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Community announcements for Jan. 26
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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

War program
Fort Morris State Historic Site will host “Sunbury and the War Between the States” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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.

Valentine’s dinner

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

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.”
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

Planning meeting
The Pembroke Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at city hall at 160 North Main St.
All interested parties are invited to attend. Persons with disabilities who are planning to attend should call 653-4413 if assistance is required.

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.

Super Museum
The Richmond Hill Museum is participating in Super Museum Sunday on Feb. 6, 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.

History speaker
The Richmond Hill Historical Society is hosting guest speaker Angus McCleod at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 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, 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.

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