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Community announcements for Aug. 28
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Fort McAllister will hold a Labor Day Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the state historic park in South Bryan County.
Kick back and enjoy music and entertainment, fun games for children and adults, a grease pole challenge and great food.
The cost is $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3.75 for kids. Children ages 5 and under are free. For more information, call 912-727-2339.

Labor Day picnic
The Savannah Regional Central Labor Council will host a Labor Day family picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Attendees can celebrate Georgia’s working heroes and learn about “made in Georgia” goods and services. The day will also include a dessert bake-off with cash prizes for first, second and third place, a watermelon seed spitting contest, kid’s activities and live entertainment.
Admission is free. To participate in the dessert bake-off, email or call 912-507-8037.

History demos

Fort King George State Historic Site will host its annual Labor Day commemoration event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at 302 McIntosh Road SE in Darien.
Planned activities include musket and cannon-firing demonstrations, live music and Colonial children’s toys and games. Costs are $7 and $4.
For more information, call 912-437-4770 or go to

Libraries closed

The Bryan County Public Libraries in Pembroke and Richmond Hill will be closed Sept. 2 for the Labor Day holiday. They will reopen at 10 a.m. Sept. 3.

Citizen academy

The Bryan Emergency Services is accepting applications to the Citizen Emergency Services Academy.
The eight-week program will meet every Thursday evening from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 5-Oct. 31 at 5995 Highway 204 N. in Ellabell.
Each participant must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of Bryan County and in good physical condition.
Applications should be turned in as soon as possible. For more information, call 858-2799 or go to

College savings workshop
Parents and grandparents are invited to a “College — Getting from Here to There” dinner and seminar on 529 college savings plans at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Investments in a 529 plan will fluctuate in value with changes in market conditions and when sold may be worth more or less than the original investment.
The dinner is sponsored by Edward Jones financial adviser Laura Evans. Call 756-5113 to reserve place for the dinner and seminar.

Library book sale
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library are planning a fall book sale set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 and are looking for book donations.
The organization is in need of good used books, especially young children books. There are bins in the Richmond Hill Public Library to drop off donations.
The nonprofit group is in need of nonfiction of all types: history, crafts, sports, gardening, etc.; general fiction in paperback (contemporary and classic); and children’s books.
For more information, call 756-3580 or visit the group’s Facebook page at

Fun-shoot fundraiser

The inaugural “Shoot to Kill Cancer” sporting-clays fun shoot will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve, 2640 Sunbury Road in Midway.
The event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk.
Registration is $125 per shooter or $500 per team, which includes a golf cart and lunch. Registration deadline is Aug. 30. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. One sponsorship is available for the following areas: golf care ($2,500), gift bag ($2,000) and lunch ($2,000).
For more information, email or call 912-398-4358.

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