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Community announcements for May 16
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As of Monday, the Wildlife Management Area shooting range in Richmond Hill will be closed temporarily for safety reasons due to nearby timber management. Current plans are to re-open the 100-yard range by June 15. For information, visit

Town hall meeting
Bryan County Commissioner Jimmy Henderson will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office Complex on Sgt. Michael Larson Drive in Richmond Hill. The meeting will be a question-and-answer session. For more information contact Henderson at 655-8610.

Fundraiser dinner
The August birth month group at Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church fellowship hall. Dinners of barbecue ribs and chicken, fried shrimp, fried fish, macaroni and cheese, red rice, green beans and cornbread are $10, and a slab of ribs is $20. For more information, call Dolly Greene at 756-2412 or on the day of the dinner 727-2163.

Commissioners’ meeting
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the County Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss health care for Bryan County employees.

Swim day
The city of Pembroke will host a free swim day and summer recreation program sign up May 26 at the city pool. An information session and sign up for summer recreation activities will begin at noon. Free swimming will follow from 1-6 p.m. For more information call City Hall at 653-4413.

Library closed
The Bryan County Public Libraries in Richmond Hill and Pembroke will be closed Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day.

History re-enactment
Civil War soldier life will be highlighted during the Memorial Day weekend program from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday May 26 at Fort McAllister State Historic Park. The program will focus on the life of common Confederate and Union soldiers. Musket and cannon demonstrations, as well as special salutes in honor of war dead, will be conducted as part of the program. Cost is $6.50 per adult and $3.75 per child. For more information, call 727-2339.

Fishing derby
The Richmond Hill Exchange club will host its annual Kids Fishing Derby from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 2 at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery. The derby is open to children 15 and under accompanied by their parents or adult guardian. Awards will be presented to children 12 and under. A large supply of free bait and fishing poles will be available at no charge.

Bible school
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church will hold its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 25-28. All children ages 5-11 years are welcome. For more information, contact Visit to register.

Honor Flight
Honor Flight Savannah is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sending area World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. All expenses for the veterans are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which depends on donations from the community and is not a government-supported program. To donate to Honor Flight or apply for travel to Washington, visit

Pray for rain
Pembroke Christian Church will host a weekly prayer/praise for rain service at 7 p.m. every Monday. Everyone is invited.
This service is sponsored by the North Bryan County Ministerial Association.

Legion meeting
American Legion Post 164 meets at 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the post home on Highway 280 about a half mile west of Harvey’s Grocery store. All veterans are invited to attend.

Volunteers needed
The Bryan County Senior Centers are in need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound clients from 10 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday in the Richmond Hill and Pembroke areas. For more information, contact Brenda Garrett at 756-2783 in the Richmond Hill area or Kathy Sauls at 653-4480 in the Pembroke area.

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