort Monroe, Rosewell, Ware Church, the American Civil War Museum, the Virginia State Capitol, and Hollywood Cemetery. To sign up, visit gloucesterva.info/civicrec and click the “camps” tab. Look for “Civil War Camp” and “Explore Gloucester History Camp.”

If you have questions, email Robert Kelly, Museums Coordinator at RKelly@gloucesterva.info.
Gloucester Clean Community Awarded $1,000 Green Grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful for its “Bag It Up” Campaign

Gloucester's Clean Community Department wants to mitigate the use of single-use plastic bags in their community. Through a public outreach program, they plan to provide the public with reusable grocery bags at farm stands in Gloucester, as part of Keep Virginia Beautiful’s 12th Annual Green Grants Program.
Every year, government, non-profit, civic, and service organizations in Virginia are invited to apply for grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 that will help address an environmental concern in their community. Grants must focus on one of the following priorities:  Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification.
“Green grants provide financial resources needed to implement innovative and effective projects that will result in more clean, green, and beautiful places to live, work, and play. These initiatives bring people together, in partnership, to make positive differences in communities across Virginia,” says Cristi Lawton, Keep Virginia Beautiful’s Executive Director. 
Gloucester County Clean Community strives to help keep Gloucester County clean and green. They want to give away the reusable grocery bags to encourage residents and visitors to think before automatically picking up single-use plastic bags. 

Advisory Committee Opening

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization boards have a Community Advisory Committee with volunteer representatives from each of the member localities. Currently, there is a vacancy for Gloucester. 

More information on the committee, and the application, can be found on the website: https://www.hrpdcva.gov/departments/public-involvement/community-advisory-committee-(cac)/

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its multi-part series on risk management and the basics of different insurance plans! This week, they’ll wrap up their discussion on disability insurance. To tune in, click here.
For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
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