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Community announcements for Aug. 21
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Free food
The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Gospel Truth Bible Clinic, 362 Wade Carter Rd., Ellabell on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This food pantry is available for low-income, elderly, disabled or unemployed people, as well as and those at risk.
Apostle Kenneth Greene and Pastor Gwendolyn Greene welcome you to receive this blessing.
For more information, call (912) 858-3390.

Meeting nixed
The Richmond Hill Planning Commission meeting set for Monday has been canceled.
For more information, please contact zoning administrator Nancy L. Frye at 756-3735.

Bible study
The Military Wives’ Bible study will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill fellowship hall. The fall study is based on the book “Loving Your Military Man” by Bea Fishback. Learn to apply the advice Paul gave in Phil. 4:8 in marriage: “Focus on whatever is true, honorable, righteous, lovely, of good repute, excellent, and worthy of praise.”
To sign up or for more information call 756-2196.

Adult basketball

The North Bryan County Recreation Department will offer an adult basketball league this fall beginning the first of September and running through the middle of November.
The league will play on Monday and Wednesday nights with games beginning at 6 or 6:30 p.m.
For further information contact Pratt Lockwood at the North Bryan County Recreation Department at 912-858-4640

Input needed
The Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) is requesting nominations of cultural, historic and natural resources for inclusion in the Regionally Important Resources (RIR) Plan for the Region.  The nomination form is attached.  The closing date for nominations is Aug, 30, 2010.
All nominations received will be reviewed by the CRC staff and the local government where the nominated site is located for recommendation of inclusion as a RIR.  
 The nomination form and fact sheet are available on the CRC’s website, under Planning and Government Services’ Environmental Planning Page.  For more information contact Chris Emmer at 912-262-2872 or via email at

Tennis, anyone?
The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association (RHATA) adult tennis corporate league has resumed.
This is the group's third successful year in organizing local adult tennis competition. Corporate Tennis is USTA sanctioned and operates under WTT rules.
Matches are played Sunday evenings from August until November. Teams are comprised of men and ladies of all levels, and the league has proven to be a fun way Richmond Hill tennis players socialize. Anyone interested in joining can contact Jimmy Trivitayakhun at 727-3198 or e-mail at
Please don't delay as teams are being selected now.

4-H dance
Bryan County 4-H is hosting a back to school dance from 6:30-10 p.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 21, at Hendrix Park Recreation Center gym.
The theme for the dance is “Find the Celebrity in you with 4-H.”
Admission is $5, and there will be various contests with prizes throughout the evening, including Celebrity-Look-Alike, Limbo, Dance and more.  
If people are always saying you look like a star, dress the part and participate in the Look-Alike-Contest.  
Come out and have a great time with Bryan County 4-H and Hendrix Park.  

Art show
The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to present “Seeing History through the eyes of local artists” during the month of September.
The free reception for the show will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Richmond Hill Museum.
Local artists have used archived images held in the Richmond Hill Museum to visually reproduce through paint, pencil, canvas and photography the life and times of the people, places and things from days gone by on the coast of Georgia.
For more information or directions, please call the museum at 912-756-3697.


The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is seeking interested directors for fall season and future productions, including plays, musicals, dinner theater and other quality theatrical performances.
Applications for the fall season are due by Sept. 15. The annual General Meeting of RHCT will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. All interested people are welcome. The meeting location and further inquiries can be directed to Nikki at 949-228-1094 or e-mail at

Peanut festival
The 21st annual Brooklet Peanut Festival will be held today, Saturday, Aug. 21.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. Various live entertainment will take place throughout the day. There will also be arts and crafts booths, food booths and amusements. A street dance begins at 7 p.m. featuring The Variations. For more information see

Mothers' group

Join Mothers Of Preschoolers at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. Get together with other moms to figure out the art  and science of mothering together. If you have a child from birth-kindergarten, this group is for you. Stop by anytime to learn more. Regular meetings  are the first and third Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.
Thrift store
St. Elizabeth’s Attic--Thrift and Gift Store is now open and has jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children’s toys and games. It is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.
All proceeds are donated to local charities. The store is located at 16491 Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill, phone 727-2664.

Sarcoidosis support

Learn how to cope with this medical mystery, and benefit from up to date information on physicians, natural foods and other health care professionals. Talk with others who have been coping with sarcoidosis for many years.
The next meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Candler Hospital Heart and Lung Building in Savannah, second floor, classroom 3.
The speaker will be Peter Brodhead of Brighter Day Natural Foods.
For more information, contact Lawrence Thompkins at  912-858-4433 or

Yard sale
Faith Harvest Sanctuary will be having a yard sale Sept. 4 on its new property off Hwy. 280.
Spaces are available for $20 for personal yard sales, or items can be donated to the church.
For more information contact Debbie Hewitt at 659-0509 or e-mail

Educators meeting
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association meets the second Tuesday of the month.
This year’s first meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Pembroke United Methodist Church.  
The meeting will include a brunch and a program on fall gardens by Bryan County Extension Agent Don Gardner.
All retired teachers are encouraged to attend.
For information, call Jean Owens in Pembroke at 653-4732, Jerry Swain in Claxton at 739-2686 or Esther Sexson in Richmond Hill at 727-3013.

Labor Day program
Fort Morris State Historic Site will hold its Labor Day Revolutionary War cannon demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 4 at the historic site in Midway.
Historically attired interpreters will present revolutionary war soldier talks, musket and cannon demonstrations. The cost is $4 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, $2.75 for kids ages 6-18 and children 5 and under are free.
Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.
For more information, contact site manager Arthur Edgar at 912-884-5999 or
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