November 13, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester’s 2020 Holiday and Christmas Parade to be held Virtually this Year

Gloucester County’s Christmas and Holiday Parade, “Hometown Holiday” will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of the public. Though the event will not be held
in-person, public participation is still encouraged.

This year, participants are invited to decorate a shoebox-sized float for their group, organization, family, school, etc. These will then be filmed in front of a backdrop and will include commentary from an emcee, just like the real thing.

The parade will be broadcast on Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Facebook page, ( and the website ( on Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit:
Tucker Store Park Under Construction

If you see a little bit of construction around the court circle, it means that Tucker Store Pocket Park is finally underway!! Made possible through generous donations, this will be a beautiful spot that enhances our gorgeous Main Street.

If you’d like to purchase an engraved brick, it’s not too late - visit to get yours!
REV: Re-Employ Virginians

Click on the image below for more information:
Buy Local Month
November 15 - December 15

Buy Local Month is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supporting local businesses who are the backbone of the local economy. The sense of place that we have here in Hampton Roads, all that makes us unique, is largely thanks to our small businesses. Where we meet to dine with friends, where we take our out of town guests to visit, where we buy gifts, where we enjoy local cuisine are all what build our culture.

Each dollar you spend at an independent business returns three times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain. From November 15th through December 15th look for the 17 localities of Hampton Roads to celebrate the impact small businesses have on the region’s culture, economy and character.
Gloucester’s 2020 Pocahontas Celebration Continuing Virtually

Gloucester County continues celebrating the life and legacy of Pocahontas throughout the month of November, but in a virtual fashion. A series of videos incorporated into this year’s Virtual Celebration will be found on local channel 48, Gloucester’s Parks Recreation and Tourism’s website, and on the County’s YouTube channel.

For more information, visit:
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

Celebrate the Holiday with a New Job!

We are recruiting for the following positions:
• Administrative Assistant
• Mechanical Technician III
• Park Maintenance Supervisor
• Purchasing Buyer
• Real Estate Appraiser I
• Sr. Budget & Program Analyst

Check out these great opportunities at:

New Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

Over the next three weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will talk about different mortgage loans – conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA – what they are, what you need to qualify, and the pros and cons of each.

Gloucester's Back to Business Grant Program

Apply now through November 15, 2020

maximum reimbursement cap $30,000

Go to the link below for information and application
For more health-related information on COVID-19, visit the Virginia Department of Health's website at
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