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Kids Fest

Publix will have a Kids Fest on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This will include a Kids Safety Day with the Richmond Hill Police Department on hand to fingerprint kids while digital photos are taken to give to parents. There also will be displays by the Richmond Hill Fire Department, Bryan County EMS and Fire Department, LifeStar and RHPD. There will be a cookout and more. Check with Publix for more information.



GARD will have a thrift store on Main Street in Pembroke on Saturday collecting food for homeless animals.

When you bring in a bag of dog or cat food your child receives a brand new book. More events planned. All proceeds go toward spaying and neutering of pets.



Magnolia Manor

Richmond Hill Mayor Richard Davis will take part in the Renaissance Lecture Series for Magnolia Manor on the Coast. The event is slated for Aug. 9.

Davis will speak to guests and residents at the facility.

He plans to speak on several issues, most of which will focus on the booming growth of the city of Richmond Hill and its recent accolades.

He will also inform the group on the recent awards earned by the city, including being named a Trendsetter City by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine.

Each month, Magnolia Manor on the Coast hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at their facility on Richmond Hill. The monthly event begins at 5:30 and after the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows. A light supper is provided to this event which is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Julie at 756-4300.


American Legion

The American Legion Post 164 and Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The post is located on U.S. Highway 280 West of Pembroke. All veterans are welcome.


Cub Scouts

Pack 486 invites families with boys aged 6 through 10 to a Cub Scout open house at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on Hwy. 144 on Aug. 5 between 2-5 p.m.. Come learn about the adventure of Cub Scouting and enjoy some of the games and activities which make Cub Scouting so much fun. The Cub Scout year begins with the school year and this is an ideal time to learn about Scouts and sign up for the coming year. For further information, please call 572 5101.

In addition, Cub Scout Packs 400, 486, and 527 will be hosting a fall recruitment campaign on Aug. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Primary School in the Multi-Purpose Room. These Packs would like to invite you and your son to become a part of one of America’s leading values-driven organizations. Cub Scouts is for any boy in grades 1-5. Information will also be available about Boy Scouts for older boys. Contact District Executive Matt Jarrard at 756-3336 or for more information.


BoE to meet

The Bryan County Board of Education will meet for a called meeting on Monday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m. at George Washington Carver Elementary School, 476 Frances Meeks Way.


Grief support group

A grief support meeting for those who have lost a child, grandchild, or sibling is now forming in Pembroke.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Christian Church. The meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call Gayle Sharpe at 653-2876.

American Legion

Richmond Hill American Legion Post 27 now meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Chamber of Commerce across from Blocker's Barber Shop. The executive board meets at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting gets under way at 7 p.m.



Attention all immediate family members of deployed soldiers.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164 cordially invites you to join us for a picnic lunch, lots of games and prizes for the children, and some well deserved rest for the adults.

The picnic lunch will consist of a variety of sandwiches including kids favorite, peanut butter and jelly. Sweet and unsweetened iced tea and other beverages along with a variety of desserts will be provided.

The picnic lunch will be held at the American Legion Hall on Hwy. 280 on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1-5 p.m. To ensure enough food and prizes please RSVP no later than Aug. 11. For more information call President Sussie Magee at 653-5476 or 429-3741 or 1st Vice President Cindy Milloy at 653-5878 or 675-5422.


Nonprofit help

Each year hundreds of thousands of nonprofit organizations apply to community foundations, private and corporate foundations and the United Way for funding. In 2006, United Way raised over $7.8 million to support more than 90 community-oriented programs and 37 nonprofit health and human service organizations within the Coastal Empire.

Nonprofits seeking success in applying to United Way and to other funding programs need to plan how to track and demonstrate measurable program results.

To help local nonprofits in their efforts, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is offering Developing Outcome-Based Performance Measures For Grant-Funded Programs on Aug. 16 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St., Savannah. Applications to the United Way of the Coastal Empire are due Aug. 31. Trainer Sharon DuBose, with the Central Savannah River’s Economic Opportunity Authority, is certified by the Georgia Results Oriented Management Association, and has offered this training to hundreds of nonprofits.

Online registration is at, or call 234-9688 in Savannah.

The fee is $45 for GCN members and $55 for nonmembers.

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