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Community announcements for April 10
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Relay for Life
There will be a yard sale and car wash to benefit the Bryan County Emergency Services Relay for Life Team today from 7 a.m.-noon. The event is at the Courthouse Annex in Richmond Hill.

Tax commissioner
The Bryan County Tax Commissioner’s South Bryan office is moving to its new location at the new Administrative Complex at Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive on April 15-16 and will be closed for the move. The Pembroke office, which is located near the courthouse, will be open on both days from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The South Bryan office is scheduled to reopen April 19 at 8 a.m. For more information call the Pembroke office at 653-3880.

Pembroke yard sale

The city of Pembroke will host its annual city-wide yard sale on May 1 from 8 a.m. until noon in the municipal parking lot downtown on Hwy. 280. Booth spaces are available for $10 each. You can sign up at City Hall, located at 160 North Main Street. Call 653-4413 for more information.

Retired Educato
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet April 13 in Claxton at Mrs. Rogers’ Restaurant 10.30 a.m. For information, call Jerry Swain (Claxton) 739-2686, Esther Sexson (Richmond Hill) 727-3013 or Jean Owens (Pembroke) 653-4732.

Volunteers needed
The Richmond Hill Historical Society is looking for volunteers who are available Friday, April 16 to help price items for the Society’s April 17 “Bake, Book and Garage Sale” from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Museum. Volunteers are also needed to help set up for the sale and stay throughout the day helping customers. The Society will provide lunch for volunteers on the day of the sale.
Drop off donated items on April 10, April 12, April 15 and April 16 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Donations of baked goods can be dropped off at the museum April 16 or early April 17.
Proceeds from the sale will help relocate Bailey Carpenter’s Barbershop to the Richmond Hill Museum’s campus. For more information call 756-3697.

Fund raiser
The Richmond Hill Historical Society, a non-profit organization, will be sponsoring a Bake, Book, and Sundries Sale on Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go to maintaining the Richmond Hill Museum. Objects for the sale can be dropped off at the Museum on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the event. What ever is not sold on the 18 will be donated to Good Will.
Please come and enjoy the festivities….you may just find what you have been looking for! Call 756-3697 for more information.

Spouse's night out
First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill’s Military Spouse’s Night Out April 16 from 6-9:30 p.m. It is open to any military, church member or not, deployed or not. Enjoy an evening out while your children, from babies to 5th grade, have a fun filled evening designed just for them.
There is no charge. To RSVP call the church office at 756-2196.

BCHS reunion
The Bryan County High School Class of 1990 20 year reunion is June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Harbor View Room in the Desoto Hilton, Savannah. Dinner and a D.J. The cost is $60 per person, payment due by May 1. Special reunion discount available for overnight rooms. Make checks payable to Cleve White, P.O. Box 902, Ellabell, GA 31308. For more information email


The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is hosting "The Robin Hood Ball: An Evening in Sherwood Forest" on Saturday, April 10 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center. There will be music, dancing, a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $65. Sponsors are sought.
The Ball is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill. Proceeds go to help the community, fund scholarships and international charity initiatives. For more information call Tina Eberlein at 884-3726 or email her at the

Yard sale

What better use of the pavilion in J.F. Gregory Park, but to host a community yard sale? During Georgia Cities Week, April 18-24, the City of Richmond Hill will host the First Annual Community Yard Sale under the pavilion on April 24 from 7 a.m. to noon. Sellers must reserve a booth for $10 to ensure that the pavilion is cleaned. Household items, clothes, furniture, vehicles, and more are welcomed.
A large turnout is expected because of the many activities that will be going on in the park on Saturday, April 24, to include the annual fishing derby, performance by the Richmond Hill Community Theater, and Operation Adoption sponsored by Coastal Pet Rescue. To reserve your space contact Jan at 756-6459.


American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, is selling genuine Vidalia Jumbo Onions to support Post activities. The 10 pound bags will sell for $8 each, and the 25 pound bags for $15 each. Delivery will be late April or early May. These onions are from Ray Farms and certified by the state as genuine Vidalia onions. Call B.J. Clark at 653-4958 to place an order or see any member of the Post. Tickets will be sold until late April in the Pembroke, Ellabell and Richmond Hill areas. The Post meets the second Thursday each month at 8 p.m. All veterans are welcome to visit and/or join.

Work on Richmond Hill's streetscape project is under way. It could take several months and could result in traffic delays and detours on Richard R. Davis Drive, Cedar Street and Ford Avenue. Use caution when traveling near the construction project. For information call 756-6459.

Spring cleaning time

It’s spring cleaning time again. Richmond Hill will kick off Georgia Cities Week with three days of large item trash pickup starting Tuesday April 13 through Thursday April 15. This opportunity is only available for the city of Richmond Hill current water account users in residential zoning areas only.
OMI will pick up curbside large items such as appliances, furniture and other bulky items normally not picked up by the regular trash service. All city residents should place their items on the curbside Wednesday morning by 7 a.m. for pickup. OMI anticipates three days of large item trash collection.
Questions call 756-3345 or 756-3808. The following items will not be collected; tires, hazardous waste items, paint, refrigerators, freezers, oil or oil-based products,

Richmond Hill High School will host a junior parent night on April 15 beginning at 7 p.m. The theme is "Exploring the College Application Process." It is in the cafeteria and is sponsored by RHHS guidance staff. Representatives from Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Mercer University will be present. Handouts will be provided. Call 459-5165 if you plan to attend.

GOP qualifying

The Bryan County Republican Party qualifying period for candidates for the 2010 election is from April 26 at 9 a.m. until April 30 at noon. There are a number of positions open on the Bryan County Commisison and Board of Education. Qualifying fees are $45 for the County Commission and $18 for BoE. For more information call Larry Barker, Bryan County GOP chairman, at 756-5942 or email him at

Cities Week
Cities all across Georgia will celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 18-24 as an opportunity to celebrate their city and share valuable resources. The City of Richmond Hill and Richmond Hill City Center will participate starting with escorted tours of the new multi-use meetings and events facility.
Richmond Hill City Center will host a brunch at a special price. Seatings on Sunday April 18 are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m For information and reservations, call 445 0043. Be sure to mention Georgia Cities Week for the special offer.
Richmond Hill City Center will also celebrate the week-long event with some help from the local Girl Scouts Troup 30270. On Thursday April 22, Richmond Hill City Center Chef Kermit Griffin will host an educational session with the scouts on “Cooking with Herbs” in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. His hands-on workshop will include planting and cultivating an herb garden, and the basics of using fresh herbs in home-cooked meals.
Chef Griffin’s session will include:
· When is the best time to purchase or pick fresh herbs
· How to store fresh herbs at home
· When to add fresh herbs during food preparation
· Freezing fresh herbs
Vendor Expo
In recognition of the many local vendors and suppliers who contributed greatly to the development and construction of Richmond Hill City Center, the new facility will host a Vendor Expo along with a reception to allow guests to meet the staff and take personalized tours of the new 23,300 square-foot meeting and event venue which ireportedly is the first commercial facility in Bryan County certified by the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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