Sometimes we take for granted our quality of life in Gloucester County. While losing population when we purchased our farm in 1958, with a county of 8,000, we have grown fivefold.
We give the bridge proper credit, but our citizens have moved here not of necessity, but of choice. We have had very good government even with the financial constraints and low real estate taxes. Our schools have had continuous improvement, sometimes without the understanding of parents and citizens.
Our courts and sheriff department have done a remarkable job of enforcing the law and nipping in the bud any gang or drug traffic. I am proud to say that I am a resident of Gloucester.
Our churches and volunteer groups have been very sensitive and responsible to the needs of the less fortunate. Our completely free volunteer clinic has been a model and inspiration. We have developed an animal shelter from a rag-tag facility on the hill to a state-of-the-art facility today.