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Post 164 party

Post 164, Pembroke, will have their Christmas party Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Post and Ladies Auxiliary would like to again invite the spouses and children of deployed servicemen who live in the local area to attend. Members are asked to bring a covered dish; meats, beverages, bread, etc. will be furnished by the Post. It has been rumored that Santa may be making an early visit that night.

Active duty spouses are asked to call one of the numbers below to RSVP for an accurate count and have the first names and ages of children who will be attending. Please call: 653-4958; 653-4933; 653-5878; or 653-5476.



The Friends of the Library are in desperate need of paper back books in the mystery, spy, adventure and romance genre. These paper backs have to be in good condition - no missing covers, torn or yellowed pages. The re-sale of these books benefits the Richmond Hill Public Library. All donations are tax free. Bring books to the Richmond Hill Library. Call 756-3580 for more information.


AL Post 27

American Legion Post 27, Richmond Hill, meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Brogdon-Speirs Building. The executive board meets at 6 p.m. All vets are invited to attend, whether members or not, to see what the post does for Richmond Hill and soldiers overseas.


Turkey Trot

If you like to cut a rug, Magnolia Manor on the Coast has the perfect event! It’s called the Turkey Trot Dance and it is slated for Friday Nov. 30 from 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Call 756-4300. or go to for more information.


AL Post 164

American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary also meets at the same time.

The post is located on Highway 280 west, approximately ½ mile past Harvey’s on the right. All veterans are invited to attend. The Post is available to the community for use for family functions, etc. For more information call 653-4958 or 653-4933.


Grief support

Grief support meeting for parents who’ve lost a child meets every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Pembroke Church, Hwy. 280. Call Gayle Sharpe, 653-2876, for further information.


Detour Monday

The Georgia Department of Transportation advises motorists of a detour on State Route 119 from 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 until 8: a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. This road closure is to provide railroad grade crossing improvements.

The detour route for Northbound traffic will take SR 119, east on Railroad Street to SR 67. Left to SR 119 at SR 30; Southbound traffic will take SR 119 to cross over SR 30 (turns into SR 67) turn right on Railroad Street and back to SR 119. Signs will be posted on the route.

Call the Savannah Area Engineer’s Office at 651-2144 for more information.


Historical Society

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is holding its annual Christmas Banquet at the Fort McAllister State Park Group Shelter on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

The dinner is catered and raffles and door prizes are being offered. This event is open to the public and the tickets are only $15 per person. One of the many prizes will be an Eco Tour from Salty Dawg Charters. For more information you can call the Banquet Chairperson at 756-4155 or 660-1100, call or email the Historical Society at 756-3697 or, and you can stop by the Richmond Hill Historical Society Museum between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday to purchase tickets.


Sapelo Island

Space is still available for the Christmas tour Sapelo Island and the Reynolds Mansion. The Reynolds Mansion is decorated each year for Christmas by the Friends of Sapelo. Openings are on Wednesday, Dec. 5, Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday, Dec. 12. A few spaces are open for the Luncheon tour on Tuesday, Dec 4. The ferry fee is $10 per person round trip. Children 5 or under ride free.

The ferry fee is paid at the Sapelo Island Visitor Center in Meridian before boarding. The tour fee of $10 per person is paid separately to the Reynolds Mansion. Reservations are required,

Please contact the Reynolds Mansion at 912-485-2299.


Children's story time

Children's story time book reading featuring storyteller Jacqui Anderson will be at Sensational Minds Bookstore on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1:30-2 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. For more information or directions to the bookstore go to


Moravian Love Feast

The Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will host the Moravian Love Feast On Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. for all those persons interested in experiencing this celebration of Christian unity.

The traditional Moravian Love Feast celebrates the birth of Christ through scripture reading and prayer, the singing of hymns, the lighting of candles, and the serving of Moravian buns and coffee.

Christmas Love Feasts held across the country draw visitors by the hundreds and thousands. Year after year people come, eager for that moment when the sanctuary lights are dimmed, and the beeswax candles are distributed and lighted. Like the bread and cups of coffee, these candles are passed down the pew from hand to hand, one at a time, until the sanctuary is aglow in God’s light.

Those who attend the Moravian Christmas Love Feasts are encouraged to, "...let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and give glory to the Father who is in heaven." A children’s nursery will be provided. For more information, please feel free to contact the church at 756-2339.


AFA honors airmen

The Savannah Chapter, Air Force Association (AFA) will be recognizing outstanding airmen from the Air Force (15th Air Support Operations Sq, Ft. Stewart); Air National Guard (117 Air Control Sq, 165 Airlift Wing, Combat Readiness Training Center); Savannah Civil Air Patrol; and Effingham High School AF Junior ROTC at a dinner on Nov. 27, at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum at 6:30 p.m. The AFA Chapter Teacher of the Year will also be recognized. Cost is $16 per person. Chapter members and guests are welcome. RSVP to Pam Mongin at 912- 966-8254. The AFA mission is to educate the public, advocate for strong national defense, and support the Air Force.


Civil War event

"Civil War Event" will be held Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum, 681 Ft. Argyle Road off Hwy. 204 2.3 miles west of I-95. There will be a Civil War encampment, canal tours and food and gifts will be on sale. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (912) 748-8068 or email


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