March 5, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Deadline Approaching to Participate in Daffodil Festival Parade

The deadline for entries taking part in the “Little Gem of a Festival” Mini Virtual Parade is Friday, March 12. The shoebox-size parade for this year’s Daffodil Festival will follow a similar format to the virtual Christmas and Holiday Parade that was organized by the Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department in December. The parade will debut at 9 a.m. March 27 on the County’s website, social media, and cable channels 47 and 48.

For more information about the festival and complete guidelines for the parade, visit http://daffodilfestivalva.org/parade or call the PR&T Department at 804-693-2355. 
Special Exhibit at Gloucester Main Library

"Bay to Belly - Chesapeake Bay’s Food & Culture"
March 3 – April 21
Stop by the Main Library to enjoy the exhibit!

Plans Being Finalized for Ed Foundation's Virtual 5K Race for Education

The Gloucester Educational Foundation wants to thank its confirmed Sponsors for this year's Gloucester Educational Foundation's VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk March 20th - April 10th!

This year may look a little different than in years past, however, the group is pumped to "Run for Education" in 2021!

The event supports Gloucester County Public Schools Virginia in a variety of ways, including: Classroom Mini-Grants, the Teacher of the Year Program, and more. For more information the Gloucester Educational Foundation: https://gets.gc.k12.va.us/gcps-educational-foundation

It's not too late to sponsor! For more information, please contact Carol Dehoux at cdehoux@gc.k12.va.us or (804) 693-1425 or Sharon Stone at stonewell22@gmail.com or (804) 693-4305.
A Message from the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office

We would like to let the citizens of Gloucester County know that we have recently received the 2020 Virginia State Income Tax forms. These forms are available in our office during normal business hours. Our office is also available to any citizen in Gloucester who needs assistance in preparing their VA State tax return. For more information please contact our office at 804-693-3451.
Join us, have some fun, and keep your brain sharp by playing both fun and challenging brain games with the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department at the Stewart Building!

Games improve senior brain health by encouraging different ways of thinking, increasing brain stimulation, and offering an opportunity for sociability. Brain game classes will be offered on Tuesday mornings from 11am-12pm and will be hosted by a PRT instructor!

The class is $25 and will meet on 8 separate occasions, starting on March 23. The deadline to register is Sunday, March 21. Keep in mind a mask must be worn due to COVID-19 guidelines and all distancing and sanitation requirements will be met. Register here: gloucesterva.info/civicrec
Upcoming Courses Offered by the Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Community Services Board

Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) - A Suicide Prevention Free Online Training
When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Online Registration:

For a complete list of course offerings, visit: www.chvc.online

Public input wanted for the Middle Peninsula All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) was funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to work with Middle Peninsula localities (ie. Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex Counties and the Towns of Urbanna, Tappahannock, and West Point) and Middle Peninsula Tribes (i.e. Rappahannock, Upper Mattaponi, and Pamunkey) to update the 2016 Middle Peninsula All Hazards Mitigation Plan (AHMP). The AHMP assesses all hazards that may affect the region and proposes mitigation strategies to reduce the impacts to citizens, critical facilities, infrastructure, private property, public property, and the natural environment from future hazardous events.

As part of the AHMP update, public outreach and input is critical to shape the plan. This survey requests information on local hazards and your thoughts on mitigation actions. Mitigation actions can be defined as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. Please note this survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. All responses should be submitted no later than March 15th. Finally, survey results will remain anonymous and will be summarized in the 2021 AHMP update. Please continue to check the MPPDC website project page at mppdc.com and here on the MPPDC Facebook page for more opportunities to provide input. A draft plan will be available for public review by August 2021.

Thank you for your participation and your input! Please encourage your neighbors to participate.

New Post on Money, Health and Other Things

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will wrap up its discussion on auto insurance.

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

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