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Community announcements for June 23
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Church dedication
The Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence Butler and the congregation of Pembroke Holy Church of God will hold a dedication ceremony for the new sanctuary, “The Bridge,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at 745 Mason Road in Pembroke. A reception will follow.

Report available
Copies of the 2011 Water Quality Report for the city of Richmond Hill are available at City Hall at 40 Richard R. Davis Drive.

Ellabell VBS
Ellabell United Methodist Church will hold its vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 nightly Sunday-Thursday. Classes are available for nursery through adults. Supper will be served each evening.
For more information, contact Kandi Rapoza at

Bible school
Corinth Baptist Church will host its “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” vacation Bible school from Monday-Friday at the church, 19536 Highway 144, Richmond Hill.  
Supper will be served at 6 p.m. and Bible school will conclude at 8:30 p.m.
The whole family is invited to attend.
For more information, call 727-2617.

St. Elizabeth’s VBS
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church will hold its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday. All children ages 5-11 years are welcome.
For more information, contact Visit to register.

Junior Ranger Camp
Fort McAllister State Historic Park in Richmond Hill will host its Junior Ranger Summer Camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday and July 9-13 for children ages 8-12.
Activities will include nature walks, arts and crafts, games, wildlife lessons, canoeing, nature scavenger hunts and learning how to make nature snacks.
The cost is $75 per camper. Participation is limited to 30 campers for each week. The deadlines to register are June 15 for the week of June 25 and June 29 for the week of July 9.
Call 727–2339 for registration and information.

Fourth celebration
Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 4-9:30 p.m. June 30 in J.F. Gregory Park.
The Heart N’ Soul band will play from 6-9 p.m. Fireworks will start around 9 p.m. Other activities include family fishing beginning at 4 p.m., a car show, inflatable water rides and other. All events are free of charge.
No alcohol or glass containers are allowed. Bring coolers and lounge chairs or blankets to sit on. Food and beverages will be on sale.
For more information, call 756-3345.

Patriotic picnic
The city of Pembroke and First Baptist Church will host a patriotic picnic and concert featuring the 3rd Infantry Division Ceremonial Band on July 1 at 169 Church St.
The picnic starts at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m.
Special guests will include Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams and other dignitaries. Sonny Dixon of WTOC-TV will be emcee. The event is free.
For more information, call 653-4952.

Voter registration
Residents who wish to vote in the July 31 general primary and nonpartisan general election must register by July 2 to be eligible to vote.
Applications are available at the Voter Registration Office and City Hall in Pembroke, and at the Bryan County Administration Building and City Hall in Richmond Hill.
Applications can also be found at both Pembroke and Richmond Hill public libraries, as well as online at www.
For more information, contact the Voter Registration Office at 653-3859.

Early voting
Early voting for the July 31 general primary and nonpartisan general election begins at 8 a.m. July 9-21.
Voters can cast a ballot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Voter Registration Office at 151 South College St. in Pembroke and at the County Administrative Building at 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill.
Both locations will also be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21.
For more information, call the Voter Registration Office at 653-3859 or visit Georgia Secretary of State’s website at

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