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Community announcements for Dec. 18
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The Bryan County Emergency Services and Pembroke and Richmond Hill fire departments will participate in the “Firefighters for Tots” campaign.
Firefighters will collect donations of new, unwrapped toys at all area fire stations to distribute to needy local children.
Station locations are:
• Bryan County Fire Station 1, 15735 Highway 144, Richmond Hill, 727-3033
• Bryan County Fire Station 2, 95 Daniel Siding Road, Richmond Hill, 756-3292
• Bryan County Station 9, 4494 Belfast River Road, Richmond Hill, 445-5287
• Bryan County Station 5, 7392 Highway 280 E., Ellabell, 858-2702
• Bryan County Station 7, 5995 Highway 204, Ellabell, 858-2790
• Pembroke Fire Station, 160 N. Main St., Pembroke, 653-4400
• Richmond Hill Fire Station, 722 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill, 756-3474
For more information, call 445-0425 or any local fire station.

Christmas events
New Beginnings Church at 75 Crosswinds Drive in Richmond Hill has three Christmas events planned:
• Christmas caroling and a hay ride will take place Wednesday. Participants should meet 6:45 p.m. at the church.
• The church will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
For more information, call 445-0196.

Meeting canceled
The Richmond Hill Planning Commission meeting set for Dec. 23 has been canceled due to the holidays.

Libraries closed
The Bryan County Public Libraries at Pembroke and Richmond Hill will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Additionally, the Richmond Hill Public Library will close at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 and Dec. 31 instead of 7 p.m.

Open during holidays
The Richmond Hill Swim Club will be open during much of the Bryan County School Christmas break.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for open swimming, and the cost is $5 per person. The pool is heated to 86 degrees. Coolers and food are permitted, as are floats and toys. The club will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

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