Starting Jan. 1, 2009 the City of Richmond Hill will begin to enforce proper number and lettering of homes and businesses for 911 purposes. The result of noncompliance can be a fine. For more information call the Richmond Hill Police Department at 756-5645.
The City of Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 8, has been cancelled because of a lack of agenda items. The next scheduled Planning and Zoning meeting is scheduled for Dec. 22.
Fort McAllister's annual winter muster and battle will be Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone is invited to spend the day at the fort as Union and Confederate forces prepare for the climactic battle of Sherman's March to the Sea. Guests will be able to witness the battle for control of the fort at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for kids. Fort McAllister is located at the end of Ga. Spur 144 in South Bryan. For more information call 727-2339.
Carver Elementary School invites everyone to attend a retirement reception in honor of Susan Knauff, celebrating her more than 33 years in education. The reception will be held Dec. 16 from 3-5 p.m. at Carver Elementary.
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for individuals to assist with preparations for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau will host information/application sessions at the following Bryan County locations in December: Bryan County Library-Pembroke, 1018 Camelia Drive, Saturday, Dec. 13 at noon.
For more information, call 1-866-861-2010.
The City of Richmond Hill will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of the state’s mental health and retardation hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
Donated items from the City of Richmond Hill will be delivered to Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Civic organizations, businesses, churches, schools, scout troops and individual citizens are encouraged to help with the collection of gifts for the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. Gifts should be placed in the drop boxes no later than Dec. 9.
Drop-off locations include the Richmond Hill City Hall, the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, and the Bryan County Annex/Jack Kingston Building.
Bryan County Head Start in Pembroke will be accepting applications in January for the 2009-2010 school year. Children for the Head Start program must be at least three years old and not older than five years old, on or before Sept. 1, 2009. There is no cost to parents for this program. Applications for eligibility may be completed at the center. The following documents will be required: birth certificate, proof of income (2008 W-2 or three consecutive pay stubs, Social Security or DFCS letter, letter from employer, etc.), State of Ga. Immunization Record (Form 3231), and a physician’s letter for any child with special needs.
For enrollment, the following documents will be requested; social security numbers for each family member, a complete physical examination, a dental examination, and a current Medicaid, Peach Care or private insurance card if applicable.
For additional information about the program, please contact the center at 653-4990 for Barbara Patterson and Ann Chance.
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet at Bryan County Middle School, Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. For information, call Esther Sexson in Richmond Hilll at 727-3013 or Jean Owens in Pembroke at 653-4732.
Attorney James Barid will be a guest speaker at Magnolia Manor on the Coast on Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m.. The topic of discussion is estate planning. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested should RSVP to Julie Gartside at 756-4300.
Hospice Savannah, Inc. invites you to honor or remember someone special during the holiday season by attending the 17th annual Tree of Light ceremony and memorial service on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.
It will be held outdoors on the grounds of Full Circle, a Center for Education and Grief Support, 7212 Seawright Drive in Savannah. Tree of Light donations can be sent to Hospice Savannah Foundation Inc., attn Tree of Light, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416
All donations support bereavement counseling services offered to anyone in the community at no charge.
For more information, contact Mioshei Mobley, Community Outreach, 355-2289.
American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, will host active duty military members and their families at their annual Christmas party Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the post home.
Active duty military personnel, their spouses and children who reside in the Pembroke, Ellabell or Brooklet area are welcome to come and are asked to please confirm your attendance with the names and ages of children who will be attending. Please call either of the following numbers with this information before Dec. 9: B.J. Clark, 653-4958; Billy Marshall, 653-4933; Jim Correll, 653-6364; or Joe Lewis, 842-9418. If no answer, please leave message on 653-4958 number. Post members are asked to bring a side dish, dessert, etc. Meats, drinks, etc. will be furnished by the post.
Girl Scout Troop 262 is offering a "Reading Club" for all 1st Graders in Richmond Hill. This "Reading Club" will offer Reading and Sight Word help provided by spunky 6th Graders who are earning their Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest Award to be earned in this age level and these girls have been working on this for two years. This project will complete all requirements necessary.
The "Reading Club" will take place on Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Library (beginning Dec. 13). If you wish for your child to participate, please sign up at the Richmond Hill Library.
Silent Auction items are needed to benefit the Bryan County 4-H Program at the Christmas in Pembroke festivities.
Area businesses, organizations, and parents are encouraged to contribute gift certificates, gift baskets, memberships, sports and school spirit items, church cookbooks, jewelry, crafts and anything of interest. All proceeds will be used by the Bryan County 4-H Program to offer scholarships, registration fees, and travel to various 4-H activities throughout the year. This is the sole fundraiser for the entire Bryan County 4-H Program. Any and all help is needed and greatly appreciated. For more information call Shanna Davis at 653-2231.
On Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will again host the Moravian Love Feast 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. A children’s nursery will be provided. For more information, please feel free to contact the church at 756-2339.
New members are wanted for the Richmond Hill Library Teen Board, a group of preteen and teen volunteers in grades 6-12. For more information or to apply, contact 756-3580 or stop by the library at 9607 Ford Avenue.