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Richmond Hill High School will hold their junior parent night Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The event, "Exploring the College Application Process," is being sponsored by the RHHS Guidance Staff.

Representatives from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama will be available to answer college admissions questions.

Handouts will be provided. Please call 459-5165 if you plan to attend.

The school will also be hosting their Talent Show, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the gymnasium on Thursday.


Blue Star Memorial

On Wednesday, April 30, at 1:30 p.m., the Richmond Hill Garden Club will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker in J.F. Gregory Park at the Veterans Memorial. The Blue Star Memorial Marker has a long history with the Garden Clubs of America. Featured will be members of the Armed Forces, RHHS ROTC, Rifle Drill Team, Chorus and Band. Sonny Dixon, WTOC anchor, will be Master of Ceremony. The public is invited to the dedication ceremony and for light refreshments after the ceremony. For more information or inquiries: or 727-3219.


Alzheimer's events

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding a free caregiver brunch for family and professional caregivers during a "Nurturing the Nurturer" presentation. Karen Taylor Good, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter will be the guest speaker. The event will be at the Savannah Square Retirement Community in the Riceland Hall Dining Room Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon with brunch provided. RSVP at 920-2231 or 1-800-272-3900 by May 9.  

They are also accepting registration for their annual Memory Walk teams. The walk will take place Saturday, September 27 at Johnson Square in Savannah and Saturday, October 25 in Statesboro. To start a team or make a donation, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at


Home loans

The United States Department of Agriculture, through the USDA Rural Development Agency, has made available low-interest loan funds to income-eligible applicants to purchase a home in Bryan County. Contact their office at 912-871-2620, Option 4, for assistance in qualifying for a home ownership loan.


The Root Ball

Savannah’s Ben Tucker Jazz Trio will perform in Richmond Hill Saturday, April 26th at 7 p.m. for the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation’s Root Ball fundraiser at the Speir-Brogdon Building.

The Root Ball, which is open to the public, is an evening of great jazz music, food, and fun. There will be a live and silent auction with a wide range of items. Local WTOC television favorite, Sonny Dixon will emcee the event.

To purchase advance tickets or find out about sponsorship packages, call Carole Brogdon (756-5884) or Wendy Bolton (727-2544). Visit the Foundation’s website at



The Bryan County High School Booster’s Club is sponsoring the 19th annual Miss Bryan County High School Pageant. All proceeds go to support BCHS academic, literary, and sports programs. The pageant will be Saturday, May 3, at Lanier Primary School beginning at 1 p.m. for divisions Teeny through Petite and 7 p.m. for Junior and Miss divisions.

The age divisions are Teeny Miss (ages 1 - 2), Tiny Miss (ages 3 - 5), Little Miss (ages 6 - 8), Petite Miss (ages 9 - 11), Junior Miss (ages 12 - 14), and Miss BCHS (grades 9 - 12). The Miss BCHS contestants must attend Bryan County High School. Teeny through Petite divisions are open to anyone.

Applications can be picked up at Lanier Primary School, BCES, BCMS or BCHS. The entry fee is $50 per contestant for any age division. The deadline to enter is Monday, April 21. Please contact the director, Beverly Morris, if you have any questions, 626-5020, 313-1574 or



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit May 7 and 21 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke; and May 8 at Bryan County Health Department, Richmond Hill. Appointments are necessary, call 819-6800.


Boy Scout fundraiser

Richmond Hill Boy Scout Troop 527 will host its annual Delicious Chicken Dinner Saturday, May 3, noon-4 p.m. at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church. The dinner includes a half grilled chicken, green beans, potato salad, roll and iced tea (dine in or take out). Tickets are $7 per dinner. Desserts will be sold separately.

The Delicious Chicken Dinner, a long-time Richmond Hill tradition, is Troop 527’s only fund-raiser. Look for Scouts selling tickets around their neighborhoods and local businesses or call 756-4561 to purchase tickets by April 28.


Free counseling

The Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC) program at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield is offered through Army Community Service. The program provides free counseling by licensed social workers specializing in marriage and family issues, including counseling for children and youth. Services have been extended to the local communities. For more information or to make an appointment at Fort Stewart, call 492-6367 or 492-6428. At Hunter, call 704-9505 or 704-8982.


Pembroke yard sale

The city of Pembroke will host its annual City-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. until noon. Booth spaces are available for $10.00 each. There is no charge for non-profit organizations. If you would like to reserve a booth space, please call Tonya at 653-5554.


Pork fundraiser

The Pembroke Christian Church, Hwy. 280, Pembroke, will be selling grilled pork steak dinners on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each dinner will include a grilled pork steak, green beans, potato salad, bread, and slice of pound cake for $6. Bulk pork sausage by the pound will also be for sale. To purchase a dinner ticket or order bulk sausage, please call the church secretary weekdays, 9 a.m.-noon, at 653-2457; or call Shirley Collins at 653-4431 or Carol Aksdal at 541-5636. All proceeds will go towards the church building fund.


Spring debris

The City of Pembroke is having its Annual Spring Debris Pick-up April 14-18. The pickups are free of charge, call 653-4413 to schedule a pickup date.


Gospel sing

Abundant Life Church of God will have a gospel sing on Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

Local groups will be performing. Refreshments will be served afterwards. 119 Wildwood Church Road is three miles from Hwy. 280 from downtown Pembroke and five miles from I-16. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call 653-3697 or 653-3696.


Art show

Arts On the Coast is pleased to present its third annual Members Art Show April 25-26. The show will be at the Wetlands Center in Gregory Park in Richmond Hill from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. The show is open to the general public and there is no charge to attend. Arts On the Coast looks forward to highlighting the creative talent and efforts of local visual artists. Come share their vision to promote arts in our area.


Geechee Kunda

The Gathering at Geechee Kunda, the Gullah Geechee Museum and Cultural Center in Historic Riceboro will be April 19. Call 884-4440 to find out more information.


ASSU courses

The list of Spring 2008 Course Offerings at AASU's Center for Professional and Continuing Education has been released. For more information about the classes or to register, call 927-5322 or


Commodity foods

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will be distributing USDA surplus commodity foods to eligible residents April 16-18.

Any household whose total gross income is less than the State established poverty guidelines for the appropriate household size is eligible. Persons picking up food are requested to bring a bag or box container.

Food will be distributed from the following sites: Wednesday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Richmond Hill Courthouse; Thursday, April 17, 2-6 p.m., Pembroke City Hall; and Friday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pembroke City Hall. For additional information, call Carolyn Frasier at 653-4993.



Kindergarten orientation and registration for the fall of 2008 will be at Richmond Hill Primary School. Students currently in a pre-K program and/or who will be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1 may register. The dates are April 16-18 from 8:30-11 a.m.

Parents of RHPS students must be Bryan County residents and provide proof of residency and physical address as well as their child’s social security card, copy of their birth certificate, current immunization records and an eye-ear-dental exam form.


UW fundraiser

The Clothes Line, a partnership of the United Way and the City of Pembroke, located at 53 N. College St., Pembroke, is having their final Winter Sale day on Wednesday, April 16. All items that cost $1 or more will be half off; all children’s items that are 50 cents will be half off also. The Clothes Line is open from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


Energy Oasis 5K

Energy Oasis will hold its second annual 5K race on April 19 at 9 a.m. They have chosen the International Rett Syndrome Foundation to be the beneficiary of the race, with local Richmond Hill resident Amber Gant, 13, as their inspiration and representative. People may still register the day of. For more information, call Kathy Ackerman at 756-5865.


Make a Wish

Restaurants in the Savannah and Statesboro areas will be participating in the second Annual Dining for Wishes on Thursday, April 24, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information and a listing of restaurants, go to or contact Jean Doliber at 330-0476 or


Animal fundraiser

GARD is now accepting yard sale items for their 503(c) nonprofit no-kill animal shelter fundraiser. For more information or to drop off donations, call 858-4530.

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