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Community announcements for Oct. 10
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The Friends of the Richmond Hill Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the library conference room. The meeting will include a report on the special purpose local option sales tax referendum to be decided by voters in November. 

Library closure
The Richmond Hill Public Library will be closed from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday for a staff development workshop. The library will be open from 2-7 p.m. that day.

BEREA meeting
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will have its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mrs. Rogers’ Restaurant in Claxton.
The guest speaker is Sen. Jack Hill from Reidsville. The unit will honor Claxton Mayor Luther Royal. The BEREA also encourages all retired educators to attend.

Tree planting
The Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation will be replacing some trees and mulch Oct. 15 at DeVaul Henderson Park south of Richmond Hill.
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the park for coffee and donuts and should bring gloves and shovels.
For more information, call Ted Flake at 727-2016.

Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project will host its October meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Johnny Harris Restaurant in Savannah.
The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Eric Montie, professor at University of South Carolina Beaufort. His talk will be on marine bioacoustics and his published research on neuroimaging.
Reservations are required. For information and to RSVP, contact Dolores Engle at  or visit

Blood drive
The Bryan County High School Science Club and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the high school gym in Pembroke.
The community is invited to come out and make a donation to “help save a life.”

Family reunion
The Futch family will hold its 64th reunion Oct. 16 at the Smith Family Reunion Center on Seed Tick Road off Hwy. 119 near Pembroke. All descendents of John Morgan Futch and Nancy Crosby Futch are invited.
A basket lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call Charlene Butler at 653-2474.

Budget workshop
The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at City Hall, 40 Richard Davis Drive.

McTeacher’s Night   
McDonald’s is hosting Richmond Hill Elementary School for a McTeacher’s Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the restaurant by Publix on Hwy. 144 south of Richmond Hill.
McDonald’s will donate 20 percent of all sales during the McTeacher Night to Richmond Hill Elementary School.
Teachers and staff will be working at the restaurant for the evening, cleaning the dining room, greeting customers and handing out food at the drive-through window.

Homeschool meeting
Steve and Teri Maxwell and family will host the Encouragement for the Homeschool Family Conference from 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bloomingdale Alliance Church on Hwy. 80 in Bloomingdale. The conference is free.
To register or for more information, call Stephen and Anne Phillips at (912) 728-9674 or email

Candle lantern tour
Fort McAllister State Historic Park is having a candle lantern tour from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 22.
Tour the fort by candlelight and see Civil War soldiers going through their nightly duties. Do not bring flashlights. The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children.
For more information, call 727-2339.

Candidate forum
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
All four candidates running for Richmond Hill City Council, Jan Bass, John Fesperman, Jimmy Hires and Marilyn Hodges, have been invited to attend by Chamber Board Chairman Robbie King.
In addition, there will be an update on the special purpose local option sales tax that has been in effect in Bryan County since 1987 and is to be decided by voters in November.
The forum is free and the public is encouraged to attend to make an informed vote at the polls.
For more information, visit or contact Brianne Yontz at 756-3444 or

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