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Community announcements for March 17
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A “Kiss the Pig” golf tournament will be held March 26 at Sapelo Hammock Golf Club to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association.
Format is 4-person scramble, registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and there is a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Door prizes and prizes for top three teams and longest drive. Cost is $200 per team or $50 per player, and if you do not have enough golfers to make a team organizers will attempt to fill your team or match you with another team. Hole sponsorhips are $75. Register today to support American Diabetes Association and help candidate Jon Long “Kiss the Pig.” For more information call Joyce Campbell at 369-9438.

Hot rods and cool cats
Magnolia Manor on the Coast presents Hot Rods & Cool Cats on Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eveyrone is invited to the event, which includes a Kid’s Bounce House, food, prizes, oldies music, coke floats, a car show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and a sock hop dance from 3-5 p.m. Admission is free. Magnolia Manor is located at 141 Timber Trail in Richmond Hill. For more information call Jennifer Franks at 756-4300.

Friends of Library sale
The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual book sale/flea market fund raiser on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations of the following items may be left at the library: hard cover and paperback books in good condition, household items, silk flowers, framed artwork, frames, jewelry, exercise equipment, toys in good condition, puzzles. No clothing or stuffed animals. Save any large items until after April 4, as there is minimal storage space at the library.

American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, is selling genuine Vidalia Jumbo Onions to support Post activities. The 10 pound bags will sell for $8 each, and the 25 pound bags for $15 each. Delivery will be late April or early May. These onions are from Ray Farms and certified by the state as genuine Vidalia onions. Call B.J. Clark at 653-4958 to place an order or see any member of the Post. Tickets will be sold until late April in the Pembroke, Ellabell and Richmond Hill areas. The Post meets the second Thursday each month at 8 p.m. All veterans are welcome to visit and/or join.

BCHS reunion
The Bryan County High School Class of 1990 20 year reunion is June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Harbor View Room in the Desoto Hilton, Savannah. Dinner and a D.J. The cost is $60 per person, payment due by May 1. Special reunion discount available for overnight rooms. Make checks payable to Cleve White, P.O. Box 902, Ellabell, GA 31308. For more information email

Heritage event
The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, which includes Bryan, Liberty and Chatham counties, will be the subject of a presentation in Savannah on Thursday, March 18. Emory Campbell. chairman of the corridor commission, will speak on protecting and preserving connections to the past. The 7 p.m. speech will be at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Annex at 460 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Jamal Toure, who frequently appears at the Geechee Kunda Center in Riceboro will be available for a question-and-answer session after the speech. Toure is also a member of the commission. The heritage corridor runs from Duval County, Fla., north to New Hanover County, N.C., about 12,000 miles.

Relay fundraiser

Perkins Restaurant and Forever Grateful are Ropin' In a Cure on Thursday, March 18 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We ask that everyone come out and Eat for a Cause between 7 and 3!  10 percent of all sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Please come and invite everyone you know to join you.  

Food drive
Curves of Richmond Hill is holding a food drive to benefit local families through March 31. Members who donate a bag of groceries or a minimum of $30 will receive a reusable Curves grocery bag for free. Non members who do likewise through March 20 can join Curves for free. The effort is part of Curves annual food drive. For more information call Delene Broeckling at 756-6611 or email

Work on Richmond Hill's "streetscape project" is under way. It could take several months and could result in traffic delays and detours on Richard R. Davis Drive, Cedar Street and Ford Avenue. Use caution when traveling near the construction project. For information call 756-6459.
Spring cleaning time

It’s spring cleaning time again! Richmond Hill will kick off Georgia Cities Week with three days of large item trash pickup starting Tuesday April 13 through Thursday April 15.
This opportunity is only available for the city of Richmond Hill current water account users in residential zoning areas only.
In conjunction with the Keep Georgia Beautiful program, OMI will pick up curbside large items such as appliances, furniture and other bulky items normally not picked up by the regular trash service. All city residents should place their items on the curbside Wednesday morning by 7 a.m. for pickup. OMI anticipates three days of large item trash collection. Questions call 756-3345 or 756-3808. The following items will not be collected;
- Tires
- Hazardous waste items
- Paint
- Refrigerators
- Freezers
- Oil or oil-based products
- Grease products
- Batteries
- Gas, or gas-based products
- Lawnmowers
- Freon or freon-based products

Project Lifesaver
The Bryan County Sheriff’s Department, along with Family Connection and the Alzheimer’s Association, will be hosting a Safety and Wandering Training for family with elderly parents who suffer from dementia. The event is Tuesday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dixie Harn Community Center located at 91 Lanier Street in Pembroke.
This event will launch the Project Lifesaver program in Bryan County.
Applications and information will be available. Families and caregivers can enroll their loved ones by contacting Wendy Sims at 653.3824.
For more information, please contact Bryan County Sheriff’s Department at 653.3800 or Project Lifesaver International at 1-877-580-LIFE (5433) or

Fun Day
McDonald's is having a Family Fun Day/Customer Appreciation Day at the Pembroke McDonald’s on Sat. March 20, 2010 from 8 a.m-2pm. Celebrity guest Ronald McDonald will make an appearance from 10 a.m.-noon to sign autographs and pose for photos.  There will be lots of games, prizes and giveaways. Everyone is invited.

Scholarships available

Those who defend our freedom know all too well the costs and sacrifices associated with serving in the United States Armed Forces.  To show gratitude on behalf of the American people, Freedom Alliance is proud to offer aid to the children of these heroes in the form of college scholarships.
 If you or someone you know is the son or daughter of a service member who has sacrificed life or limb, then the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund is available to help alleviate the costs of college.  Over $3 million has been awarded to hundreds of Freedom Alliance Scholarship recipients since 2002.
 An eligible applicant must be the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Guardsman who has been killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) in an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).  They must also be a high school senior or registered as a full time undergraduate student and under the age of 26.
 To learn more about the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund and/or to apply please visit or call 800-475-6620.  The application deadline is July 31.

Friends of Wildlife
The Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges will meet Wednesdsay, March 31 from 7-9 p.m. at the Coatal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah. There is no charge. Program will include light refreshments, door prizes, and an informative video about the National Wildlife Refuge System. 
For more information, see or call 335-5085.

Charity bass tourney
Antioch Baptist Church is holding a charity bass tournament on March 27. Proceeds to benefit Evans County CARES (Cancer Association Relief, Effort and Support). Entry fee is $40 per two man team, plus $10 for big fish pot. Your choice of location, live fish only. First place wins $300, 2nd place gets 200, third place $100. Big fish pot is $250. Call Dawn Rush at (912) 334-0451 or 739-2451 for more information. Entry forms available at Mike Clark’s Sport Shop, 815 Turnpike Road, Claxton. 

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