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Community announcements for Feb. 20
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The Richmond Hill Public Library is closed on Monday 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 Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.  Please call 756-3580 or come by the library to sign up for the class. Space is limited.
Blood drive in Pembroke  
A community blood drive will take place in Pembroke from 1  p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pembroke United Methodist Church Social Hall, located at 102 North College Street. Please visit and register to donate using Sponsor Code: pembrokecomm. All presenting donors will be entered into a drawing for a $25 American Express Gift Card.

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
BCES PTO chicken dinners
The Bryan County Elementary PTO will hold a chicken dinner sale on March 3. Purchase in advance at school or from any BCES student for $7, pick up from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the school. Purchase plates in advance at school or from any BCES student for $7. Plates include half a grilled chicken, potato salad, green beans and a roll. Call BCES at 626-5033 for more information.

Project Linus at RHPL  
Project Linus Blanket Day, is from 1-5 p.m. March 3 at the Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave.
Help make quilted, knitted, crocheted blankets for children in distress.  Quilt kits are available.No experience is necessary, there are tasks for all skill levels. Stay a short time or all afternoon. Refreshments will be served.  Please bring your sewing machine, normal sewing/knit, crochet supplies. For more information, email

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.

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 from 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hospital’s Conference Room D. For more information visit, email or call 657-3927.

Women of the Bible program
The August Birth Month of Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a Women of the Bible program at 3 p.m., March 4. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Deaconess Gracie (Dolly) Greene , August Birth Captain, at 756-2412 or email her at

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. For more information, contact Brenda Garrett at 756-2783 in the Richmond Hill area or Kathy Sauls at 653-4480 in the Pembroke area.

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

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