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Community announcements for Jan. 19
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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

Aid night
The Richmond Hill High School Guidance Department will host a financial aid night at 7 p.m. Monday in the school cafeteria.
Carol Lott from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be present to give updated financial aid information and answer questions. 
All parents are encouraged to attend. Contact Tommy Swinford at 459-5165 for more information.

War program
Fort Morris State Historic Site will host “Sunbury and the War Between the States” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29.
The 8th Georgia Infantry as well as the 25th Georgia Altamaha Scouts will be present to demonstrate and interpret the life of a Civil War soldier at Sunbury. There will also be various demonstrations, including musket and cannon firing, drills and soldier talks. The cost is $2.75 to $4.
For more information, call (912) 884-5999.

Church youth
Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church youth will hold a fundraiser Feb. 4-5.
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).

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.”

Valentine’s dinner

A delicious Valentine’s Day dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 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.

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.

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