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Community announcements for Oct. 9
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The Richmond Hill Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled. The commission’s next meeting will be Oct. 25 with two public hearings at 7 p.m. and the meeting to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Library closed
The Richmond Hill Public Library will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 12, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Quilting class

Common Threads knit and crochet group is considering launching a quilting class and will have an organizational meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wedensday, Oct. 13, at the Richmond Hill Public Library.
Experienced quilters are invited to the meeting to help work out the details.
For more information, e-mail

Veteran celebration
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will host a Veterans Appreciation Day celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the church in Richmond Hill.
The public is invited to join the “Hour of Power, Compassion in Action” service dedicated to veterans and their families. The event is free and a pre-Thanksgiving dinner will be served to honor the patriots. The dress is casual, and the creative use of red, white and blue is encouraged.
For more information, call 727-2163 or e-mail

Poker run
American Legion Post 164 Pembroke and Legion Riders will sponsor a Poker Run on Saturday, Oct. 16. The run will form at the Post home in Pembroke and terminate at Hart’s Tavern in Lanier. First bike out at 9 a.m., last bike out at 10 a.m.; last bike in at 2 p.m. The route is 100 miles long. Licensed riders only.
Come join them for a nice country ride, rain or shine. For more information, call BJ Clark at (912) 653-4958; Walt Myers at (912) 655-2906; Joe Lewis at (912) 842-9418; or Ernie Mitchell at (912) 653-7970.

Retired educators
Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Mrs. Rogers’ Restaurant in Claxton.
Jack Kingston will speak, and all retired teachers are encouraged to attend.
 For information, call Jean Owens (Pembroke) 653-4732, Jerry Swain (Claxton) 739-2686 or Esther Sexson (Richmond Hill) 727-3013.

Fall festival
Beulah Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 4-9 p.m. Included in the event will be games, prizes, auction, cakewalk, hamburgers, hotdogs, pancakes and sausage. Hope to see you there! Proceeds will benefit the Beulah Baptist Youth Group. The church is located off Hwy 67 south on Beulah Church Road.

Family reunion
The descendants of Jim B. Weathers and Nancy Alice Boyett Weathers will hold a family reunion on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Antioch Baptist Church, Daisy, Ga. (old Hwy. 250 South), from 11 a.m. until.
Bring a covered dish and come enjoy great food and fellowship.

Family reunion

Descendants of John Morgan Futch and Nancy Crosby Futch will hold the 63rd reunion on Oct. 17 at the Smith Family Reunion Center on Seed Tick Road off Hwy. 119 North near Pembroke. A basket lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
For more information call Charlene Butler at (912) 653-2474.

Pageant deadline
The deadline for applications for the Evans County Forestry Pageant is Oct. 23, with no exceptions.
The pageant will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at Claxton Middle School.
For more information or to request and application, please contact Crystal Massey at or Brandy Foskey at

AAA meeting    
The Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will conduct public meetings to seek input on services for older adults and caregivers at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick and at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Armstrong Center in Savannah.
The meetings are to provide an overview of the Older Americans Act programs and services, present the AAA Needs Assessment, and to seek input from the public on the development of the FY2012- FY2015 Area Plan.
The AAA serves Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.
These meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Jill Jackson Ledford at (912) 262-2840 or

Ceremony changed

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. in the RHHS cafeteria.

Story time
Pembroke Public Library will be having a story time at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the library. We will be reading Halloween stories and also coloring Halloween pictures. It will be geared toward toddler and pre-school ages.
For more information, please call the Pembroke Library at 653-2822.

The Savannah Philharmonic will perform Edward Elgar’s romantic oratorio “The Dream of Gerontius,” complete with full orchestra, chorus and internationally renowned soloists, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Abercorn Street at East Harris Street in Savannah.
The Savannah Philharmonic will also welcome Phillip Scriven as guest organist for the concert. He will also perform an organ concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Independent Presbyterian Church.
Concert tickets prices are $35, $50 and $100 and are available for purchase at or by calling (912) 525-5050. Please do not contact the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for more information.

Public Safety Day

The Bryan County Fire Department, in conjunction with the Bryan County Firefighters Association, will hold the annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the parking lot of Publix on Hwy. 144 south of Richmond Hill.
The public is invited to come out and enjoy a great day of learning that will include fire extinguisher demonstrations, child safety seat checks, Carolyn the pink fire truck and more. Blood Alliance will also be on site for blood donations, and Happy the Clown, inflatables and face painting will be available for children.
There will also be a silent auction on items from local businesses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds got to the Terry Nielsen fund.
Come support local firefighters and a great cause.
For more information, call 655-0464.

Lantern tour
Fort McAllister State Historic Park will hold its annual Candle Lantern Tour from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the park south of Richmond Hill.
Come tour the fort by candlelight and see Civil War soldiers going through their nightly duties. Be sure to stay with your tour guide or you may be captured as a spy. No flashlights please.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3.50 for children.
For more information, call 727-2339.

Calling all runners and walkers. Come support the Mission Project 3 (MP3) of First Baptist Church in their fundraising event for the Romanian Mission Trip at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 23 in J.F. Gregory Park.
This will be a family event with bouncy houses and fun at the park. Childcare will be available for runners and volunteers. Please RSVP, as availability is first come, first served.
For more information visit
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