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Community announcements for Nov. 23
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Food drive
Jump N’ Jacks, at 109 Interchange Drive, is hosting a food drive during the month of November to benefit Richmond Hill’s Way Station food pantry.
Donate one nonperishable food item and get $1 off an attraction, or donate three nonperishable food items and get a $1 off three attractions.
Jump N’ Jacks Family Fun Center is at 109 Interchange Drive in Richmond Hill. For more information, call 459-1555.

Fruit sale
The Bryan County High School FFA annual holiday fruit sale is going on now through Nov. 30.
Produced in the sun-drenched groves of Indian River, Fla., available varieties include naval oranges, red grapefruit, mixed boxes, juices, oranges, tangerines, tangelos and red delicious apples. Fruit will be delivered during the second week of December.
Order by contacting a BCHS FFA member or calling 626-5060.

Lights show
Homes of Integrity will host the second annual dancing-lights show from 6-10 p.m. Thursday-Jan. 2 at its model home in Richmond Hill.
The light show is free. Park in front of the model home at 65 Eddenfield Lane in Richmond Hill and tune the radio to 107.1 FM to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas.

Holiday festivities
Richmond Hill will celebrate the holidays beginning Dec. 2 with the Festival of Lights and annual Chili Cook-Off in J.F. Gregory Park and continuing Dec. 3 with the Christmas parade.
Festival of Lights will begin at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 2 and will run from 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 31. The cook-off will begin at 6:30 p.m. under the pavilion.
The 16th annual parade is at 10 a.m. Dec. 3, boasting the theme “A Sweet Candy Christmas” and Bobby Carpenter as the grand marshal.
For more information about the events or to learn how to enter the Chili Cook-Off or parade, call 756-3641 or visit

Holiday movie
The city of Richmond Hill will show “Shrek the Halls” Dec. 2 at the amphitheater in J.F. Gregory Park as part of the 10th annual Chili Cook-Off.
The 30-minute Christmas movie will shown every half hour between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Bring a chair and blanket and ring in the Christmas holiday, while sampling chili and other fare at the cook-off.
For more information or to reserve a booth, call 756-3641.

Homes tour
The Richmond Hill Holiday Tour of Homes is set from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 4.
Tour holiday decorated homes, including the Ford Mansion, two historic churches, three private homes and Magnolia Manor on the Coast, as well as the Bailey Carpenter Barber Shop. 
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of tour and are available by cash or check only at the Richmond Hill Museum on Hwy. 144 and Timber Trail Road.
The tour benefits five local nonprofit groups. For tickets or more information, call the museum at 756-3697 or visit

Christmas parade
The 28th annual Pembroke Christmas parade and festival is from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 downtown.
Arts, crafts and food booths open at 9 a.m. and the parade begins at 11 a.m. and will travel down Hwy. 280. There will be live entertainment and kids activities all day and a car and motorcycle show. There is no admission to the event.
To reserve a vendor booth or participate in the parade or car and motorcycle show, visit for applications or call the Bryan County 4-H office at 653-2231.

Wreath ceremony
The fifth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony will be at noon Dec. 10 at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart.
The ceremony honors the fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division and their families. There are currently 439 trees planted at Warriors Walk, and the goal is to place a wreath at the base of each tree.
Wreaths are $15 and can be sponsored by making checks out to Wreaths for Warriors Walk and mail in c/o Anthony Justi, P.O. Box 3533, Fort Stewart, Ga. 31315. Contributions can also be made via PayPal at or

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