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Community announcements for May 5
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All friends of Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church and those with loved ones in the cemetery are invited to join in for a day of remembrance, fellowship, and food as the Foundation and Lower Black Creek Cemetery Committee seeks to preserve the church and provide care for the cemetery. The homecoming service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 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. The Homecoming is sponsored by Lower Black Creek Church Foundation and Lower Black Creek Cemetery Committee.
For more information contact: Diane Stewart at (912) 858-3656, Eugene Bryant (912) 748-7911, or Benny Kangeter at (912) 858-2298.

Summer program

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
For more information please call Terri Taylor at (912) 653-5793.

Odyssey of the Mind

The Richmond Hill High School Odyssey of the Mind competition team will be holding a yard sale at the old Harvey’s parking lot from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday May 8. Proceeds from the sale will help with the costs of travel to East Lansing Michigan to compete in the World Odyssey of the Mind Competition.

Teen forum
With help of Bryan County Family Connection and Drug Coalition and several others in the community, Bridget Wallace has organized another teen forum aimed at steering local teens toward good decisions. The forum is open to the public and takes place Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dixie Harn Community Center, 91 Lanier St. in Pembroke. Lunch provided and free homework passes to BCMS and BCHS students for attending.  Community services hours will also be earned.  
Please RSVP to Mrs. Wallace at 459-0674.

Tea party
A Mother & Daughter Tea Party will be held at the Pembroke United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Social Hall of the church. All grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, neighbors, and friends are invited. The church is located on North College Street in Pembroke.

Church bazaar

The First Baptist Church of Blitchton will be having its Spring Bazaar on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All proceeds will go toward their building fund. Items included will be Boston butt and grilled chicken plates. Tickets may be purchased in advanced. There will be a booth with cakes and other basked goods. Other items for sale will be clothing, furniture, appliances, wreaths, birdhouses, pictures, jewelry, books, etc. at very reasonable prices. There will also be a boutique section where Mother’s Day gifts can be purchased.
Blitchton Baptist Church is located at 5204 Highway 80 E., Blitchton.
For more information contact Essie DeLoach at 858-2364 or Brenda Gavin at 858-2404.

Free food
A mobile food pantry will be coming to Gospel Truth Bible Clinic, 362 Wade Carter Road, Ellabell, today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
This is free food for the elderly, low income, disabled, or unemployed people as well as those at risk. Apostle Kenneth Greene and Pastor Gwendolyn Greene welcome you to receive this blessing.
For more information, call (912)858-3390.

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.
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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. Delivery will be late April or early May. 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 post meets the second Thursday each month at 8 p.m. All veterans are welcome to visit and/or join.

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.
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Area residents will have the chance to get to know Republican candidates for governor during a debate at 7 p.m. Friday at the Statesboro High School auditorium on 10 Lester Road, Statesboro.
Candidates Nathan Deal, former U.S. congressman; Karen Handel, former Georgia Secretary of State; Eric Johnson, former state senate president; John Oxendine, state Insurance Commissioner; and Jeff Chapman, state senator for District 3 are expected to attend the debate, which is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.
Prior to the debate, audience members will be able to submit questions for the candidates, which will be read aloud by a moderator.
Attendants that evening will also have the chance to shake hands with candidates during a Bulloch County GOP sponsored meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. in the Statesboro High School cafeteria.
The event also will be carried live on the Statesboro Herald Web site. For more information go to
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