November 24, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Special Thanksgiving Edition
In Need of a Thanksgiving Day Meal?
We're having a parade - a mini virtual parade!

Decorate a shoebox-sized float for your group, organization, family, school, etc. and we'll film the "parade" in front a backdrop and include commentary from the emcee - just like the real thing!

For more information, visit:

The parade will be broadcast on Facebook and on our website on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 pm.

Floats must be dropped off by Tuesday, December 1 at 12:00 pm.

Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism
The Stewart Building
6382 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061

Nominations Sought for a Replacement Statue to Represent the Commonwealth

The Gloucester High School (Virginia) Pocahontas Leadership Collaborative is seeking nominations from Virginians for a replacement statue in Architect of the Capitol to represent the Commonwealth. Nomination period closes 11/27. Learn more & nominate here! .

Virginia’s US Capitol Commission is seeking recommendations for the General Assembly to consider in January 2021. The woman most famously known as Pocahontas has a unique connection to Gloucester, Virginia. Learn more here:

Virginians of all ages, including students, staff, families, and other citizens, are invited to learn more about this effort. The brief, voluntary survey enables each participant to either support the nomination of Pocahontas, or recommend another nominee. Click here to access the form:

The Gloucester High School (Virginia) Pocahontas Leadership Collaborative will provide the Commission with names of supporters on 11/27. For more information, visit the VADHR website at or contact Rick Tatnall at [email protected]
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.
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
• Deputy Registrar
• Custodian (Part Time)

Check out these great opportunities at:
County Continues to Offer COVID-Related Assistance
For more health-related information on COVID-19, visit the Virginia Department of Health's website at
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