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Gloucester Township Celebrates 325th Anniversary!


GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--June 2020 marks the 325th anniversary since Gloucester Township’s incorporation in 1695. Gloucester Township has big plans to celebrate its anniversary with various exciting events that will continue throughout the year to celebrate the past, present, and future of our town. The township along with members of our community’s service organizations are currently coordinating activities to celebrate this commemorative Good Newsevent. 

To kick off the anniversary festivities, we will be hosting an anniversary parade in early May as a way to commemorate our town’s rich history and we’d like you to join us! Local groups, organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate in the parade and enter their own unique floats. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd with a rain date of May 9th. Stay tuned for more information.

The second event will be a time capsule burial which will take place on Saturday, June 13th at the historic Gabreil Daveis Tavern. Items of significance to the township will be buried at the tavern to be dug up by future generations. The purpose of the time capsule is to allow Gloucester Township’s heritage to live on for many years to come.

Last but not least, to honor our six fire companies which are a significant part of our town’s history, Gloucester Township will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest Bucket Brigade. Bucket brigades were a method used in firefighting before hand-pumped fire engines in which firefighters would pass buckets to each other to extinguish a blaze. In order to break the world record and appear in the Guinness Book of Records, we need YOUR help! We are looking for 6,500 volunteers to line up and pass a bucket on Saturday, September 12th. More details and information regarding registration is coming soon.
We look forward to having you join us in the grand celebration of 325 years of our beautiful Gloucester Township!

For more information, please visit

Gloucester Township, NJ
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021

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Non-emergencies: 856-228-4000