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Community announcements for Feb. 15
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Scouting for Food in Coastal Empire
Scouting for Food, the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America’s annual canned food drive, is going on through Saturday. Boy Scouts will drop off collection bags for their neighbors and friends, asking them to fill the bags with canned goods. Through Saturday, residents can drop off canned food to the Coastal Empire Boy Scout office at 11900 Abercorn St. in Savannah during regular business hours. For more information, go to or call 927-7272.
Sounds of Scotland at Fort McAllister
Fort McAllister State Historic Park will offer a “Sounds of Scotland” bagpipe and harp concert from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The concert, which features Bruce and Deborah Ridlon, will commemorate the death of Scottish-born Maj. John B. Gallie, who was killed in action while commanding the fort during the second attack of the monitor Montauk on Feb. 1, 1863.
The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.75 for children. The park is at Georgia Spur 144/Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.

Wild Game Supper at Beulah Baptist
Beulah Baptist Church Men Ministry in Pembroke will be hosting a Wild Game Supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
All men are welcome. For more information contact John Dowd at 667-2245.
Library closed Feb. 20
The Richmond Hill Public Library will be closed on Feb. 20 in honor of President’s Day. The library will re-open for regular hours Feb. 21.
Free computer class at RHPL
A free computer class on how to set up an email account online will be offered at the Richmond Hill Public Library on Feb. 22 from 1-3 p.m.  Please call 756-3580 or come by the library to sign up for the class. Space is limited.
Mattress sale to benefit soccer
The Richmond Hill  High School Striker Booster Club will hold a fundraiser mattress sale from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the RHHS cafeteria.  Brand name mattresses and savings as much as 60 percent off, according to organizers. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds will benefit the RHHS boys’ and girls soccer teams. The event is sponsored by the RHHS Striker Booster Club. For more information, email
Food for fines to benefit needy
The Richmond Hill Public Library is holding its Food for Fines drive through Saturday. Nonperishable food items, as well as toiletry items, can be exchanged for overdue fines. One can, box, or bag of food or one toiletry item/package will equal $1 in fines. Items may be exchanged for up to $5 in regular overdue fines. Items will be collected at the Richmond Hill Public Library and donated to the Way Station of Richmond Hill.

Early voting under way now
Early voting for the March 6 presidential primary/special election is running until March 2.
Voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the County Voter Registration Office at 151 S. College St. in Pembroke or the County Administrative Complex at 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill.
For more information, call the County Voter Registration Office at 653-3859 or visit
Citywide garage sale in March
As part of the Richmond Hill’s 50th birthday celebration, a citywide garage sale will be held beginning at 8 a.m. March 3 under the pavilion in J.F. Gregory Park. Those interested in reserving a booth should call 756-3345.
Snack vendors sought
Snack vendors are being sought to set up in J.F. Gregory Park March 10 as part of Richmond Hill’s 50th birthday celebration picnic. The city will provide free hot dogs, chips and a drink to all who attend but vendors are needed to sell and serve snack foods such as popcorn, cotton candy, soda, etc. Those interested in reserving a booth or obtaining more information should call 756-3345.

Volunteers needed at Senior Centers

The Bryan County Senior Centers are in need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound clients from 10 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday in the Richmond Hill and Pembroke areas.
Anyone interested or for more information, contact Brenda Garrett at 756-2783 in the Richmond Hill area or Kathy Sauls at 653-4480 in the Pembroke area.

Free veterinary wellness clinic  
In honor of active and retired military, Coastal Georgia Veterinary Care will offer a Wellness Clinic which will include free office visits and 10 percent off all services for active and retired military on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  No appointment is necessary and you must bring your military identification to receive the free office visit and 10 percent discount. Included in the services offered is fecal centrifugations, dewormings, heartworm tests for dogs, feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm tests, canine and feline vaccines and microchipping. For more information, visit or call 445-5163.

Dolphin Project workshop in March

If you love dolphins, you're invited to The Dolphin Project’s dolphin program and training workshop in Savannah on March 3,10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hospital’s Conference Rm D. The Dolphin Project is an all-volunteer, non-profit researchand education organization, dedicated to the protection of our wild, estuarine Bottlenose dolphins and our shared environment since 1989.,, 657-3927.

Prom Dress Drive
Help a local teen enjoy this year's prom by bringing a new or gently used prom dress to the Richmond Hill Pulic Library Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon.
For more information, call 653-3824 or email

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