The Richmond Hill Fire Department will host a volunteer open house from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the fire station at 722 Timber Trail Road.
Prospective volunteers, who must be 18 years or older and reside in Richmond Hill, will get to tour the station, see equipment demonstrations and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs. Firefighters will also present an information briefing and conduct a question-and-answer session.
Seating is limited, so please call 756-4405 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to RSVP.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club’s first meeting of the new season is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the John W. Stephens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The meeting will be an introduction of the projects and speakers for the coming year. Plans for the 12th annual Pumpkin Patch, Yard of the Month, Henderson Park Gardens and future luncheons and field trips will be discussed. Light refreshments will be served.
Members and anyone interested in gardening, horticulture and the environment are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 727-2263.
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the Richmond Hill Public Library conference room. The guest speaker, local author David Ross Willis, will talk about his experiences in becoming a published author.
The Bradwell Institute’s class of 1967 will hold its 44th year class reunion during the weekend of Oct. 14-15.
The class will first sit together during the Homecoming game between Bradwell and Jenkins High School at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Olvey Field in Hinesville. Then the class will meet for the reunion from 6-11 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Tea Grove Plantation near Hinesville.
The reunion is open to all friends of the class of ’67, regardless of the year of graduation. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Monday.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Bonnie Lewis Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org, Herbert Stacy at email@example.com or Dan Collins at 727-2345.
A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston’s office will be in Bryan County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a congressional “day office” set for 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 at Richmond Hill City Hall at 40 Richard Davis Drive.
“We hold these ‘day offices’ throughout the district to make it more convenient for citizens who may find it difficult to get to one of my offices,” Kingston said. “I hope residents Bryan County will stop by and speak to Trish DePriest if they need help or just want to express their concerns.”
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host a trolley tour of The Ford Plantation from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24.
The tour begins at the Richmond Hill Museum, and a guide will ride along, pointing out significant historical sites and buildings within The Ford Plantation.
After the tour, guests will return to the Richmond Hill Museum, where a reception of light refreshments will be available.
As an added bonus, a display of local artists’ original work depicting “Disappearing Lifestyles on Bryan Neck” and the Bailey Carpenter Barbershop, a historic Ford building recently relocated to the museum’s campus, will be open.
Tickets are $20 for Historical Society members and $35 for non-members. Call 756-3697 for more information or stop by the museum on Hwy. 144 East.
Richmond Hill Elementary and G.W. Carver Elementary schools will host a Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 on the school campuses.
Activities will include games, rides, a human hamster ball, a rock wall, face painting and much more. The principals have agreed to make an appearance in the dunking booth.
Proceeds from the festival will be used to fund playground equipment for the schools.
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