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Community announcements for Nov. 17
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Curves of Richmond Hill will host a Give a Gobble event Wednesday and Thursday. During this event, Curves will waive the initial service fee for any new member who brings in either a frozen turkey or a $30 contribution, all to be donated to The Way Station food pantry.
To participate in the Richmond Hill Curves Give a Gobble, contact Delene Broeckling at 756-6611 or

Library closings
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.

DUI check
The Richmond Hill Police Department will have a DUI check point at 8 p.m. Thursday 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.
For more information, contact Congressman Kingston’s representative Trish DePriest at (912) 352-0101.

‘Pirates’ fundraiser
Jack Sparrow and the crew of the Black Pearl will sail to the Buckhead subdivision in Richmond Hill this weekend to host a fundraiser for SMA Angels Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting the battle against spinal muscular atrophy.
The fundraiser shows will begin between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the parking lot next to the pool in the Buckhead subdivision. Admission is free, but attendees will be asked to make a donation to the SMA Angels fund.
Shows are about 45 minutes each and can accommodate between 250 and 300 people. Attendees should plan on waiting to see the show. There will be entertainment for those waiting.
For more information, visit

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. 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.

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.
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 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.

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.

The ninth annual Richmond Hill Chili Cook-off will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at JF Gregory Park.      
Come out and sample some of Coastal Georgia’s best chili. There will also be crafts, other food vendors, local entertainment, Silly Dilly the clown, fun for the kids and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
For more information or booth space, please contact Amanda Styer at 756-3641 or Nancy Frye at 756-3735.  

Christmas parade
The 15th annual Richmond Hill Christmas Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.  The theme of the parade is “Christmas on the Coast” and this year’s grand marshal is Mayor Harold Fowler.
Come out and enjoy what has become one of the largest Christmas parades in Coastal Georgia.   
For more information or to enter the parade, please contact Nancy Frye at 756-3735.

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.
For more information or to rent a booth space, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association at 262-6665 or 262-6934.
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