September 23, 2022

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

Fire, Smoke, and Muskets Program Scheduled for Oct. 1-2

The Gloucester Museum of History will commemorate the 241st anniversary of the Battle of the Hook by hosting “Fire, Smoke & Muskets: Gloucester 1781,”a living history program, on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 in and around the colonial court circle. The program will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday - rain or shine - and is free and open to the public.

The family-friendly program will feature dozens of reenactors and align with the Virginia Standards of Learning for students of all ages, with emphasis on Virginia studies, African American History, and the Revolutionary War. “

To learn more, click here

Daffodil Festival Queen and Other Applications to Open Oct. 1

The 2023 Gloucester Daffodil Festival is scheduled for April 1-2 and will center around the theme, “Let’s Jazz it Up, the Trumpets are Blooming.” Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Department will begin accepting applications Oct. 1 for the 2023 Daffodil Festival Queen, Little Miss Daffodil, and the Annual Scholarship. The deadline for applications to be returned is Feb. 10, 2023.

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Collaboration with FEMA and VDEM For Hurricane Preparedness

Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney and officials from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management visited Gloucester this week for the Annual Peak Hurricane Season Meeting that was held in the County's Emergency Operations Center.

The meeting served as an opportunity to learn more about how Gloucester County Virginia Government and other localities can work with the larger agencies to ensure a quicker and more robust response for citizens in the wake of a disaster.

Gloucester County Emergency Management has launched a new emergency notification service for citizens called the “BEE Alert.” All citizens must manually register to receive emergency notifications even if they are already registered with the old system, CodeRED. Data from CodeRED was not automatically transferred over to the new system, which uses Everbridge technology. While registration for BEE Alert will be ongoing, citizens are asked to register as soon as possible to avoid missing any emergency notifications.




Parks, Recreation and Tourism Offerings for this Week


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring ZUMBA for ages 16 and older on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:45-7:45 at Abingdon. October session is $64 for the whole month (skip 10/31) or $9 per day for individual classes. The deadline is September 28.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Karate for ages 4 and older on Mondays or Thursdays at TC Walker. Monday classes run from October 10 to December 12 and Thursday classes are October 13-December 15. The Fee is $43-$47 and the deadline to register is October 10 and 13.

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

Registration Open for 2022 Christmas and Holiday Parade 

Time to start thinking about the Holidays! Registration is now open for the 2022 Gloucester Christmas and Holiday Parade to be held on Saturday, December 3 at 3:00 pm on Main Street.

Here is a link to registration: Registration is online only. If you need help registering, please visit the Stewart Building at 6382 Main Street and staff will help you register.

The parade is limited to the first 60 entries.

Businesses are $20 per unit, Non-profits are $10 per unit, Schools and County entities are free.

The deadline for registration is once 60 entries are filled or November 13.

Saturday was a beautiful day for

International Coastal Clean Up Day! 

Thank you to the Scouts Troop 175, Gloucester 4-H Explorer Club, and the families that came out to help clean up the coastline! Approximately 175 lbs. of trash was removed from the beach!

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its series on retirement planning. This week, they'll discuss some questions and scenarios to get people thinking about saving for retirement. To learn more, click here.

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