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Community announcements for Feb. 13
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Ribbon sales are currently under way to benefit Evan Nelms, a 5-year-old Richmond Hill boy who is battling leukemia for the second time in a year. Orange bows to be placed on mailboxes or storefronts are on sale for $10 and can be purchased by calling 912-308-3774. All proceeds go toward Evan’s medical expenses.
A festival fundraiser is also planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The day will include raffle prizes, horse rides, face painting, live music and more.

Arbor Day planting
The city of Pembroke will celebrate Arbor Day 2013 with a tree-planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday near City Hall.
This will be the beginning of Pembroke’s 10th year as a Tree City.
A white dogwood will be the new tree planted.

Wild Game Supper
Beulah Baptist Church Men’s Ministry will host a Wild Game Supper at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church in Pembroke. All men are welcome and may wear camouflage clothing.
For more information, call John Dowd at 912-667-2245.

Asperger support
The Richmond Hill Asperger Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room of the Richmond Hill Public Library.  
For more information, contact

Riverkeeper event
Ogeechee Riverkeeper will present “At Waters Edge!,” the 2013 annual awards gala, on Feb. 23 at Fort McAllister State Park.
This event features historic re-enactments, educational wildlife demonstrations from Georgia Southern University, live bluegrass music from City Hotel, open bar provided by Moon River Brewery, a silent auction and more.
This year’s “At Waters Edge!” fundraiser party will benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance member organization, Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Tickets are $100 per person, $150 per couple and $750 for a table of 10. Tickets are available online at
For more information, email or call 866-942-6222, ext. 2

Hometown Expo
The Women’s Business Alliance of Richmond Hill is hosting the 2013 Hometown Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The event is an opportunity for the public to learn about local businesses. It also offers businesses the chance to showcase their goods and services.
In addition to the expo, which is free to the general public, the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a reception for participating businesses from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22.
For more information, or to become a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Jennifer McIrvin at 344-7561.

Training workshop
The Dolphin Project will hold an informative program and research-training workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at the Southside Library behind the Savannah Mall.
The program and workshop are appropriate for ages 10 and up. Dolphin-related books and merchandise will be available for sale with all proceeds going to dolphin research. Volunteers must be 16 and older to participate in research surveys.
No reservations are necessary. For more information, email or visit

History program
Mill Creek Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual Black History program at 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the church at 327 Mill Creek Church Road in Ellabell.
The public is invited to attend.

Cancer study

The American Cancer Society is looking for at least 400 adults in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry areas for a cancer prevention study.
Participants who may qualify need to make a long-term commitment to the study, be between the ages of 30 and 65 years old, and have never been diagnosed with cancer.
To enroll, go to or call 912-355-5196.

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