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Area gearing up for holiday celebrations
Christmas parade file pic
Best in Show winners of St. Anne Catholic Church wave to the crowd from their candy-decorated float during the 2011 Star-Spangled Christmas Parade. - photo by File photo

Richmond Hill’s 19th annual Star-Spangled Christmas Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
This year’s parade will feature several local high-school bands, Fort Stewart 3rd Infantry Division Marching Band and Color Guard, and the Alee Shriners. There will be a special appearance by Santa Claus and candy for children.
The parade route will begin on Maple Street, continue on Cherry Street, down Ford Avenue, make a right turn onto Richard Davis Drive and continue onto Cedar Street before concluding in J.F. Gregory Park.    
For more information, email Linda Blankenship at, call 912-756-3345 or go to

Historical Society Oyster Roast
The Richmond Hill Historical Society Oyster Roast will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Henry Ford’s oyster house at the Ford Plantation, 12511 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
This year’s fundraising gala will feature a new documentary, “The Hidden History of Richmond Hill.” Actors portraying historical figures such as Henry and Clara Ford, Gen. James Oglethorpe, a Southern belle, a Civil War soldier and more will join the guests for a chat and photo opportunities. Guest speakers include Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker Michael Jordan and historian and author Buddy Sullivan. The musical duo Bucky and Barry will perform music under the live oaks on the banks of the Ogeechee River.
DVD copies of “The Hidden History of Richmond Hill” will be available for purchase.
Cost to attend is $125. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 912-660-4113.

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