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Community announcements for Sept. 21
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A aide to U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston 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 Thursday 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.”

Crabbing tourney
The Outlaws Sportfishing Club’s second annual Kids Crabbing Tourney is Saturday at Fort McAllister Marina.
Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. and weigh-in is from 4 to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Ogeechee Marine, Salt Cured Co., Fish Tales and Be Seen, children will receive trophies for participation and a cash prize for the charity of their choice for the heaviest crabs caught. There will also be a waterslide, inflatables and hermit crab races, and a crab boil will follow the tournament.
For more information, call (912) 547-0149.

Trolley tour

The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host a trolley tour of The Ford Plantation from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
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 is complete, 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.

Fall Festival
Richmond Hill Elementary and G.W. Carver Elementary schools will host a Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday 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.

Arts picnic
Arts on the Coast Association is having its annual family picnic from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road. Admission, parking and playground use are free.
Arts on the Coast and/or community musicians will provide entertainment, and a display of members’ artwork will be featured.
Bring a picnic basket with food and drinks for your group. There also will be a table-decorating contest.
For more information, call Tina Eberlein at 884-3726 or Claudia Christiansen at 727-4898.

Family reunion
The second annual Newman-Burnsed reunion is at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center in Pembroke.
All descendants of James Benjamin Newman and Frances Hodges and George W. Burnsed and Alice Denmark are invited to attend.
Please bring a covered dish to share.
For more information, call Billie Newman Demine at 653-7292 or 667-5948.

Wine tasting
Wine on the River, a benefit for the Richmond Hill Senior Center, is from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29 at Down the Hatch at Marker 107.
The fundraiser includes wine and food tasting, a silent auction and live music. Dress is casual. The cost is $30 per person.
For tickets or more information, call 756-2783 or 756-3552.
Poker Run
Bryan Animal Caregivers will hold the annual See Spot Ride Poker Run on Oct. 1. The starting point will be Southern Biker Gear at 4158 Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. and last bike out is at 10:30 a.m.
The Poker Run is open to all street legal bikes, and all proceeds support Bryan Animal Caregivers’ reduced cost spay/neuter programs. The cost is $15 a hand and $5 for each additional hand
Come out and enjoy a beautiful ride with great prizes while supporting a good cause.
For more information, visit or call 727-2694, ext. 3.

Church dinner
The Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church’s August birth month group will sponsor a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8.
Dinners are $10 and slabs of ribs are $20. Dinners include barbecue ribs, fried shrimp and fish, potato salad, backbone rice, green beans and cornbread and can be picked up at the church.
Contact Dolly Green at 756-2412 in advance or at 727-2163 the day of the dinner.

Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project will host its October meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Johnny Harris Restaurant in Savannah.
The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Eric Montie, professor at University of South Carolina Beaufort. His talk will be on marine bioacoustics and his published research on neuroimaging
Reservations are required. For information and to RSVP, contact Dolores Engle at  or visit

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