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Community announcements for Dec. 7
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Family night
G.W. Carver Elementary School will hold a Family Night with 32 Degrees Frozen Yogurt from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
32 Degrees will donate 20 percent of the sales, including the sale of gift cards, during the two four-hour events to Carver.
For more information, call 659-9785.

Business seminar
The Georgia Southern University Small Business Development Center will host a “Growing Your Business with Google” seminar from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Statesboro.
A certified trainer will demonstrate how Google tools can help businesses reach more customers, understand what customers are searching for and operate marketing plans more efficiently.
Complimentary registration, a $49 value, is being sponsored by the GSU College of Business Administration.
For more information or to register, visit

Grand opening
Lovin’ Spoons Frozen Yogurt in Richmond Hill will hold grand opening events next weekend:
• Friday: From 4-7 p.m.10 percent of all proceeds will benefit the Capt. Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace; from 9-11 p.m. free yogurt will be served.
• Saturday: First 10 customers get a free T-shirt and visor; free balloons all day; from 1-6 p.m., the “Pink Heals” fire truck will be on site; and from 9-11 p.m. is $5 all-you-can-eat yogurt.
• Sunday: First 10 customers get a free T-shirt and visor; from 2-5 p.m. is face painting and 50 percent off frozen yogurt; at 9 p.m. is a drawing for an iPod.

Christmas concert
The Richmond Hill High School Marching Band, with special guests the Richmond Hill Middle School Wildcat Winds, will perform a formal Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the pavilion in J.F. Gregory Park.
Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Post party
American Legion Post 164 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Christmas party at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Post Home on Hwy. 280 west in Pembroke. 
All active-duty members and their families who reside in Pembroke, Brooklet, Groveland or Ellabell are invited to attend. All members are asked to bring a covered dish, desert, etc. Meats, tea, coffee and bread will be provided by the post.
Guests should RSVP by calling B.J. Clark at 653-4958, Ernie Mitchell at 653-7970 or Joe Lewis (912) 842-9418.

Christmas parade
The 28th annual Pembroke Christmas parade and festival is from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 downtown.
Arts, crafts and food booths open at 9 a.m. and the parade begins at 11 a.m. and will travel down Hwy. 280. There will be live entertainment and kids activities all day and a car and motorcycle show. There is no admission to the event.
To reserve a vendor booth or participate in the parade or car and motorcycle show, visit for applications or call the Bryan County 4-H office at 653-2231.

Wreath ceremony
The fifth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony will be at noon Dec. 10 at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart.
The ceremony honors the fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division and their families. There are currently 439 trees planted at Warriors Walk, and the goal is to place a wreath at the base of each tree.
Wreaths are $15 and can be sponsored by making checks out to Wreaths for Warriors Walk and mail in c/o Anthony Justi, P.O. Box 3533, Fort Stewart, Ga. 31315. Contributions can also be made via PayPal at or

Club fundraiser
The Pembroke Garden Club is having a winter raffle. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and are available from club members.
The grand prize is a garden dump cart with accessories. The second prize is a 30-inch fire pit with a poker, and the third prize is a garden tub full of accessories.
The drawing is Jan. 19 at Dixie Harn Community Center, 91 Lanier St., but the winner does not need to be present to win.
For more information, call Diane at 661-4447 or 547-5313.

Winter Muster
Fort McAllister will hold its Winter Muster and Battle from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the historic state park on Fort McAllister Road.
Spend the day at the fort as Union and Confederate forces prepare for the climactic battle of Sherman’s March to the Sea. Guests will be able to witness the final assault battle for control of the fort at 5 p.m.
The cost for adults is $6.50 and for children is $3.75.
For more information, call 727-2339.

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