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Community announcements for Oct. 17
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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. Monday at the high school gym in Pembroke.
The community is invited to come out and make a donation to “help save a life.”

Budget workshop
The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 40 Richard Davis Drive. The council's regular meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

McTeacher’s Night   
McDonald’s is hosting Richmond Hill Elementary School for a McTeacher’s Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday 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. Friday, 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

Church barbecue
The annual Old Time BBQ is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22 at Ellabell United Methodist Church at 3113 Hwy. 204.
There will be pork and chicken plates with such side dishes as potato salad, snap beans, stew, bread and extra sauce. The cost is $7 per plate.
There also will be cakes, pies, cookies and other home-cooked sweets for sale in addition to a silent auction.

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.

Veteran salute
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will host a “Season to Salute Veterans” event at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the church at 16525 Hwy. 144.
All veterans, active-duty military, family and friends are invited to join an expression of Christian love to those who have served followed by an appreciation dinner.
The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Army Chaplain Archie Edward Simmons, the current senior pastor of House of Bread International Christian Fellowship and Ministries of Savannah. Attire is casual.
For more information, call 727-2163.

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