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Community announcements for Aug. 24
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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

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.

Project Linus
Project Linus Blanket Day is from 1-5 p.m. Saturday 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

Choir anniversary
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will have a choir anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church at 16525 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill.
Each choir will perform one selection, and the public is invited to attend.
For more information, call 727-2163.

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

Bible study

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church invites you to join its Wednesday morning Bible study group this fall as it begins a popular course, Beth Moore’s “The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
The 12-week class is from 9:45 a.m.-noon Sept. 7-Nov. 30 in the Christian Education Building. There is no class Nov. 24. The workbook costs $20. All are welcome.
For more information, call Emily Hubbard at 756-5284.

Fall Festival
Richmond Hill Elementary and G.W. Carver Elementary schools will host Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 on the school campuses.
Activities will include games, rides, a human hamster ball, a rock wall, face painting and much more. The principals have agreed to make an appearance in the dunking booth.
Proceeds from the festival will be used to fund playground equipment for the schools.

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 I.D. 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.

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