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Community announcements for Aug. 31
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Fort McAllister State Historic Park is gearing up for its Labor Day family festival, set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
The program will include blacksmithing and musket-firing demonstrations as well as cannon firings. Visitors can 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. Saturday.
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

Family picnic
Join the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council for a Labor Day family picnic from noon-4 p.m. Sunday at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Celebrate Georgia’s working heroes and learn about “made in Georgia” goods and services. There will be food and live entertainment, as well as a dessert bake-off and games and contests for kids.
The picnic is free. For more information or to participate in the bake-off, email or call (912) 507-8037.

Fort program
Fort Morris Historic Site’s Labor Day program is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday at 2559 Fort Morris Road in Midway. Historically attired interpreters will present Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations.
The fee is $3-4.50. You can bring a picnic lunch.
For more information, call site manager Arthur Edgar at (912) 884-5999 or email

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. Festivities are free, but bring a photo I.D. to get in the gate.
To learn more, visit or call Carol Megathlin at (912) 596-1962.

CASA event
Atlantic Area CASA will hold a meet and greet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Southern Image Restaurant in Richmond Hill for those interested in becoming a court-appointed special advocate for abused or neglected children in juvenile court proceedings.
CASA volunteers gather information about the child’s situation, attends court proceedings and makes a recommendation so the judge has the information to make a decision about the child’s future, with the goal of placing the child in a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
To RSVP by Sept. 7 or for more information, call (912) 876-3816 or email

9/11 service
Pembroke Christian Church will hold a 9/11 remembrance service at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the church in Pembroke.
Sponsored by the North Bryan County Ministerial committee, the service will be held outside, so it is recommended to bring a yard chair or blanket. Light refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside the church.

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