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Community announcements for Dec. 4
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The South Bryan County Fire Department will be helping Santa and his elves visit Richmond Hill neighborhoods to meet with local children and collect toys for those in need.
Santa runs got underway earlier this week and will continue in various neighborhoods across South Bryan today, Thursday, Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12.
Children and their parents should keep an eye out after dark for fire trucks cruising with Santa onboard.

Blood drive

First Baptist Church Richmond Hill is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall in honor of Kayla Perry and William Webb.
An appointment is not required but can be made by logging on to and entering the sponsor code “fbcrh.”

Candlelight worship

Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Holy Communion candlelight worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday at 16525 Highway 144 in Richmond Hill.
For more information, call 727-2163 or email

Friends meeting

The Friends of the Richmond Hill Public Library will meet at 11 a.m. Monday in the large conference room of the library on Ford Avenue.  
This is the annual luncheon and the library staff will be honored.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Friends of the Library and possibly joining the organization are urged to attend.

Breakfast with Santa

Bryan County Emergency Services will host a breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Richmond Hill Senior Center, 9930 Ford Ave.
Santa will be available for photo opportunities. There will be a craft corner, with supplies provided for children to make a holiday gift and/or write a letter to Santa.
Admission is one new, unwrapped toy per child for donation to Pay It Forward Foundation of Bryan County.

Christmas dinner
Christmas dinner at Fort King George will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 302 McIntosh Road in Darien.
Reservations are required, and the cost is $35 per person.
The menu includes roast turkey with gravy, mustard herb-roasted pork loin, honey-glazed carrots, garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, cinnamon bread pudding with whiskey sauce, rolls and butter, and sweet and unsweetened ice tea. Music also will be presented.
For more information, call 437-4770.

Author James Miller of Augusta will be available to sign copies of his book, “Living the Life of God,” from noon-2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Barnes & Noble, 7804 Abercorn Extension in Savannah.
For more information, call 888-361-9473 or email

Volunteers needed

Compassionate Care Hospice is in need of volunteers to join our compassionate team.  There are opportunities to assist in the office, as well as provide respite and run errands as needed for caregivers of our patients in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.  
For more information or to apply, please contact Renee Gresham-Crawford at 912-691-5755 or go to to apply.  

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