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Family reunion

The Cribbs-Harvey-Wise Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church Annex. All paper goods, eating utensils and ice will be furnished. Please bring covered dishes. For further information, contact Sandra Butler at 756-3537.


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.


JROTC fundraiser

The Richmond Hill High School JROTC Booster Club will have a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex next to Hardees. Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Wildcat spirit items will be on sale. In addition, Booster Club President Jennifer Clark will be selling raffle tickets for a 4-wheeler at $15 each. The tickets regularly cost $25 each. The drawing will be Sept. 30 and the winner will be notified by phone. Money collected will be refunded if the sale of tickets doesn't pay for the 4-wheeler. The fundraiser is to help pay for a trailer for the JROTC.

For more information call Jennifer Clark at (440) 670-1895 or email


BCHS fundraiser

The Bryan County High School Band will be having a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pembroke Pharmacy on E. Bacon Street.


Picnic postponed

Because of the hot weather and the opening of schools in the area, the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 164, Pembroke, has decided to cancel the picnic for wives and children of deployed soldiers that was to be held on Saturday, Aug. 25.

A later date will be announced.


Public hearings

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners announced Aug. 9 a plan to raise property taxes for the upcoming fiscal year.

Three public hearings will be held in order to allow public input on the increase:

- Aug. 20, at 4 p.m. at the Bryan County Courthouse, Commissioners Meeting Room;

- Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Courthouse Annex; and

- Aug. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bryan County Courthouse.


Blood drive

The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive is being held at Coastal Electric Cooperative located at 1265 S. Coastal Hwy Midway, Georgia in the John T. Woods, Jr. Auditorium on Aug. 30 from 2-7 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns call Kim at 880-2236.


Library book sale

Pembroke Library’s annual book sale is just around the corner.

The kids are back in school and it’s time to clean out the closets, etc. Please think about donating all your old, but in good condition, books to the Pembroke Library for their annual book sale.

The book sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. until the library closes. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.

For more information call Marsha Clark at 653-4958.


Grief support group

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

Meetings will be held the second 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.


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.


Cub Scouts

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.


Grants available

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate announces the availability of grant funds for fiscal year 2008.

Applications for breast cancer and breast cancer health programs from non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Liberty, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are eligible for funding. This is the first year the Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate is funding local community programs.

The grant cycle runs from July 31, through Aug. 31. Eligible applications must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Announcement of funding will be made by Oct. 1.

All applications should be addressed to: Komen Coastal Georgia, P.O. Box 1405, Savannah, GA, 31402. Attn: Susan Madramootoo. For an application or questions, please contact Susan Madramootoo at (912) 651-2948 or e-mail


Donations sought

Between now and Sept. 11, the community can donate school supplies toward St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Angels of Mercy’s annual Danny’s Brown Box and Gail Jones’ Backpack for Every Child school supply drive.

The drive provides art and school supplies to at-risk students in local childcare facilities and classrooms in Savannah. St. Joseph’s/Candler co-workers set up brown boxes in work areas for collections. All donations are welcome, including composition books, paper, crayons, pencils, pens, rulers, and back packs. Backpacks must be clear or mesh to meet school policies.

Donations can be made to the main entrance lobbies of St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. and Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. or at East Bay Inn, 225 E. Bay St.



The American Diabetes Association has partnered with the Savannah Waterfront Association to host an Arts and Crafts Festival on historic River Street on Saturday, Aug. 25 to benefit the annual Walk on the Wild Side Step Out to Fight Diabetes campaign.

Waterfront Association Director Rick Lott said, "Diabetes Day on the River may look like a typical First Saturday Festival on the River but it may be even more fun. There will be the usual artists and craftsmen on the waterfront plaza, but there will also be health screenings and helpful information about diabetes."

The Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. along the river and will feature arts and crafts, food and beverage, entertainment and informational booths as well.

For more information about Diabetes Day on the River, call 912-234-0295 or visit


Latino meeting

The Georgia Latino Forum invites Latino and Latino-serving organizations from the Savannah and Coastal Georgia area to attend an information session on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn Street (southeast corner of Abercorn and Apache Avenue).

The informal meeting will serve as an opportunity to get better acquainted with and discuss current issues relevant to Latinos and Latino-serving organizations in the region.

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

For more information, contact Melody Rodriguez, director of AASU’S Hispanic Outreach and Leadership (HOLA) program, at 912.921.7337 or email


Funds available

Proceeds from renewals of the Breast Cancer License Tag, totaling $500,000, are available for non-profit organizations and public health agencies to expand breast cancer education, screening, access, and outreach to people in the state of Georgia who are medically indigent. Applications are available and must be submitted by Sept. 14 for funding effective October 2008.

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), Division of Public Health (DPH) contract with the Georgia Cancer Coalition to administer, review and evaluate applications, and disburse awards. Proposals should be submitted through proposalCENTRAL at Application submission questions should be directed to or 1-800-875-2562, ext 227.

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