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Community announcements for July 21
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Aid for firefighter
The Bryan County and Richmond Hill Fire Departments will be holding a Blood Drive and Boot Drive for Firefighter Terry Nielsen who is fighting a serious medical condition called Necrotizing Fasciitis commonly known as the “Flesh Eating” disease. The Blood mobile will be located at the First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 24. Anyone wishing to donate please mention Terry Nielsen who will get credit towards his blood use.  Also firefighters will be stationed at the Publix and Kroger in Richmond Hill and Harvey’s in Pembroke collecting funds to help the Nielsen family with expenses.

Corinth Baptist
Corinth Baptist Church, 19536 Hwy. 144, will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 8. Worship services begin   at 10:30 a.m., followed by a covered dish dinner in the social hall.  After dinner, there will be gospel singing by Allegiance.  Guest preacher will be Tim Padgett.
All members, former members, and friends from the community are invited to join the church for this special occasion.

Macedonia Baptist

Macedonia Baptist Church, Ellabell, is having revival through July 23 at 7:30 nightly. Pastor Clark Conner of Great Faith Ministry in Atlanta is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited.
A back to school cook-out is planned for Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Everyone is invited for food and fun.

Handy help
Have house/car/computer maintenance questions and don’t know where to turn? On Aug. 7, 10 a.m.- noon,  there will be a handyman workshop at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. Sponsored by the church military committee and opened to everyone. For more information please call the church office at 756-2196.

Adopt a wetland
The Richmond Hill Garden Club’s Adopt-A-Wetland Workshop is at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 24 at the Historical Society Museum at Hwy. 144 and Timber Trail. To sign up to learn more about this very important program, call Mary Burns at 727-3219 or e-mail at
Mothers' group
Join Mothers Of Preschoolers at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. Get together with other moms to figure out the art  and science of mothering together. If you have a child from birth-kindergarten, this group is for you.
An open house will be Aug. 3 in the fellowship hall from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Stop by anytime to see what we are all about, enjoy some snacks,  fellowship and to register your child.
Regular meetings  are the first and third Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.


New Beginnings Community Church will be hosting a Vacation Bible School, July 19-23 from 6-8 p.m. each evening. It is for children ages 4-13.
Events will include recreation, crafts, music, refreshments and Bible story time. On Friday there will have a water slide and cook-out.
Everyone is invited and you can register ahead by calling 912-445-0196 or register the day of the event. New Beginnings is located at the entrance to Buckhead North.

Save money
Everyone is invited to a ‘Coupon Savings Class,’ with guest Michelle Rubrecht, aka, Savvy Shopper Savannah on July 22 at 7 p.m. at Black Creek Golf Club, 277 Canterwood Drive, Ellabell.
This is a free class; all that is asked is that you purchase a non-alcoholic beverage at the club to help with the cost of using the facility. Bring a friend and notebook. There will be a drawing for a prize.
For more information call Rosie Pewitt at (912) 202-0970.

Kicklighter reunion

The Kicklighter 51st annual reunion will be held in Glennville, Ga. at Beard’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Hear about Kicklighters who served in the Civil War and about those who came to South Carolina, Georgia and Florida from Germany. Potluck meal will be served 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will also be homemade ice cream and boiled peanuts. Grills are available to prepare hot dogs and hamburgers. Entertainment is 1-1:40 p.m. Door prizes, fenced play ground for children. For more information and directions you can call chairman Bill Kicklighter at 912/531-7147 (cell) or 912/654-4772 (home).

All ladies, daughters and granddaughters are invited to Carey Hilliard’s banquet room at 11111 Abercorn St., for a luncheon at noon Wednesday, July 28.
The luncheon is sponsored by Chatham County Christian Women’s Club, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. The cost of the buffet lunch is $10.25. Melody Williams of Kitchen Collection will display unique items. Rhonda Byrd will sing a lovely song and speak about a perfect organization for life.
For reservations, call Betty at 925-3789.

Mobile Food Pantry

Due to constraints, there will not be any scheduled Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantries at the Gospel Truth Bible Clinic in Ellabell or any other site, until early fall with the exception of case-by-case availability. For more information, please call (912) 236-6750 or visit

Spouse's night
First Baptist Church Richmond Hill’s Military Spouse’s Night Out is Aug. 20, from 6 until 9:30 p.m. It is open to any military, church member or not, deployed or not. Enjoy an evening out while your children, babies through fifth grade, have a fun filled evening designed just for them. No charge. To RSVP call the church office at 756-2196.
Art classes
The city Of Pembroke is holding beginning art classes on Thursdays, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center. Carolyn Morgan is teaching the class. The cost is $15 for a six-week session. To sign up please call 653-4484

Thrift store

St. Elizabeth’s Attic--Thrift and Gift Store is now open and has jewelry, appliances, clothes, furniture, books, children’s toys and games. It is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.
All proceeds are donated to local charities. The store is located at 16491 Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill, phone 727-2664.

Art show
Bryan County artists are now being featured at the new Bryan County Administrative Complex. The show is in the main lobby and is accessible to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will run through September.

Church survey
Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, on Hwy. 144 near Publix, is asking parents of childen in kindergarten-fifth grade to complete an online survey. The church wants to hear what you think the community needs. The survey can be found online at

Spouse night out
First Baptist Church Richmond Hill’s Military Spouse’s Night Out is Aug. 20, from 6 until 9:30 p.m. It is open to any military, church member or not, deployed or not.  Enjoy an evening out while your children, babies - 5th grade, have a fun filled evening designed just for them. No charge. To RSVP call the church office at 756-2196.

Coastal Management

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's 2010 annual meeting will be held on Thursday July 22 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Casino Building at the Pier Village on St. Simons Island, Room 108.  
 Council meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public.  The quarterly meetings keep Coastal Advisory Council members, the local governments and agencies they represent, and the public better informed of Coastal Management Program activities and allows for timely discussion of coastal events and concerns.  Themes for the upcoming Cycle 14 Coastal Incentive Grant Program will be discussed and set at this annual meeting.
 For more information on the Annual meeting and/or the Coastal Advisory Council, contact Susan Snyder Reeves of DNR's Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218.

Tennis, anyone?
The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association (RHATA) adult tennis corporate league will resume on Sunday Aug. 8. This is the group's third successful year in organizing local adult tennis competition. Corporate Tennis is USTA sanctioned and operates under WTT rules.
Matches are played Sunday evenings from August until November. Teams are comprised of men and ladies of all levels, and the league has proven to be a fun way Richmond Hill tennis players socialize. Anyone interested in joining can contact Jimmy Trivitayakhun at 727-3198 or e-mail at Please don't delay as teams are being selected now.

Input needed
The Coastal Regional Commission is requesting nominations of cultural, historic and natural resources for inclusion in the Regionally Important Resources Plan for the Region.  The nomination form is attached.  The closing date for nominations is Aug, 30, 2010.
All nominations received will be reviewed by the CRC staff and the local government where the nominated site is located for recommendation of inclusion as a RIR.  
 The nomination form and fact sheet are available on the CRC’s website, under Planning and Government Services’ Environmental Planning Page.  For more information contact Chris Emmer at 912-262-2872 or via email at

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