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Community announcements for Nov. 9
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Support the Matthew Freeman Project by running in the 5K Run for Peace Friday in J. F. Gregory Park.
 The race begins at 9 a.m. and will recognize winners at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 and registration on the day of the race is $30. Registration the day of begins at 7:30 a.m.
To register, visit, Energy Oasis Health Club and Day Spa in Richmond Hill and Fleet Feet in Savannah.
For more information, visit

Blankets Day
Project Linus Blanket Day is from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond Hill Public Library, 9607 Ford Ave.
Help make quilted, knitted, crocheted blankets for children in distress. Quilt kits are available. No experience is necessary, and there will be tasks for people of all skill levels.
Stay a short time or all afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Bring your sewing machine and normal sewing/knit/crochet supplies.
For more information, email

Asperger support
November’s Asperger Support Group meeting is at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Richmond Hill Public Library’s community room. Note that the meeting is on Wednesday instead of the usual Tuesday.
Mike Kruse, a U.S. Chess Federation champion, will be a guest at the meeting. He will talk about the benefits of playing chess, including how playing chess can help people with Asperger’s Syndrome.
For more information, email

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.

Shoebox gifts
Residents can drop off shoeboxes of gifts for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, from Nov. 14-21 at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church.
The boxes of gifts are collected for children around the world who are victims of poverty, natural disasters, famine and diseases.
Drop-off hours are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday; 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 and 17; 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19; 2-4 p.m. Nov. 20; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21.
For more information, call Jane Walden at 727-2962 or 312-0711 or RHUMC at 756-2190.

Time for Peace
Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church will hold contemplative services from 6:30-7 p.m. each Wednesday until Nov. 16 at the church at 15985 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill.
The public is invited to these services, which will feature guided and silent prayer, times of meditation and reflection on the Scriptures.
For more information, call 727-5608.

Church bazaar
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is gearing up for its legendary Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 9050 Ford Ave.
Meal tickets and pre-orders for 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 P.O. Box 1480, Richmond Hill, Ga. 31324. Order forms may also be dropped off at the church office.

Pet clinic
Coastal Georgia Veterinary Care will offer a wellness clinic, including free office visits and 10 percent off all services, for active and retired military from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12. 
No appointment is necessary but military identification will be required to receive the free office visit and 10 percent discount.
Included in the services is dewormings, heartworm tests for dogs, feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm tests, canine and feline vaccines and microchipping and more.
For more information, visit or call 445-5163.

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