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Community announcements for Aug. 17
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The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Thursday in the social hall of Pembroke United Methodist Church at 102 N. College St., Pembroke.
Visit with sponsor code “pembrokecomm” to register.

Pack recruiting
See what Richmond Hill’s three Cub Scout Packs have to offer during a recruiting event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Richmond Hill Public Library
Representatives from each pack will be on hand to discuss this year’s activities, meeting times and fees. They will be ready to register new members. All boys from first through fifth grades are invited to sign up. 
For more information call Matthew Brown at 663-1434.

Wildcat scrimmage
Come support the Richmond Hill High School Wildcats football team and marching band, along with cheerleaders and color guard, at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the Wildcats take on Beach High School for the season-opener scrimmage.
These high school groups have been working diligently throughout the summer heat in preparation for what is hoped to be a successful season for all. Purchase dinner, drinks and treats from the concession stand, which will be run by the marching band, while watching the game and support of all these organizations as they start their new season.

Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts of Richmond Hill will have registration from 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Richmond Hill Public Library on Ford Avenue.
For more information, email Rikki McMillan at

McTeacher Night
Meet G.W. Carver Elementary teachers, staff and volunteers from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the McDonald’s by Publix on Hwy. 144 as they work cleaning the dining room, greeting customers and handing food out of the drive-thru window.
McDonald’s will donate 20 percent of all McTeacher Night sales to G.W. Carver Elementary.
For more information, call Danielle Yates at (912) 876-9301 or email

Project Linus
Project Linus Blanket Day is from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave.
Help make quilted, knitted and crocheted blankets for children in distress. Quilt kits are available. No experience is necessary, and there are tasks available for people of all skill levels.
Stay for short time or all afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Bring your sewing machine and normal sewing/knit/crochet supplies.
For more information, email

Kids fishing
The Bryan County Bass Masters Fishing Club will hold its annual Kids Fishing Tournament from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 27 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Bait will be furnished. Participants just need to bring a pole and tackle. Kids will have the chance to win $100 if they catch a fish bearing a sponsor’s tag. Prize drawing will be held and trophies will be awarded. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soda will also be served.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Dolphin program
The Dolphin Project organization will host a bottlenose dolphin program at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Richmond Hill Historical Museum on Ford Avenue.
People of all ages are welcome to attend the program. Stay for the research workshop to join the organization’s research team. No experience is necessary. New members will be trained to participate in research surveys using photo identification. Skippers, photographers and team leaders are needed for research teams.
For more information, go to, email or call Peach Hubbard at 657-3927.

Family festival
Fort McAllister will have a Labor Day family festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 3. The program will include blacksmithing and musket-firing demonstrations as well as cannon firings. Learn about Civil War cooking and soldier life. Food, kids’ games, Civil War-period games and inflatables also will be available. Other activities will include games of corn hole, a dunking booth, horseshoes and a surprise visitor.
The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.75 for children. Fort McAllister State Historic Park is on Georgia Spur 144/Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill. For more information, call 727-2339.

Art show
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host an art show and reception at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Richmond Hill Museum.
The theme of the show is “Disappearing Lifestyles on Bryan Neck.”
Meet local artists who created the original artwork, highlighting the people, places and events that have helped define Richmond Hill and Bryan County. 
The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
The old Bailey Carpenter Barbershop, recently transported to the museum’s campus, also will be open for viewing Sept. 8.
For more information, call 756-3697.

Class reunion
The Bradwell Institute’s class of 1967 will hold its 44th class reunion during the weekend of Oct. 14-15.
The class will first sit together during the Homecoming game between Bradwell and Jenkins High School at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Olvey Field in Hinesville. Then the class will meet for the reunion from 6-11 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Tea Grove Plantation near Hinesville.
The reunion is open to all friends of the class of ’67, regardless of the year of graduation. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Sept. 12.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Bonnie Lewis Bishop at, Herbert Stacy at or Dan Collins at 727-2345.

Friends meeting
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 in the Richmond Hill Public Library conference room. The guest speaker, local author David Ross Willis, will talk about his experiences in becoming a published author.

Trolley tour
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host a trolley tour of The Ford Plantation from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24.
The tour begins at the Richmond Hill Museum, and a guide will ride along, pointing out significant historical sites and buildings within The Ford Plantation.
After the tour is complete, guests will return to the Richmond Hill Museum, where a reception of light refreshments will be available.
As an added bonus, a display of local artists’ original work depicting “Disappearing Lifestyles on Bryan Neck” and the Bailey Carpenter Barbershop, a historic Ford building recently relocated to the museum’s campus, will be open.
Tickets are $20 for Historical Society members and $35 for non-members. Call 756-3697 for more information or stop by the museum on Hwy. 144 East.

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