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Community announcements for Nov. 13
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The library will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29.

BBQ fundraiser
The annual Smith Reunion Center Barbecue will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Plates will sell for $6 each and will include pork, Brunswick stew, potato salad, bread and dessert.
Please come and join us for good food and good fellowship.

DUI check
The Richmond Hill Police Department will have a DUI check point at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, on Hwy. 17 at Mulberry Drive in Richmond Hill.

Day office
A representative from 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston’s office will be in Bryan County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency.
Trish DePriest will be available for the congressional “Day Office” from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the Richmond Hill City Hall on Richard Davis Drive.
“We hold these ‘Day Offices’ throughout the district to make it more convenient for citizens who may find it difficult to get to one of my offices,” Congressman Kingston said. “I hope residents of Bryan County will stop by and speak to Trish if they need help or just want to express their concerns.”
For more information, contact Congressman Kingston’s representative Trish DePriest at (912) 352-0101.

Church bazaar
The Richmond Hill United Methodist Church will have its annual Barbecue, Bazaar and Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the church, 9050 Ford Ave. The free event will include hams, Boston butt, ribs chopped ham, potato salad, apples and more. There will also be entertainment, fellowship and a chance to do some holiday shopping at the bazaar, featuring handmade items, and a silent auction of donated items from merchants and individuals in Richmond Hill and the surrounding area.
Meal tickets and pre-orders of hams, Boston butts, whole racks of ribs, quarts of potato salad and apples are available for advanced purchase. Order forms can be found at and e-mailed to, faxed to 756-4610 or mailed to RHUMC at P.O. Box 1480, Richmond Hill, Ga. 31324. Order forms may also be dropped off at the church office.
Chopped ham will be available by the pound and barbecue sauce by the quart and gallon on the day of the auction.  All pre-orders must be picked up by 3 p.m. the day of the event.

Fort Morris State Historic Site will host a Revolutionary War Encampment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the site in Midway.
The event will include soldier talks, musket drills, cannon demonstrations, domestic skills, colonial crafts and colonial music with Jamie Keena. Festivities will begin with a wreath laying ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution to commemorate the event and those who served.
Also, at 1:30 p.m., there will be a tactical skirmish between the opposing forces followed by a dramatic portrayal of the correspondence between the Patriot and British officers.
The event is free to the public and sponsored by the city of Flemington and the Friends of Fort Morris.
For more information call (912)884-5999 or e-mail

In honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Pembroke and Richmond Hill senior centers are hosting luncheons to discuss Alzheimer’s and caregiver safety.  
The first luncheon will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Pembroke Senior Citizens Center, and the second will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at the Richmond Hill Senior Citizens Center.
Bryan County Family Connection and others will be on hand to demonstrate Project Lifesaver, a nationally recognized search and rescue program.  
The luncheons are open to the public. For more information, call 653-3824.

Support group
Richmond Hill Asperger Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
Lita Clary, student accommodations coordinator from Savannah College of Art and Design, will be the guest speaker.  
For more information, contact

Golf tourney
Pembroke Christian Church will hold its fourth annual Robert “Red” Bowers Golf Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Black Creek Golf Course.
The cost is $300 per team of four and $100 for hole sponsors. Lunch will be served at 11:30 for participants.
For more information call 653-2457.

Gospel concert

Countryside Baptist Church will host the Great American Gospel Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the church across from South Effingham High School in Guyton.
The concert will feature the Proclaimers Quartet from Columbus, with special guest appearances by the Encourages of Savannah and Dee Kramer an CThree.
No ticket is required and parking is free.
For more information, call (912) 858-3520 or email

Pembroke judging

The Pembroke Garden Club will be judging Pembroke businesses Christmas decorations on Dec. 3. The judging will be based on street appeal.  
The garden club sponsors the judging to encourage Pembroke businesses to be decorated in the spirit of the season for the Pembroke Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 4 and the Pembroke Christmas Parade on Dec. 11.
To participate or for more information, please call 858-3580 no later than Nov. 26.

Holiday Bazaar
The annual Holiday Bazaar, presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park at Bay and Gloucester streets in downtown Brunswick.
Crafts and decor, flea market finds, specialty items and seasonal goodies will be available, as will fall veggies, Georgia pecans and homemade treats at the Brunswick Farmers Market.
It’s also a great way to make some extra cash, either individually or for a church or organization. Spaces are available for vendors at only $15 each.  
For more information or to rent a booth space, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association at 262-6665 or 262-6934.

Winter Muster
Fort McAllister State Historic Park will hold its annual Winter Muster and Battle from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the park on Fort McAllister Road in South Bryan.
Spend the day at the fort as Union and Confederate forces prepare for the climactic battle of Sherman’s March to the Sea. Guests will be able to witness the battle for control of the fort at 5 p.m.
The cost of attendance is $5 for adults and $3.50 for children.
For more information, call 727-2339.
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