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Community announcements for July 27
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The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today at City Hall to discuss a project list for the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) to be decided by voters in November.

Health screenings
Free health screenings for school children are being offered to military families from 8 to noon Saturday at Richmond Hill Medical Home in Richmond Hill and from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 20 at Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart.
For more information, call (912) 435-6633 or 800-652-9221.

Fundraiser sale
The Richmond Hill Lions Club will have a garage sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Gerrald’s Heating and Air at 100 Edsel Drive in Richmond Hill.

Canoe trip
Fort King George will conduct a canoe trip at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Altamaha River. 
The trip will take participants through 19th-century rice fields teeming with wildlife and history. If conditions permit, the trip will continue down Cathead Creek and finish at Skippers Seafood dock. Guided interpretation will be provided along the way. 
Canoes, paddles and life jackets are furnished. Guests should bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen. Bugs rarely are a factor on these trips.       
The cost is $35 per person. Reservations are required.
For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or go to

Night Out
Both ends of the county will celebrate National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday – on Railroad Street in downtown Pembroke and in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
The event in Pembroke, hosted by the Pembroke Police Department, will include free hot dogs and drinks, safety displays, local entertainment, informational booths, a unity walk and moonwalk, snow cones and popcorn, free balloons, free school supplies and much more.
The event in Richmond Hill, hosted by the Richmond Hill Police Department, will include live entertainment, including Liquid Ginger, Cesar Arocha and more. There will also be free rides and games, free hot dogs and drinks, a hot dog eating contest, martial arts demonstrations, classic car show, and more.
National Night Out is a crime/drug prevention event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
For more information about NNO in Pembroke, call 653-4414. For more information about NNO in Richmond Hill, call 756-5645.

Twilight market
The Whistle Stop Farmers Market in Pembroke will host a special “Farmers Market at Twilight” from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6 instead of the usual morning market.
The special evening market will boast all the usual goodies, plus a few extras, including bounce houses, face painting, balloons and carnival games and a chance to dunk Police Chief Mark Crowe in a dunking booth. The Disney movie “Rio” will be shown around 8:15 p.m. and the local band “Driven” will also perform.

Saturday fun
Fort King George State Historic Site will host its monthly First Saturday Fun at the fort from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at the site in Darien.
Volunteers will be firing the fort’s cannon, as well as doing musket drills and conducting hands-on games for children. Activities such as a scavenger hunt, rolling hoops, tug-of-war and exploring the site’s nature trail are but a few of the various activities that families can enjoy while visiting the fort during this time.
The cost is $4 to $6.50. For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or visit

Pastor Gary Quinney and the members of Corinth Baptist Church invite friends and former members to celebrate homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at 19536 Hwy. 144, 10 miles east of Hwy. 17. 
The Rev. Travis Cowart will be the guest preacher for the morning worship service, after which there will be a covered-dish lunch in the social hall. Seating will also be available in the pavilion. After lunch will be a concert by The New Hymnsmen in the sanctuary.
For more information, please call the church at 727-2617.

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