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Community announcements for Oct. 21
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Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Celebration at 3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church in Richmond Hill.
The public is invited to this free hour-of-power, compassion-in-action service honoring the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Veteran Deacon Florida Hunt with Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Savannah will be the guest speaker. A pre-Thanksgiving dinner will be served to honor patriots. The dress is casual and the creative use of the colors red, white and blue is encouraged.
For more information call 727-2163 or email

Pembroke Spooktacular
Pembroke’s annual Spooktacular is set for Oct. 26 with a day pack with spooky activities in downtown Pembroke.
The day will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 26 with the second annual Spooktacular 5K-10K run/walk. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. at Bryan County High School.
The market at DuBois Square will be in action from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as will free hay rides. Pembroke police will also be accepting unused and/or expired prescription drug drop-offs during this time in DuBois Square as part of the national Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
And the pumpkin carving contest will be at 11 a.m. with winners announced at noon. There will be no carving allowed at the park. Entries should be carved and completed when turned in.
The day will conclude with a free Spooktacular movie, “Hotel Transylvania” in the Harn Community Center.

Babysitting certification
Life Moves Dance Studio will host a babysitting certification course from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at 10747 Highway 144 in Richmond Hill.
The classes will be taught be a certified American Red Cross instructor and will cover CPR, choking, feeding and changing infants and more. The cost is $60.
For more information, call 756-8482.

Fall into Christmas

“Fall into Christmas” will be presented by the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Women from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Activities include demonstrations and workshops by local artists, a Christmas boutique and silent auction.
Tickets are $35 and include lunch. For more information or for tickets, call 727-2214 or 727-3219. The church’s website is

Common Threads fundraiser
Common Threads Knit, Crochet and Quilting Club will hold a “Crafts for the Holidays” fundraiser throughout the month of October, with a silent auction from Nov. 1-15.
An assortment of handmade items are on display at the Richmond Hill Public Library during business hours. Some items will also be available for special orders.
Common Threads supports with donations of handmade items more than 17 charity organizations, including Gabriel House, Lewis Cancer Center, Anderson Cancer Center, Richmond Hill Pregnancy Care Center and others.
The Richmond Hill Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Planners meeting

The Pembroke Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Pembroke City Hall. 

Career fair
An Army Career and Alumni Program career fair will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 in building 705, 100 W. 15th St. on Fort Stewart.
To register, go to
For more information, go to or call 912-767-6797.

Veterans Day

The city of Richmond Hill will observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 in J. F. Gregory Park.  
The observance will feature speakers, a 21-gun salute, posting of the colors, laying of the wreath and brick dedications by the Exchange Club and many more.
For more information, call Linda Phillips at 756-3345.

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