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Community announcements for May 5
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The Bryan County Republican Party club will hold a barbecue meeting and voter registration drive at 7 p.m. Monday at Buddy Polk’s pond house, 1000 IG Lanier Road in Pembroke.
Those who are not registered to vote will be assisted in registering. All attendees will be encouraged to join the local Republican Party.  Several candidates for the various offices in the November election will be in attendance along with several local office holders.  
For more information, call B.J. Clark at 653-4958.

BCMS orientation
Bryan County Middle School will hold an orientation event for rising sixth-graders and Rising Redskin Parent Night on Tuesday.
Fifth-graders will tour the school from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  At 5:30 p.m., parents are invited for an informational evening on transitioning from elementary to middle school.

Museum committee

The Black Creek School Museum Committee will host a spring meeting open to the public from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bryan County Board of Education main office, 8810 Highway 280 in Black Creek.
There will be a short meeting to update the public on the committee’s accomplishments of the last year, and then guests may browse the Museum Room to view artifacts, documents and photos that are displayed of past years at Black Creek Elementary and all schools in Bryan County.

Garden club

The Richmond Hill Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. May 14 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The speakers will be Paula Bashlor and Cynthia Turner from Savannah’s Secret Gardens. They will demonstrate how to create free-standing water features for porches, patios and yards. The public is invited.

Church yard sale

New Beginnings Community Church will have a fundraising yard sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 at 75 Crosswinds Drive (North Buckhead entrance).
Proceeds will support the church’s youth retreat. Donations toward the sale may be brought to the church through May 15. Call ahead at 912-445-0196.

Onion sale
The American Legion Post of Pembroke is holding its annual Vidalia jumbo onion sale now through mid-May.  
The 10-pound bags are $8 and the 25-pound bags are $15. Delivery will be available mid- to late-May.  
The proceeds from the sale aid local veterans and the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Brownie troops that use the post for their meetings at no charge.  
To place an order, see any Legion member or call B.J. Clark at 653-4958 or Ernie Mitchell at 653-7970.

Memorial Day ceremonies

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 164 in Pembroke will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 24 in the downtown square by the railroad car.
The ceremony will include the dedication of flags honoring veterans from the Pembroke area. Jim Carroll, a Vietnam veteran, will be the keynote speaker.
The annual Richmond Hill Memorial Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. May 26 at J.F. Gregory Park.
The event will include speakers, a color guard, a 21-gun salute and the laying of the wreath. For more information, call 912-756-3345.

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