March 17, 2023

A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information

Be a Part of the Budget Process!

Our Board of Supervisors is beginning to deliberate over the County's budget for the next fiscal year. County Administrator Carol Steele presented her proposed budget to the Board last week, and over the next several weeks, there will be multiple opportunities for public input. The Board wants to hear from you prior to budget adoption next month!

To view the County Administrator's proposed budget, click here.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites public comment between March 27 and April 6, 2023, on a proposed project to build a Restricted Crossing U-Turn intersection at the Route 17 and Route 610 (Woods Cross Road/Davenport Road) intersection in Gloucester County. 

More information and a community survey on the project can be found here.

March 12-18 marks Flood Awareness Week in Virginia. Take a look at these key points to ensure you and your property stay safe during a flood. For more information, visit:

The 2023 Daffodil Festival Print Unveiling!

Saturday, March 18th | 2PM-4PM | Arts On Main

Join us as we announce the winner for this year's festival print. Meet the artist and purchase your very own signed print.


All entrances to our historic court circle are now open… just in time for Spring!

We are so excited to see the new sidewalks & signage!

There are still some smaller projects being completed inside the circle but we welcome you to come check out the new space.

Historical Scavenger Hunt Scheduled for March 21-April 13

Looking for something fun to do? How about an option for a staycation over Spring Break? 

GCPS is proud to partner with the Pocahontas Project, the Gloucester Collaboration, and the Fairfield Foundation to offer the Historic Gloucester Scavenger Hunt from March 21-April 13. 

Hunters will visit 18 different historic locations around Gloucester County, with each location having a specific piece of information to share on their completed Scavenger Hunt Google Form. Every hunter who submits a completed form by the end of the day on April 13th will be entered into a random prize drawing with prizes donated by Gloucester County businesses and organizations. Students will get an additional award from their school too!

What a great way to connect to the history that is right in your own backyard! Follow the QR code in the image to start your hunt on March 21.

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! To tune in, click here.



Parks, Recreation and Tourism Events for the Week Ahead


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Gymnastics for ages 3 to 18 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings from April 18 thru May 25, at Botetourt or Abingdon. Please visit our registration page for the full 12 class schedule.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Spring Break Adventure Camp at Beaverdam for ages 9-12 on April 3-6 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hiking, kayaking, crafts, games and more. Dress to get dirty and for the weather with sturdy shoes (no slide on or open toes). The fee is $45 and the deadline is March 27.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Free Flow Yoga on Tuesdays in April from 5:30-6:45 pm at the Whitcomb Lodge. The fee is $32 for the whole month or $9 per day and the deadline is March 28.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt & Contests on Saturday, April 8 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Beaverdam Park. Treats, eggs, photo op, training session, and a costume contest. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old and vaccinated. Dogs must remain on leash with an adult guardian. Fee is $12 for one dog or $20 for two and the deadline is April 2 or when full.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays in April (10-26) from 6:45-7:45 pm at Abingdon. The fee is $48 for the full month or $9 per day for individual days. The deadline to register is April 6.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring The Full Hike (9.5 miles) on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 am. The registration fee is $5 and the deadline to register is April 1.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Scentwork for Dogs on Sunday, April 16 from 2:00-3:00 pm at Beaverdam. The fee is $46 and the deadline is April 9.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Pack Walk for Dogs on Sunday, April 16 from 3:30-4:30 pm at Beaverdam. The fee is $46 and the deadline is April 9.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Best Years Trip to Richmond to visit the Metro Richmond Zoo on April 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch is on your own. The fee is $60 and the deadline to register is April 12.

For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit
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