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Community announcements for April 21
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The City of Pembroke is holding a budget workshop tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss water and sewer items, the fire house and other necessary items. The meeting is open to the public.

Relay for Life
The Pembroke Christian Church is raffling a Georgia Southern Afghan, handmade by Lois Duggar for the North Bryan Relay for Life. The afghan is 55 inches by 61 inches. Tickets are $2 each and may be purchased from church members or by calling 653-4958, 653-2268, or 653-2555. The winning ticket will be drawn at the North Bryan Relay for Life event on April 23.

Car show
Richmond Hill Elementary will host a car show at the school Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 to get in and all proceeds will go toward putting in additional playground pieces for the school.  There will be hot dogs/hamburgers, inflatables for the kids, and families can vote on their favorite car.  Come and check out some of the best classic cars around.
See Spot Run
The annual See Spot Run 5K Run Walk is May 1.
To participate, bring your dog (on a leash, with proof of current rabies vaccine) to J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Runners without dogs are encouraged to attend also. Advanced registration is available by mail or on  Same day registration and check-in begin at 8 a.m.  Run will begin promptly at 90 a.m. with walkers starting at 9:15 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded in several different categories. All proceeds from this event benefit Bryan Animal Caregivers Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program, which is responsible for aiding in the sterilization of over 5,000 domestic and feral animals since 2003. For more information call (912) 727-2694 ext. 3, or visit our website at  

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

Gospel sing

The Southerners will be in concert Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1805 Cartertown Road, Richmond Hill. Everyone is invited.

Pembroke yard sale

The city of Pembroke will host its annual citywide 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.

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.
To reserve your space contact Jan Bass at 756-6459.

4-H party
The Bryan County 4-H Program is hosting a Dance Party for fifth- through eighth-graders on April 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Recreation Center.  Also, tell your parents to clean out the garage and bring the excess stuff to the dance. The 4-H Club is collecting items for their yard sale to be held May 15. Bring a substantial donation and receive discount coupons for items to purchase at the dance and a chance to win an prize. Admission is $5.  Parents are asked to provide a contact number when a child is dropped off.   Please no early/late guests.

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.

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 Commission 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

Rabies clinic

Bryan County 4-H is sponsoring its annual rabies clinic on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m.-noon at Lanier Primary School, Hwy. 280 East of Pembroke. Cost is $8 per vaccination per cat or dog. Microchip implants will also be available for $25. Owners responsible for activation and registration. Dr. Amanda Welch, DVM, Richmond Hill Animal Hospital, will administer the vaccinations. For more information call (912) 653-2231.

Photo contest
The Historic Preservation Division, in cooperation with the Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, has announced a State Historic Sites photo contest that ends May 2.  
Georgia’s State Historic Sites are located throughout the state and include a rich variety of important historic and archaeological resources.  Submitted photos should be of historic buildings or landscapes like Indian mounds or Civil War battlefields..
Submitted photos must be taken at any of Georgia’s State Historic Sites during regular operating hours, including Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill.  For more information about the State Historic Sites photo contest, please contact Charlie Miller at 404-651-5287 or

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