Gloucester 400th Public Meeting

Gloucester 400th Public Meeting

Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

April 8th, 2018, 9:24 am #1

On Saturday, April 28th, the Gloucester 400th Steering Committee will be hosting a public meeting at City Hall starting at 1:00 P.M. to begin soliciting ideas for the 400th.  This will happen in 2023.

Please think about attending the meeting so you can give the Committee your in-put.

The Committee is looking for copies of photos to display at the event from the 350th or 375th. Or even earlier.  If anyone would like to help with the photo display, please e-mail the Committee at gloucester400@gmail.com.
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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

April 9th, 2018, 11:17 am #2

Gotten some images from the 300th.  Still looking for 350th and 375th.
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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

April 12th, 2018, 3:20 pm #3

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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

April 28th, 2018, 3:57 pm #4

For those of you who missed the meeting - about 100 people turned out to give their ideas.  I think that can be considered a success with such nice weather today to be out and about in after the winter we had.  There will be another meeting in the Fall.  To volunteer or submit ideas before then, contact gloucester400@gmail.com.
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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm

April 28th, 2018, 4:33 pm #5

That was a very respectable turnout today, especially with the great weather outside.
I rough-counted well over 100 in attendance. Maybe a bit over 130.

Anyway, a good kick-off.
With Ruth Pino, Bruce Tobey and Bob Gillis up front, you can't go wrong.

Back in 1923, the celebration was promoted as a week-long event.
It looks like there might be loftier goals this time around.

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Always amazing that no-matter what the purpose of a meeting, a few folks
will use a forum like this to promote for their favorite causes. These are the
precious charms of Gloucester.
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

April 28th, 2018, 6:23 pm #6

Had to be out of town for the weekend but happy to hear about the good turnout!

What kind of ideas were put forth?
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

April 28th, 2018, 8:36 pm #7

DM3194 wrote: That was a very respectable turnout today, especially with the great weather outside.
I rough-counted well over 100 in attendance. Maybe a bit over 130.

Anyway, a good kick-off.
With Ruth Pino, Bruce Tobey and Bob Gillis up front, you can't go wrong.

Back in 1923, the celebration was promoted as a week-long event.
It looks like there might be loftier goals this time around.

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Always amazing that no-matter what the purpose of a meeting, a few folks
will use a forum like this to promote for their favorite causes. These are the
precious charms of Gloucester.
I wasn't there but I did hear that there was a decent crowd and that there was an interesting promotion of a favorite cause.

Sounds like they're in good hands.  I burnt myself out organizing and volunteering over a few decades.  Now I'm more of a "call me when you figure it out and let me know what you need" grunt volunteer.  And happy to be that, lol.
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

May 28th, 2018, 12:01 am #8

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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

June 25th, 2018, 1:24 pm #9

Letter to the Editor  re. 4-28-18 Community Meeting for Gloucester 400th 


Please accept our sincere thanks for your participation in the April 28th City Hall Community Meeting held to launch planning for Gloucester’s 400th anniversary celebration in 2023. Our goal is to have a celebration that features 365 days of exciting events that residents, organizations, and businesses will organize and carry out to celebrate the 400 year timeline of Gloucester. The ideas shared on that Saturday afternoon give us a great head start toward building the calendar for a year that our community will long remember.
But it will take more than good ideas to bring that calendar to life in 2023: it will take the initiative, elbow grease and support of you and your family, friends and neighbors. You will see we’ve attached a categorized summary of the projects and events that were proposed on April 28th – please review it and, by return email, let us know where and how you can help!
And please stay in touch – we’ll be posting updates on the 400th anniversary Facebook page (be sure to Like it!), sharing reports with the Gloucester Daily Times, and holding more meetings to provide news, to solicit more involvement and expand on present and future ideas.
And, again, thank you!
Bob Gillis
Ruth Pino
Bruce Tobey
Co-chairs
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