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Community announcements for March 22
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Golf tournament
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.

Spouse's night out
First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill’s Military Spouse’s Night Out April 16 from  6-9:30 p.m. It is open to any military, church member or not, deployed or not. Enjoy an evening out while your children, from babies to 5th grade, have a fun filled evening designed just for them.
There is no charge. To RSVP call the church office at 756-2196.

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.

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is hosting "The Robin Hood Ball: An Evening in Sherwood Forest" on Saturday, April 10 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center. There will be music, dancing, a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $65. Sponsors are sought.
The Ball is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill. Proceeds go to help the community, fund scholarships and international charity initiatives.
For more information call Tina Eberlein at 884-3726 or email her at the

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

Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS 1st Annual Business Expo is Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. There will also be face painting and a bouncy house to keep the kids busy. If you know with a business that would like to participate contact Lori Harrison at 704-616-0968 or

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, from 8 a.m-2 p.m. There will be lots of games, prizes and giveaways. Everyone is invited.

Health Department
The Bryan County Health Department is offering the shingles vaccine, also known as ZOSTAVAX, for a small administrative fee to those who meet certain criteria.
To qualify for the vaccine, men and women must be 60 or older and meet one of the following criteria:
- Have Medicaid
- Be Medicare eligible; secondary insurance doesn't provide vaccine coverage
- Have health insurance that does not cover cost of health insurance that doesn't cover cost of ZOSTAVAX
- Have no health insurance
 ZOSTAVAX is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for those over the age of 60 and has been licensed by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
An administrative fee of $14 will be charged for each dose; however, no one will be denied services because of inability to pay. Normal cost of the vaccine is approximately $200 per dose.

GOP qualifying

The Bryan County Republican Party qualifying period for candidates for the 2010 election is from April 26 at 9 a.m. until April 30 at noon. There are a number of positions open on the Bryan County Commission and Board of Education. Qualifying fees are $45 for the County Commission and $18 for BoE. For more information call Larry Barker, Bryan County GOP chairman, at 756-5942 or email him at

Historical Society

On Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m.  in the Richmond Hill Museum,  the Richmond Hill Historical Society presents author Mark Finlay discussing his research on the Rubber Industry on the coast of Georgia.  In the 1930’s and 1940’s experiments using alternative sources for producing rubber were carried out in Richmond Hill and Bryan County. In the Richmond Hill Museum you will find examples of the products produced using golden rod, dog fennel, black gum trees, etc. The meeting is open and at no charge to members and the general public.  As always, donations are appreciated. Call the Richmond Hill Museum for more information at  756-3697.

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