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Community announcements for Jan. 22
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The sixth annual Prom Dress Drive is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
Donate formal dresses, as well as shoes and costume jewelry, to lend a helping hand high school girls in Bryan County who want to attend their formal dance or prom.
For more information, send an email to

Studio open house
Megan Myrick Photography will have an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 128 Francis Meeks Way, suite 17, in Richmond Hill.
MMP is a natural-light and studio photography company specializing in maternity, newborn and child and family portraiture. Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be given.
For more information, call 912-200-5284.

Pre-K applications

Bryan County Head Start/Pre-K in Pembroke is taking applications for the 2014-15 school year.  
Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1 for the 3-year-old classroom. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 for the Pre-K classroom.  
Please call Ann Chance at 653-4990 for more information.

 Toy Chest Cannons
“Toy Chest Cannons and More” will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 31 at Fort McAllister State Historic Park in Richmond Hill.
This month-long museum exhibit features an assortment of miniature Civil War cannons than visitors can view to gain a whole new perspective on some of the most powerful and deadly weapons of the American Civil War.
A special interpretive talk on the cannons will be given at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Cost is $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for children, $6.50 for seniors and free for ages 5 and younger.
For more information, call 912-727-2339.

Church fundraiser

The Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Youth Group will host its annual Boston butt and barbecue plate fundraiser Feb. 1 at the church across from Publix on Highway 144.
Boston butts are $25; pull pork is $7.50 a pound; and plates are $7. Proceeds will help fund the summer youth group mission trip.
Pickup will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 459-PRAY to preorder.

Rotary fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill will hold its annual fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
This year’s event will have a beach theme complete with seaside playground and boardwalk and a performance by The Swingin’ Medallions.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a silent auction full of items and services from local businesses will be held. A cash bar will also be available.
Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased from Larry Barker at 912-756-5942; Rich DeLong at 912-531-7867; the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce; or online at
Sponsorship packages are also available.

Seeking volunteers

Savannah Promise Walk for Pre-eclampsia, set for May 3 in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, is looking for volunteers to help on walk day.
The fundraiser is also seeking donations for the silent auction that will be held on the day of the walk.
For more information, contact walk coordinator Abby Jarrard at 912-661-1185 or . To register for the Savannah Promise Walk for Pre-eclampsia go to

Bamboo Farm talk
Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens and the Historic Bamboo Farm, will speak at the Richmond Hill Museum at 7 p.m. Feb. 6.  
Winter is a syndicated columnist, author and host of an award-winning gardening TV show. He will share the history of what’s known locally as the “Bamboo Farm,” which dates back to the 1880s.  
The event is free for members of the Richmond Hill Historical Society and is open to the public. Donations are appreciated from non-members. For more information, go to

Seeking veterans
Honor Flight Savannah is offering World War II and Korean War-era veterans living in southeast Georgia and South Carolina an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials.  
To register for a trip or to volunteer to serve as a guardian on a trip, go to or call 912 925-7280.
Honor Flight Savannah is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free trips to Washington, D.C., for area veterans. Funding for trips is dependent on contributions from community citizens and businesses.

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