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Community announcements for April 2
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The Spring Book and Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
The book sale will be in the large conference room, while the yard sale will be in the parking lot.
A huge variety of books will be available. Prices begin at 10 cents. Most hardbacks are $1; most paperbacks are 50 cents or less. Yard sale items are gently used and varied and priced to sell.
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library will accept yard sale donations up to the day before the sale. Book donations are welcomed throughout the year.
All proceeds benefit the library.

Yappy Hour
Bryan County Bark Park organizers will hold a “bring your own dog” Yappy Hour fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. April 9 at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina in Richmond Hill.
This month’s event will feature all the usual Yappy Hour socialization of owners and their dogs with beer at $1 a cup to dog lovers.
Dogs can drink Bowser beer or opt to drink plenty of the fresh water provided. Entry is free and well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend.
Fun “Bryan” cocktails will be offered with nonalcoholic versions available, and Bark Park products with the Bryan logo will be for sale.
Tickets will be on sale for the second annual fundraiser set for May 1st at the City Center.
A portion of all funds raised benefit the county’s first dog park, currently under way in Henderson Park.
For more information, visit

Plant exchange

The Richmond Hill Garden Club will host its annual Plant Exchange from 10 a.m. to noon April 12 at the J.F. Gregory Park pavilion.  
Each person attending is asked to bring as many plants as possible to swap with others or simply to give away.  
Those who don’t have plants to swap are still encouraged to come, meet members and learn about the garden club, trade expert advice about plants, and take home plants new to them. There are always extras to share.
All types of plants are welcome:  vegetable seedings, annuals, perennials, bulbs, landscape shrubs, trees and houseplants.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library will meet at 10 a.m. April 14 in the large conference room of the library.  The public is welcome.
Information regarding joining the Friends of the Library is available in the library or by contacting FOL President Gib Robinson at

Pembroke Police Sgt. Matthew Lynn will host a PRIDE Class for newly-driving teens and their parents at 6:30 p.m. April 21.
The class is free for all teens ages15-19 and at least 1 parent.
Registration is being held through April 10 at the Pembroke Police Department. Call 653-4414 for more information.

Free trash day
A free trash day will be held form 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26 at Spur 144 Landfill in Richmond Hill and Millcreek Landfill in Ellabell.
Items that will be accepted at no charge are all bulk items, yard waste and up to four automobile tires per person.
Items that will not be accepted are household garbage, wet paint, chemicals, tractor and semi-truck tires, oil and boats.
For more information, 912-964-2211.

Democrats to meet
The Bryan County Democrats’ monthly meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Pembroke Public Library, 1018 Camellia Drive.
All local Democrats are invited to attend.
For more information or directions, call 912-653-3078.

Scout fundraiser
Boy Scout Troop 527 will have its annual barbecue fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. May 3 at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church.
Meals will include half a barbecued chicken, potato salad, green beans, a roll and tea for $9. Tickets need to be purchased in advance, and Scouts will be going door to door in South Bryan neighborhoods.
The fundraiser will help send Scouts to summer camp in July at the Blue Ridge Reservation in Virginia and possibly the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
For more information or to purchase tickets, email

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