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Community announcements for April 3
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Free food
The Mobile Food Pantry is once again bringing free food for the low income, elderly, disabled, or unemployed people and those at risk. It will be at the Gospel Truth Bible Clinic, 362 Wade Carter Rd., Ellabell on Wednesday, April 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Apostle Kenneth Greene and Pastor Gwendolyn Greene welcome you to receive this blessing. For more information please call (912) 858-3390.

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

FOL sale

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual book sale/flea market fund raiser on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations of the following items may be left at the library: hard cover and paperback books in good condition, household items, silk flowers, framed artwork, frames, jewelry, exercise equipment, toys in good condition, puzzles. No clothing or stuffed animals. Save any large items until after April 4, as there is minimal storage space at the library.

Faith Harvest event
Faith Harvest Sanctuary will present a live re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 3, 12-4 p.m. The event will take place across the street from the “Old Hilltop” on Hwy. 280, Ellabell.

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, grease products, batteries, gas, or gas-based products, lawnmowers, freon or freon-based products.

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

Model trains
The 21st Annual Savannah Model Railroad and Train Show is May 1-2 at the Sports Center at Armstrong Atlantic State University on Abercorn Street. Everyone is invited to "come experience the thrill of model railroading." General admission is $5, seniors get in for $4 and there is no charge for children under 12 with a parent. Military and their families also get in free. The event is from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on May 1 and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on May 2. The event is sponsored by Savannah model railroad club The Coastal Rail Buffs, Inc.

Head Start
The Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. This program is administered by the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc. The main office is located at 1 Community Action Drive, Brunswick. This agency operates 10 centers in nine (9) counties, presently funded to serve 917 pre-school children. Head Start Centers are located in Bryan, Camden, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, and two centers located in Tattnall County.
The Head Start program provides individualized and group child activities that help children fulfill their developmental potential. While at the center, each child is considered a unique person with exploring minds and educational needs. Head Start believes that each child has the potential for growth. This approach is also well suited to help children with special needs. In addition, the program offers two meals and a snack daily, parent involvement activities, disability services, health and dental exams as well as speech and language screenings. There is no cost to parents for this program.
Children applying for the Head Start program must be at least three years old and not older than five years old on or before September 1, 2010. Applications may be completed at the center. The following documents will be required: Birth Certificate, Proof of Income (2009 tax form, 2009 W-2, 3 consecutive pay stubs, employer letter, Social Security, DFCS or child support documents, etc.), Georgia Immunization Certificate (form #3231), if applicable a physician’s letter for any special needs and Society Security Number. For enrollment, you will need to bring the following documents: Physical Exam, Dental Exam and current Medicaid, PeachCare or Private Insurance Card if applicable.
For additional information about the Head Start program, please contact the center at (912) 653-4990.

MOPS 1st Annual Business Expo is Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. There will also be face painting and a bouncy house to keep the kids busy. If you know with a business that would like to participate contact Lori Harrison at 704-616-0968 or

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