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Community announcements for June 5
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Early voting for the July 20 general primary will begin June 7 and run through July 16 at the Bryan County Courthouse voter registration office located at 141 South College St., Pembroke. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the voter registration office or visit

Fishing derby

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will hold its 20th annual Kid’s Fishing Derby from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 5 at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery. Registration begins at noon. The derby is limited to children ages 15 and under, with awards for children 12 and under. All children will be eligible for door prizes.
Participants should bring fishing poles and bait and be ready to fish. A limited amount of bait will be provided by The Exchange Club, and a limited number of fishing poles will be provided by the state Department of Natural Resources. Ponds will be stocked with catfish. Entry forms, flyers, press releases, and other information are available at

Summer Food
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Summer Food Service Program in Bryan County began June 1. The site location isdabt be 362 Wade Carter Road, Ellabell, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Meals will be provided, free-of-charge, to children enrolled in the summer program without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia has been a leader in initiatives to reduce childhood hunger since it established Kids Café in 1989. Summer feeding is essential to ensuring proper nutrition for children at-risk for hunger since they do not have access to free or reduced-price school lunches when school is out of session.
For more information please call (912) 236-6750 or visit

Teacher appreciation

All ladies are invited to Carey Hilliard’s Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St., on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at noon for a buffet lunch for $10.25. Teachers will be recognized and honored. Ladies will model fashions from “Go Fish” on Broughton Street. Phyllis Page from Chelsea, Alabama, will speak about surviving heartaches. Make reservations with Betty at 925-3789 or e-mail Ginny at This meeting is sponsored by Chatham County Christian Women’s Club, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
Corinith VBS
Corinth Baptist Church, 19536 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill, will have Saddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School, June 21-25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Supper will be served Mon.-Thurs. at 6 p.m.. Family night will be Friday, with supper after the program. There will be classes for all ages, including adults. Call the church office at 7272617 for more details.

SADDLE UP for a fun-filled week at Saddle Ridge Ranch VBS! Round-Up Rodeo (kickoff) is Sat., June 12 from 1-4 p.m., with rides, games, and food! VBS runs Sun., June 13-Fri., June 18 from 6-8:30 p.m. each night. Classes for preschool-adults. First Baptist Church of Blitchton, 5204 Hwy. 80, Blitchton, Ga. Church phone 858-3274 or for further info.

Praise in the Park
A Praise in the Park Festival will be held Saturday, June 26, from 4-8 p.m. at Hendrix Park. Praise in the Park is a festival, reaching people, young and old, for Christ. Praise in the Park is a celebration with music, dance, fun and games, to offer a glimpse of who we are and the work and service of the church … with a goal to become acquainted with each other and our community. Bring a blanket or chair! For more information, please contact James Pewitt at 912-202-0772 or Brad Butler at Pembroke First Baptist Church, 653-4952.

Flag football
Upward Flag Football K5-12th grade boys and girls upward cheerleading for K5-6th grade girls. Early Registration cost is $75 and deadline is July 4, cost after July 4 is $100. Final Deadline July 17. Evaluations start July 12, Practices start Aug. 2 First games are Aug. 28. Need coaches and referees. Contact Randy Dykes at

Art Show

Art Show featuring Bryan County Artists 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.

Seminar for women
The Women in Action ministry of Bryan Missionary Baptist Church presents "Born for Such a Time as This" seminiar for women from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The seminar is for women and young adults ages 16 and older. It is free and open to the public. Guest speakers will be Evangelist Gwendolyn Broxton of Christ Memorial Baptist Church and Minister Leona Miller of Holy LIving Christian Center. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Seminiar attire is casual. To gester call (912) 727-2163 or email Reservations due by June 16.  

First Bapist RH

First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill presents Vacation Bible School, “Saddle Ridge Ranch” Sunday, June 6 through Thursday, June 10 from 6-9 p.m. nightly. Free dinner available from 5:15-5:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Family night is June 11 at 6 p.m. with a mechanical bull for ages 3 and up. For questions or to register your child online, go to or call 756-2196.

St. Elizabeth's VBS
Come join the fun at St. Elizabeth's Mission Around the World VBS. June 13-16 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. nightly at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 16491 Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill. Dinner will be provided. Contact 803-243-3603 or for further information.

Beulah Baptist VBS
Beulah Baptist Church of Pembroke presents Vacation Bible School Saddle Ridge Ranch for ages 2 yrs to 6th grade, June 21–25, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The kickoff cookout is Saturday, June 19 from 4-7 p.m. and includes foods, games and hay rides. Contact: Mary Edwards at 858-3877

Bible school
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church will set sail for the high seas during the its annual vacation Bible school set for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 12-16 at RHUMC, 9050 Ford Ave. Richmond Hill United Methodist Church's vacation Bible school is free and open to any entering pre-school child through entering fifth-graders.
Kids will feel the sea spray on their face as sails snap overhead. They’ll experience the deep rolling waters of God’s love. It’s easily the best time they will have all summer. Don’t miss the ship -- register now to be a part of this High Seas Expedition VBS! For more information and to register visit or call 912.756.6148.

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.

Junior Rangers

Fort McAllister State Historic Park will offer Junior Ranger Summer Camp June 14-19 and June 28 -- July 2 for children ages 8 to 12. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The cost of the camp is $70 per child.
Activities will include nature walks, arts and crafts, games, wildlife lessons, canoeing, nature scavenger hunts and much more. Call 727–2339 for registration and information. The deadline to register for the week of June 14 is June 9, and June 28 for the week of June 23. The participation is limited to 20 campers for each week. Fort McAllister is located at 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

4-H Club

The Bryan County 4-H Club reaches nearly 1,000 young people in Bryan County each month with learning activities such as club meetings, camps, public speaking events, judging and competition teams, community service and citizenship opportunities. All of these activities make 4-H the largest youth program in the country. Your help is needed to assist with the funding of these activities.
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