October 15, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Household Harmful Waste Collection to be held Tomorrow
Important Voting Reminder!

The last day to request to Vote by Mail is: 11 days before Election Day, which is the Second Friday before Election Day. (Fri., Oct 22nd). For more information, visit
Christmas and Holiday Parade Grand Marshal Nominations are Open - And Other Parks, Recreation & Tourism News

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Christmas and Holiday Parade Grand Marshal. Nominations should include a letter of nomination, a few paragraphs about why your nominee should be chosen and any lists of organizations or activities that your nominee has been associated with. Additional letters from others endorsing your nominee are also helpful. All nominations should be sent to Parks, Recreation & Tourism, 6382 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061, by Monday, November 8.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Outdoor Living Skills for ages 6 and over at Beaverdam Park, Saturday, October 23 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm we will explore edible plants and how to purify water. The fee for is $10 and the deadline to register is October 16. Pre-registration is required.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Self-Guided Paddle From One End to the Other of Beaverdam Park on Sunday, October 17, beginning at 12:45 pm. Use your equipment, the fee is $10 or use our rental equipment and the fee is $20. Meet at the Park’s Main Entrance (8687 Roaring Springs Road). We will transport you and your/rental equipment, if applicable, to the Fary’s Mill Road Park entrance. There, you will launch and paddle back to the Main Entrance, at your own pace, just be back by 5:30 pm. The deadline to register is October 17.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Halloween Bingo for ages 9-11 on Sunday, October 31 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the PRT Office. The fee is $10 per child and the deadline to register is October 24.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism has opened registration for the Christmas and Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 pm on Main Street. The registration fees are: Businesses - $20, Non-profits - $10, Schools and County Government entries are free. The deadline to register is November 14 or when we have 60 entries. Visit www.gloucesterva.info/civicrec to register.

Remember pre-registration is required for all activities. For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email prt@gloucesterva.info or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit https://gloucesterva.info/civicrec
Gloucester County Continues to Ask for Citizen input for Multimodal Transportation Study

Throughout the month of October, Gloucester County is conducting a Multimodal Transportation Study focused on safe places to walk, bike, and access transit throughout the County. Over the coming months, the County will work to engage local residents and visitors to provide important input for the study.

First Timberneck Turkey Trot Scheduled for Nov. 20

Join the Fairfield Foundation for the first annual Timberneck Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser on Nov. 20, hosted by the Fairfield Foundation. 

Run or walk this scenic, flat, paved 3.1-mile loop course at Machicomoco State Park in Gloucester, Virginia. Water will be available at the start/finish line, as well as as the halfway point of the race route. Public restrooms will also be available near the race finish. 

All race proceeds help fund the restoration of the Timberneck House, the c.1800 Catlett family home overlooking the York River in Machicomoco State Park. The Timberneck House is undergoing renovation to become a place for learning, lodging, and exploring Virginia's Middle Peninsula. Be one of the first to contribute to the renovation campaign by registering for the Timberneck Turkey Trot! To learn more about the project, visit https://fairfieldfoundation.org/timberneck/

Race will be limited to 100 participants, so sign up early! Online registration only, no race day registration will be available. Registration cost includes the $5 state park entrance fee. All registrants will get a race t-shirt and swag bag. Medals will be awarded after the race for overall top finishers as well as top finishers in specific age categories. Registration fee required for participants 16 and older; children under 16 may race for free but will not get race shirt unless purchased separately (email anna@fairfieldfoundation.org to order). 

Check-in and shirt pick-up will be from 7:45-8:50 am before the race start. 

Stick around after the race to watch the medal ceremony, eat snacks, and enjoy the beautiful setting of the Timberneck House and Machicomoco State Park! 

New Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will return and discuss the difference between 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457(b)s and IRA plans. To listen, visit: https://moneyhealthandotherthings.wordpress.com/2021/10/12/planning-for-retirement-part-iv/
Gloucester County is recruiting for a number of positions!

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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