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Community announcements for May 26
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Memorial Day observance
The city of Richmond Hill will hold its annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday in J.F. Gregory Park. The featured speaker will be Col. Douglas C. Cardinale, commander of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart. Other speakers include Richmond Hill Mayor E. Harold Fowler and representatives from the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Memorial Day program
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit will host its sixth annual Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. Monday in downtown Pembroke. Pembroke resident Emma Lane will sing for the occasion, and two flags will be raised in honor of two Vietnam veterans, Jack Butler Jr. and Orvin Williams.

Meeting rescheduled
The Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Commission’s regular meeting set for Monday has been canceled due to the Memorial Day holiday. The commission’s next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, immediately following a public hearing at 6:45 p.m., at City Hall.

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

Church celebration
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Deacons and Deaconess 39th anniversary at 3 p.m. June 3 at the church, 16525 Highway 144, Richmond Hill. The theme will be “Deacons and Deaconess: Serving God Boldly in Perilous Times.” The messenger will be Elder Daniel Boyd, pastor of Emmanuel Christian Church in Richmond Hill.The public is invited to lift up the name of Jesus through praise, worship and fellowship.

Health board meeting
The Bryan County Board of Heath will meet at 10 a.m. June 5 in the Bryan County Health Department conference room in Pembroke.

Rockin’ the Ark
Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church will host Rockin’ the Ark vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 p.m. June 3-7. All ages are invited to the free event, and dinner and snacks will be served. Register online at or call 756-2339.

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.

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