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Community announcements for May 15
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The Richmond Hill High School Drama Club presents Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Performances are at the new Richmond Hill Elementary School on Saturday, May 15, at 8 p.m.  The school is located at 473 Francis Meeks Way. For more information call (912) 660-5722. Admission is $3.

Fundraiser dinner
The August birth month of Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a fundraiser dinner May 14-15 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dinners are $10 and slabs of ribs are $20 each. Dinners include barbecue ribs, baked chicken, potato salad, red rice, green beans and roll. Call Dolly Greene at (912) 756-2412 or on the day of the dinner at 727-2163. You also can pick up the dinners at the church.

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.

All friends of Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church are invited to homecoming service today, with the service beginning at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. Please bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. Drinks will be provided.  
For more information contact: Diane Stewart at (912) 858-3656, Eugene Bryant (912) 748-7911, or Benny Kangeter at (912) 858-2298.

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.

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


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. 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 Bryan County 4-H Club needs your help.  4-H is the youth outreach of the University of Georgia.  This quality program 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. All money used to support educational programs through 4-H must be raised through fund-raisers or donations from the generous people of Bryan County.
For more information go

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

Miner League Reds 9U Travel Baseball team is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, May 22, at the Bryan County Annex (old courthouse building).  The team will be having a garage sale and a car wash to help raise money for their upcoming trip to the NIT Tournament held in Atlanta in June.  Stop by and get your car washed while you shop the sale and help support the baseball team.

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston’s office will be in Bryan County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming Congressional “Day Office.”  Trish DePriest will be available on from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 20, at Richmond Hill City Hall. For more information, contact Congressman Kingston’s representative, Trish DePriest at 352-0101.

Dolphin Project

Love dolphins? Join our research volunteers. The Dolphin Project offers a dolphin program and training workshop at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah - Solmes Hall, at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5. This event lasts about two hours. We are in need of skippers with boats, photographers with 300mm lenses on their cameras and team leaders to record the data. TDP is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of our wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins for over 20 years.
For information check the website at or contact

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.

Memorial Day
The city of Richmond Hill will host a Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, in J.F. Gregory Park next to the veterans monument. Representatives from local veterans organizations will speak at the ceremony.  Special guest speaker will be Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, deputy commanding general - rear and senior commander, 3rd Infantry Division. All are welcome to attend to honor those veterans who died while serving their community and country.
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