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Community announcements for Feb. 2
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The Richmond Hill Historical Society is hosting guest speaker Angus McCleod at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Richmond Hill Museum.
McCleod will talk about the people and events that shaped Richmond Hill over the past 40 years, concentrating on the time period of Richmond Hill’s development in the 1960s through the 1990s. McCleod, a local historian, real estate agent and long-time resident of the area, has a way with words that entertains and informs with stories not found in the history books.
The presentation is free to the general public. 
For more information or to become an historical society member, call 756-3697.

Winter festival

Lanier Primary School will have its Winter Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school.
There will be lots of fun, food and prizes for everyone. Hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and other food items will be for sale, and the Sweet Shop will have a variety of cakes, cookies and other goodies, too.
The festival will include an inflatable bounce house and lots of games, like miniature golf, Wheel of Fortune and many others. There will also be door prizes donated by local businesses and a variety of themed baskets available through a silent auction.

Prom dress drive

There will be a prom dress drive and evening gown collection from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
All gently used prom dresses and evening gowns, as well as any gently used teen clothes, will be donated to Teen Line thrift store in Pembroke.

Church youth

Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church youth will hold a fundraiser Friday and Saturday.
Boston butts, pulled pork and sandwich plates will be available, but there will only be a limited number of walk-in orders on hand.
To pre-order or for more information, call 351-PRAY (7729).

Super Museum

The Richmond Hill Museum is participating in Super Museum Sunday this weekend, when participating museums in Georgia are opening their doors to the public from noon to 4 p.m. in celebration of the beginning of Georgia Month.
Noted historian Buddy Sullivan will be speaking at the Richmond Hill Museum at 2 p.m. that Sunday. Sullivan will present a program on the History of Coastal Georgia. His presentation is open to the public.
Docents will be on hand to answer questions and give tours of the museum.
For more information or for directions, call 756-3697.

Food for Fines
The Pembroke Public Library’s popular “Food for Fines” event will begin Monday and will run through Feb. 19.
During that time, library patrons may bring in one canned good in exchange for $1 in regular overdue fines on library materials. Up to $5 in fines will be forgiven in exchange for five cans of food.
The “Food for Fines” program is the library’s Valentine’s gift to the community and to the United Way program of Pembroke, which will receive all donations from the event.
Canned item such as soups, fruits and vegetables, beans, pasta dishes and meats are welcome, as well as rice, oatmeal, cream of wheat or grits. Dried beans, dried pastas and dried milk may also be donated.
The Library cannot accept food items past their expiration date.

Relay meets
Richmond Hill Relay For Life will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Richmond Hill City Center.
Everyone is invited to join – it’s no too late to sign up for this year’s Relay For Life. The meeting will include Relay activities, as well as information on “happenings in Relay,” other Relay news and free food. Relay bucks are also being handed out to all registered participants, team captains, survivors and caregivers. 
Committee members are asked to be at the City Center at 6 p.m. 
For more information, please contact Civility Bowling at 547-1936 or, or LeAnn Flemmings at Also visit for more information.

Volunteers needed

Make a big difference in the lives of others by volunteering for THA Group Island Hospice, a nonprofit Hospice care provider. 
There are opportunities in Georgia and South Carolina for those interested in providing office support, computer work, patient and/or family support, special events or fundraising activities. All necessary training is provided. 
For information, call Sally Welsh at 888-842-4663 or go to and click on “volunteer.”

Club meeting

The Richmond Hill Garden Club will hold its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The speaker will be Diana Churchill, who will speak on backyard bird habitats.
For more information, call 727-3219.

Valentine’s dinner
A delicious Valentine’s Day dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Pembroke Christian Church fellowship hall.
The cost is $6 per plate and the funds will be used for the church’s building fund. All are welcome.
For tickets and to RSVP please call the church office at 653-2457 between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or see any member of the church.

Adoption event

The Save-A-Life Animal Welfare Agency will be at the PetSmart Charities Weekend Adoption Event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 12 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the PetSmart parking lot at 1132 Abercorn St., Savannah.
Many wonderful pets are in need of a forever home. Come find the perfect match for your family.
The event is free. For more information, call 598-7729 or e-mail

Bible study
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church will host a 13-week women’s Bible study beginning Feb. 16 from 9:45 a.m. to noon at the church.
The study is “Experiencing God” by Henry and Richard Blackerby.
For more information, call Emily Hubbard at 756-5284.

Golf fundraiser

The Minor League Reds Travel 10U baseball team is holding a golf tournament on Feb. 18 at the private Savannah Quarters Country Club.
Team spots, as well as hole sponsorships, are still available. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Bethesda Home For Boys in Savannah.
To take part in this tournament, please contact Karen Becker at (912) 659-9785. 

Pancake breakfast
Bryan Masonic Lodge No. 303 F&AM will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at the lodge.
All you can eat of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice will be served for $5. Uniformed LEO’s and emergency personnel eat for free.

Tax help
Free tax preparation is now available, courtesy of the Chatham Savannah Asset Development Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Earned Income Tax Credit Program.
The program is available to taxpayers earning less than $52,000 in 2010.
In Bryan County, tax preparation sites include Pembroke Public Library at 1018 Camellia Drive in Pembroke, and Richmond Hill Public Library at 9607 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
For more information or other locations in surrounding counties, call (912) 447-5577 or visit

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