April 2012 – November 2013

Apr 7 Sat
11:00 a.m. Easter Parade @ German Street
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

11:00 a.m. Easter Parade on German Street

 

In celebration of Shepherdstown’s 250th Anniversary, we are proud to announce the Annual Shepherdstown Easter Parade and Egg Hunt! The event will take place on German Street on April 7th at 11am. Participation in the parade is welcome from all and festive Easter dress, costumes and hats are encouraged. Registration starts at 10:00am at the corner of German and Church Street. Be a part of a small town tradition and trot down German Street with the Easter Bunny and other cheerful marchers. Several judges stationed in front of the Shepherdstown Library on the parade route will be awarding prizes to the best Easter hats in several different categories. Categories in different age groups include best boy, girl, adult, family and pet. The event will be capped off with an Easter Egg Hunt in the back lawn of White Hall. A special thank you to parade organizers and volunteers including Shepherdstown Elementary School, Smallwood Small Insurance and the Shepherdstown Business Association.

Nov 21 Thu
Public Input Meeting for Comprehensive Plan! @ Community Club
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Corporation of Shepherdstown has begun the process of preparing an update to its

Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2001. Part of the process to formulate the updated plan

is to incorporate the voice of town residents. The month of November begins this process with a

number of activities that are focused on engaging the public and receiving feedback on the topics

covered by the plan. Town Councilman David Rosen, who serves as Chairman of the Comprehensive

Plan Committee, commented “We are excited about this unique opportunity to hear from the

community and work together to establish a long-term plan.”

 

The Comprehensive Plan is intended to provide guidance to Shepherdstown’s elected and appointed

officials who will utilize the comprehensive plan to make decisions regarding the future of the

Town. Topics covered in the Comprehensive Plan include the following: land use, infrastructure,

transportation, historic preservation, conservation, recreation and economic development. The

updated plan will establish meaningful and achievable goals, as well as strategies and policies for the

implementation of the plan. The planning process will be completed by June 2014.

 

“A strong community voice helps to ensure a strong comprehensive plan and we are looking forward

to creating that vision as a community.”, stated Shepherdstown Mayor Jim Auxer. There will be

several opportunities throughout the process for Shepherdstown’s residents to be involved, helping

to ensure that the update to the Comprehensive Plan is representative of the community’s vision for

the Town.