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Community announcements for Dec. 8
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Free food from the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia will be available to low income, elderly, disabled and unemployed people from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gospel Truth Bible Clinic at 362 Wade Carter Road in Ellabell.
For more information, call 858-3390.

Pension program
A Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension program will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Manor, 141 Timber Trail Road, Richmond Hill.
The free program was designed to provide financial assistance to wartime veterans or their surviving spouse who lack the funds necessary to pay for the assistance they require with the routine activities of daily living.
For more information, call 756-4300.

Charity ball

Willow Salon of Richmond Hill will host the first Willow Charity Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The event, which is black tie optional, will include a dinner buffet, dancing, silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets are $75 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Bryan County Children’s Fund.
Sponsorships are available at various levels ranging from $75 to $1,200.
For more information, call 756-2141.

Holiday concert
The Richmond Hill High School Band and Richmond Hill Middle School Wildcat Winds will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park.
Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided.
Choral concert

The Richmond Hill High School chorus will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Richmond Hill Elementary School auditorium.

Firefighter ball
The first Pink Heals Firefighter Ball will be from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Hunter Club at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.
The event will include a DJ, dancing and a meal provided by Sticky Fingers of Savannah and a cash bar.
The ball is open to the general public, not just firefighters. Tickets are $25 per person or $35 per couple and are available through Shane Shifflett or William Davis at Hunter AAF Fire Department or at Garden City Fire Station 2 on Hwy. 80.
For more information, call (575) 571-3941.

Colonial Christmas

Fort Morris State Historic Site will celebrate a colonial Christmas from 5-8 p.m. Saturday in Midway.
Interpreters and volunteers in historical attire will fire the Christmas muskets while Jamie Keena will raise the spirits with live colonial Christmas music. “The Christmas Story” will be read and the traditional Yule Log, representing warmth and light, will be brought in and thrown into a Christmas bonfire that will be lit around twilight. Caroling of period songs and sharing colonial refreshments will also take place around the fire. Colonial dancing will close out the festive evening.
Admission is free. For more information, call (912) 884-5999.

Candlelight service

Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Candlelight Communion Service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 16525 Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill.
Interim Pastor Henrietta B. Lovett and the Bryan Neck church family invite members of the community to “rekindle your inner light.”
For more information, call 727-2363 or e-mail

Holiday concert
A season favorite every year, the Savannah Philharmonic’s annual holiday concert, Christmas with the Philharmonic, will be performed on Friday and Saturday, Dec.17 and 18, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.
Last year’s Christmas concert sold out prior to the event and no tickets were available at the door. Ticket prices are $35, $50 and $100.  Family tickets are available for purchase for $100 (family of four, limited seating). Tickets are available at or by calling (912) 525-5050. 
Please do not contact the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for more information.

Educators meet
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Bryan County Middle School.
For information, call Jean Owens (Pembroke) at 653-4732, Jerry Swain (Claxton) at 739-2686 or Esther Sexson (Richmond Hill) at 727-3013.

Support group
The Sarcoidosis Support Group will meet at noon Dec. 16 in the Candler Hospital Heart and Lung Building, 2nd Floor, Classroom 3, Savannah.
Learn to cope with this medical mystery and get current information from physicians, natural foods and other health care professionals. Speak with those who have coped with sarcoidosis for many years.
For more information, call 858-4433 or e-mail

Reindeer Games
In conjunction with its designation as a “Playful City,” the Richmond Hill will sponsor an afternoon of fishing and holiday games from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in J.F. Gregory Park.
The afternoon will feature various games and diversions, along with fishing and free hot dogs and sodas. Dubbed the “Reindeer Games,” it will provide an opportunity for children to have fun and get out of the house and burn off some holiday enthusiasm.
Vehicles from the fire department and police department will also be on hand.
Bring out the family and have some playful fun and Christmas cheer.
For more information contact Steve Scholar at 756-3851.

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