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Community announcements for April 21
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The deadline for registering to vote in the May 20 general primary election is Tuesday.  
Applications are available at the voter-registration office in Pembroke, the Bryan County Administrative Building and City Hall in Richmond Hill, and at the libraries. Applications are available online at For further information, call 912-653-3859.

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Have a fundraiser, group meeting, church announcement or other nonprofit events you’d like to have announced?  Email announcements and contact information to or fax to 756-5907.

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 28 at the Pembroke Public Library, 1018 Camellia Drive.
All local Democrats are invited to attend.
For more information or directions, call 912-653-3078.

Early voting

Early voting for the May 20 general primary will run April 28-May 16 at the Bryan County Voter Registration Office, 151 S. College St. in Pembroke, and at the Bryan County Administrative Complex, 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill.  
Hours at both locations will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10.
For more information, call the Voter Registration Office at 912-653-3859 or go to

Girl Scout events
Local Girl Scouts groups will hold to events for girls between in grades 5-12, and their parents, that are considering joining.
There will be a Girl Scout activity booth at the Richmond Hill Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. April 29 in J.F. Gregory Park.
There will be a sample meeting at 6 p.m. May 19 at the United Way Building behind the Richmond Hill Public Library.
For more information, call Casey Gainey at 912-330-4440 or email her at
Future Wildcat Night
Future Wildcat Night, Richmond Hill Middle School’s annual fifth-grade orientation, will be from 6-8 p.m. May 1 at RHMS, 503 Warren Hill Road.
Participants will tour the school, meet coaches and club sponsors and hear important information from teachers.

Bark Park fundraiser

The Bark Park’s 2014 Happy Dogs’ second annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser is at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The event will include fine wines, cheeses and heavy hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by live music from local musician Roger Widener. A cash bar will be available featuring both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, with a percentage of sales going toward the Bark Park.
Also, raffle tickets will be on sale for a 50/50 draw and silent and live auctions.
Tickets are $50 each and are available at or at the RHBC Chamber of Commerce, 2591 Highway 17; PawParazzi at Parker’s Square, 11360 Ford Ave.; and Awakening Yoga Studio, 2453 Highway 17.
For more information, go to or call Wendy Bolton at 912-657-1221.

Promise Walk

The inaugural Savannah Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will be May 3 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
The event is open to the public. This 5K walk and fun run features a silent auction, bounce house, food and more.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
For more information and to register, go to, call Abigail Jarrard at 912-661-1185 or email

Gridiron Yard Sale

The inaugural Gridiron Yard Sale will be from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3 in the Richmond Hill High School parking lot.
Items planned to be for sale include furniture, home goods, clothes, baby items and sporting goods. Multi-family and multi-sport rental space is available.
Proceeds will benefit the Richmond Hill Wildcat football team.
For more information, call 667-1119.

Rabies clinic

A rabies clinic will be held from 8 a.m.-noon May 3 in the Lanier Primary School parking lot in North Bryan County.
The cost is $10 per vaccination. A limited number of parvo and distemper vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for $18 each.
Georgia law requires cats and dogs to receive a rabies vaccination yearly.
For more information, call 912-653-2231.

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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