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Community announcements for Oct. 19
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The Richmond Hill High School Striker Soccer Booster Club will be promoting two fundraisers during the RHHS football game Friday night.
The club will be selling McDonald’s coupon books, as well as tickets to its second annual Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast, which is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Abercorn Street location in Savannah.
Coupon books are valued at $15 and being sold for $5. Tickets for the pancake breakfast are $8. All profits will go to purchase new uniforms for the boys and girls high school soccer teams. 
For more information, email

Church barbecue
The annual Old Time BBQ is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday.
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. Saturday 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.

Volunteers needed
The South East Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers for its disaster action teams. Volunteers are needed to provide emergency assistance to victims of disasters and preparedness education to the community.
Orientation is required. Volunteers are needed in Bryan, Effingham, Chatham and Liberty counties.
For more information, call 651-5351 or email

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

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.

Halloween party
The Richmond Hill Senior Center will host a Halloween party and costume contest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at the center at 185 Ball Park Road in Richmond Hill.
Members of both the Richmond Hill center and the Pembroke Senior Center will be in attendance, and the Bryan County Health Department will be on hand to give flu shots. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call 756-2783.

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