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Community announcements for Oct. 23
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Organizers of the Warriors for William 5K are recruiting volunteers to help the day’s events.
The events kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday in J.F. Gregory Park and will include activity booths, bounce houses, face painting, photo ops, a cake walk, bake sale, costume contest, free food and the 5K run/walk and half-mile fun run/walk.
For more information about volunteering, contact Catherine Grant at 756-2273 or 596-8868.


The Bryan County Bark Park board of directors will hold a “Howl-o-ween” bring-your-own-dog fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina in Richmond Hill.
The evening will include face painting by Lisa McCann of Painted by Lisa, competition prizes for best doggie costume, canine-friendly Bowser Beer in Beefy Brown Ale or Cock-a Doodle Brew, human-friendly beef from Southern Eagle and Bark Park products, including bandanas, sweatshirts and more.
A portion of all proceeds will help fund the nonprofit Bark Park, the county’s dog park in Henderson Park. For more information, visit

Pembroke Spooktacular

Pembroke’s annual Spooktacular is set for Saturday with a day packed 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.

Veteran appreciation

Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Celebration at 3 p.m. Saturday 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

Church homecoming

Pembroke Christian Church will have its annual homecoming at 10:50 a.m. Sunday.
The Foxworth family singers will perform for the first time in two years, and a covered-dish dinner will be served in the fellowship hall after the service. The public is encouraged to attend.

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.

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