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Community announcements for Aug. 22
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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

Meeting moved

The Development Authority of Bryan County’s regular meeting set for Wednesday, Aug. 17, has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Bryan County Sheriff’s Complex in South Bryan.

Safe driving
Magnolia Manor on the Coast will host an AARP safe-driving course from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday at 141 Timber Trail in Richmond Hill. There will be 25 spots available. All materials are provided, and light refreshments will be served.
Course certificates will be valid for three years and will be given at the end of class. Some insurance companies offer a 10 percent safe-driver discount.
The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Make checks payable to AARP. Bring checks and membership cards with you on the day of class.
Call Kelly Wood at 912-756-4300, ext. 102, to reserve your spot.

McTeacher Night

Meet G.W. Carver Elementary teachers, staff and volunteers from 5-8 p.m. Thursday 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. Thursday 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.

First Saturday
Fort King George State Historic Site will host its monthly “First Saturday Fun at the Fort” event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 3.
Staff and volunteers will fire the fort’s cannon, perform musket drills and conduct hands-on games for children. Activities include a scavenger hunt, rolling hoops, tug-of-war and exploring the site’s nature trail.
Fort King George State Historic Site is at 302 McIntosh Road SE in Darien.
The cost is $4-6.50.
For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or go to

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.

Veteran send-off

Thirty-seven World War II veterans will head to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9 to visit the new World War II memorial, courtesy of Honor Flight Savannah.
The veterans will gather at 7 p.m. at the Air National Guard Base on Dean Forest Road north of 1-16.
The Ramblin’ Country Band and local swing dancers will provide themed entertainment until the veterans’ bus departs at 8 p.m. The public is invited to join and help give local World War II veterans a warm send-off for their trip. Festivities are free, but bring a photo ID to get in the gate.
Honor Flight Savannah depends solely on contributions from the community to fund these trips for veterans. To learn more, visit or call Carol Megathlin at (912) 596-1962.

Class reunion

The Bradwell Institute’s class of 1967 will hold its 44th year 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.

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