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Community announcements for Jan. 9
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Local historian Buddy Sullivan will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Richmond Hill Museum to help kick off the Richmond Hill Historical Society’s 2012 Lecture Series. Sullivan will be discussing “Spanish Settlements in Coastal Georgia from 1526 to 1742.”
The lecture is free to the public. For more information, call 756-3697.

Deer donations

Bryan County hunters can drop off unprocessed deer through Jan. 15 to Wise Brothers Deer Processing at 326 Bush Road in Savannah.
The dropoff is part of the GONetwork’s Sportsman’s Pantry, a statewide program that helps bring food to less fortunate area families. Wise Brothers is the only area processor participating in the program.
There is no cost to donate deer, and all processing costs will be paid for by the program’s sponsors.
For more information, call Bryan County Commissioner Jimmy Henderson at 655-8610 or Wise Brothers at 920-9455.

Financial aid

The Richmond Hill Guidance Department will host a financial aid night at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Richmond Hill High School Cafeteria. 
Carol Lott from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be present to give updated financial aid information, HOPE Scholarship information and answer questions. 
All parents are encouraged to attend, though space is limited. Contact Thomas Swinford at 459-5165 to reserve a seat.

Asperger group

The Asperger support group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Richmond Hill Public Library. 
Sara Coggin from Easter Seals will be the guest speaker and will share how Easter Seals can provide funding, services and programs for children with special needs. 
For more information, email

Forestry pageant
The Tattnall County Forestry Pageant is set for Feb. 18 at the restored Glennville City Auditorium. 
Children and young adults 24 and younger who live in the Middle East District, which includes Bryan County, are eligible to participate. 
The winners of the local pageant will have their entry fees paid to the 73rd Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant in Tifton in June. 
The deadline for entering the pageant is Jan. 15, and spaces are limited.
For more information, email Tri-County Forestry Pageant Director Sherry Long at

Club fundraiser

The Pembroke Garden Club is having a winter raffle. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and are available from club members.
The grand prize is a garden dump cart with accessories. The second prize is a 30-inch fire pit with a poker, and the third prize is a garden tub full of accessories.
The drawing is Jan. 19 at Dixie Harn Community Center, 91 Lanier St., but the winner does not need to be present to win.
For more information, call Diane at 661-4447 or 547-5313.

Gold Star Wives

Gold Star Wives of the Coastal Empire will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Georgia National Guard Armory at 1248 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for the Gold Star wives of any era to meet each other, network and discuss benefits. The moderator of the meeting will be Patricia Barbee, a Gold Star wife from the Vietnam era.
To register or for more information, email

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