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Community announcements for May 19
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Gospel Truth Bible Clinic, 362 Wade Carter Road in Ellabell, will host a special Crusade for Christ Celebration on Saturday, May 22 at 11:30 a.m. Melvin Greene will be the guest speaker. There will be music spiritual, natural food, praise dancing and more. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Vacation Bible School
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.

Pinewood Christian

Pinewood Christian Academy will hold its annual Honors’ Day ceremony for Lower School grades K-5 on Friday, May 21 at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. The program will include presentation of diplomas to K-5 students. Students will receive recognition for Perfect Attendance, Spelling Bee, Achievement Roll, Honor Roll, and Citizenship. Students from each grade will be recognized for outstanding performance in Music, Art, Computer, and PE.
Library awards will also be given. In addition, Subject Awards will be given in grades 5 and 6. The program will conclude with the announcement of the Lower School Teacher of the Year. Friends and family are invited to attend the awards ceremony and join the staff in recognizing the academic achievement of these students.

Youth Revival

The Pembroke Christian Church, located on Hwy. 280, will be hosting a Youth Revival beginning Sunday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 25. It will begin each night at 7 p.m.   Guest speaker is Lee Christianson. Music will be performed by Leon Stalls. Everyone is invited to attend.


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.

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.

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. 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.

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. T
his event lasts about two hours. The group needs 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 wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins for over 20 years.
For information check the website at or contact

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.


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.
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
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