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RHFD ‘Spring Fling’ set for April 21

POSTED: April 9, 2018 9:36 a.m.
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From left: Henry, George and Charlotte Clark pose with the RHFD mascot 'Axe' at last year's RHFD Spring Fling. The three were in town with their mother and grandmother visiting family.

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An “American Idol” contestant, cornhole tournament, inflatables and a pig kissing contest.

There is only one place you’ll be able to find all of that and more — the Richmond Hill Fire Department’s Second Annual Spring Fling, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 in J.F. Gregory Park.

The first such event last year helped firefighters raise $6,200 for “Operation Presents Under the Tree,” which provides Christmas presents for children in need. Lt. Brendon Greene said that amount made for a better Christmas for 125 kids.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The day will also include food trucks, vendors, face painting and Axe, the fire department’s 9-foot-tall mascot.

Liv Annalise, a Richmond Hill singer who received a golden ticket to Hollywood on this season’s “American Idol,” will perform from noon to 2 p.m.

Local celebrities are in the midst of trying to raise the most money in order not to have to kiss a pig. Participants include Mayor Russ Carpenter, Councilwoman Tara Baraniak, McAllister Elementary School Principal Bivins Miller, Randy Bocook of Bocook Realty, Ron Elliott of Georgia Game Changers, Kristi Cox of United Way and Allen Cox, director of Transportation for Bryan County Schools.

The one who raises the most money is off the hook, while the rest have been encouraged to bring lipstick.

For more information on sponsorships, entering a cornhole team or selling food/crafts, call Greene at (508) 837-0841.

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