By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Community announcements for Oct. 23
Placeholder Image
The Richmond Hill High School National Honor Society induction ceremony scheduled for Oct. 19 has been changed.
The ceremony will instead be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the RHHS cafeteria.

Health seminar
A 2010 Women’s Health and Empowerment Seminar will be held today from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pembroke Senior Center, on Hwy. 280, next to Subway. This seminar is for women of all ages. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is a $10 registration fee. Come and get revived by enjoying the fun.

Fall festival
First Baptist Church of Blitchton will have its fall festival from 4-6 p.m. today at 5204 Highway 80, Blitchton.
Come out for a chili cook-off, hot dogs, hayride, games, prizes, candy, cakewalk and lots of other fun stuff.

Bamboo festival
The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Garden will have its Fall Family Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Sponsored by the Friends of Coastal Gardens, this fundraising event includes plant vendors, arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, hay ride, petting zoo, face painting, many educational booths and a unique state Department of Natural Resources hands-on wildlife exhibit.
Admission to the festival is free, but there will be a $2 charge for parking. Some activities are free while others have a small per-person charge.
For more information, contact Cassy Davis at (912) 921-5460 or e-mail


A community workshop, sponsored by the City of Pembroke, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center.
Representatives from American General, Georgia Farm Bureau, State Farm and Primerica will be available to answer your questions.
Light refreshments will be served.

Fall festival
The Richmond Hill United Methodist Church will hold its annual children’s Fall Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the church at 9050 Ford Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
The Fall Festival will include carnival games, inflatables, hayrides, airbrush tattoos and much more. Attendees can even bring their own pumpkin to carve for our Pumpkin and Costume Parade, which be followed by “trunk or treating.” Hotdog, chip and drink meals will be available for purchase for $2 per person.
For more information, call (912) 756-2190 or visit

Pet costume contest
PawParazzi in Richmond Hill will hold a pet costume contest beginning Tuesday, Oct. 26, and all proceeds will go toward a new Boy Scout Explorer Post for veterinary sciences at Richmond Hill High School.
Bring your costumed pet to PawParazzi starting Tuesday, Oct. 26, to get pictures taken for the contest. Then friends and family members can vote for their favorite costume just by using their change – one penny equals one vote. The costume receiving the most votes wins the grand prize.  
On Saturday, Oct. 30, Boy Scouts and High School teams will show their talents at a carnival at PawParazzi, 11250 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, GA starting at noon. Local celebrity judges will also pick costumes based on their choices. All winners will receive prizes. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m.

Book fair
Carver Elementary PTSO will host the Scholastic Book Fair from Wednesday, Oct. 27, through Monday, Nov.1. The fair is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will have a wide range of books – something for all ages.
The PTSO will host Family Night at 6 p.m. Nov. 1, and everyone is encouraged to come and share the evening with friends in the community. Listen to the G.W. Carver Chorus perform, purchase a sandwich from Chick-fil-A and shop the book fair. The book fair will remain open until 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 only.
Don’t miss a great opportunity to purchase some early Christmas gifts.

Blood drive
A community blood drive will be from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Pembroke United Methodist Church social hall, 102 North College St.
Participate in donating blood or platelets between now and Dec. 31 and enter a drawing to win one of two pairs of roundtrip Delta Air Lines tickets.
For more information, call 1-800-733-2767 or go online to

Trick or treat
Halloween may fall on a Sunday this year, but city officials are encouraging kids to go door to door on Saturday, Oct. 30, instead.
In Richmond Hill, Halloween will be celebrated from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30 within the city limits.
In Pembroke, Halloween will be celebrated from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 within the city limits. There will be other events sponsored by the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce, including a pumpkin carving contest, and also a Halloween party at the teen center.
For more information, call Richmond Hill City Hall at 756-3345, Pembroke City Hall at 653-4417 or Bryan County Administration at 653-3839.


Skidaway Island State Park will have its Fall-o-Ween Festival from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and 2-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the park at 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah.
On both nights there will be a chilling haunted trail starting at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, enjoy an afternoon of spooky kids crafts, pumpkin decorating contest, fun family games and food. Also join in hayrides and trick-or-treating.
Register before Oct. 27 for trick-or-treating. The park features hiking trails, interpretive center, playgrounds, picnic areas and a campground.
Tickets will be available to purchase the weekend of the event. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
For more information, call (912) 598-2300.

Veterans program
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164 and Boy Scout Troop 357 will celebrate Veterans Day with an annual flag ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the park in downtown Pembroke.

Veterans ceremony

Richmond Hill will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 in J.F. Gregory Park.
The public is encouraged to attend.
For information call, Steve Scholar at 756-3851.

Golf tourney

Pembroke Christian Church will hold its fourth annual Robert “Red” Bowers Golf Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Black Creek Golf Course.
The cost is $300 per team of four and $100 for hole sponsors. Lunch will be served at 11:30 for participants.
For more information call 653-2457.

Sign up for our E-Newsletters