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Community announcements for Sept. 25
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Arts on the Coast Association will hold its annual family picnic from 5-8 p.m. today, Sept. 25, at Fort McAllister State Historic Park.
Admission is free, as is parking and use of the playground. Entertainment will include dance groups, The Boomerang Band and visual arts displays of members’ artwork.
For more information, call (912) 884-3726.

Movie screening
Savannah-Area Teen Age Republicans are hosting a conservative leader’s private screening of the new movie “I Want Your Money” from 10-11:30 a.m. today, Sept. 25, Victory Square Stadium 9, 1901 E. Victory Drive, Savannah.
Advance tickets are $12.50 each. Tickets may be ordered at
The movie is appropriate for ages 13 to 93, but limited seating is available. Proceeds benefit Savannah-Area Teen Age Republicans.
For more information, call 656-6857.

Kindred Spirit
Kindred Spirit will present a program of gospel music at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 25, at Ellabell United Methodist Church, 3079 Highway 204 in Ellabell.
A love offering will be received to help the group with their expenses.

Family reunion
The descendants of James Benjamin and Frances Hodges Newman, Henry M. and Mary Ann Bacon Burnsed will combine their reunion this year.
There will be a basket dinner on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in Pembroke. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.
For more information contact Billie Newman Demine, 912-667-5948 or 912-653-7292 or Rachel Harris at 912-667-3453.

Food donations
September is Hunger Action Month. Help the one in six Americans struggling with hunger by dropping off canned goods and non-perishable donations to Palmer Chiropractic during business hours, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Palmer Chiropractic is located in Parker’s Square, 11400 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill.

Wildcat Romp
Richmond Hill Primary, Richmond Hill Elementary and G.W. Carver Elementary schools will hold the first Fall Festival-Wildcat Romp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the schools. 
There will be lots of fun for the entire family, including a rock-climbing wall, hamster roll, laser tag, inflatables, great games, food and even a chance to dunk the principals in the dunk tank. 
There will also be a classic car show and the fire and police departments will be on hand. 
All proceeds from the event will go toward funding playground equipment for the three schools.
For more information, contact 659-9785.

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.
The best hand wins $200 and the worst hand $50. Numerous door prizes will be drawn for and a light lunch and one poker hand will be included in the entry fee of $20. Extra hand or rider will be $5. There will be a 50/50 drawing also.
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.

Plantation tour

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of the Ford Plantation from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 2. Attendants will be picked up by trolley car from the Richmond Hill Museum grounds and taken to the Ford Plantation.
There will be a tour conductor on the trolley to present a commentary during the tour of the grounds and historic sites.
An afternoon reception will be held at the museum following the tour.
Tickets are $30 for historical society members and $35 for non-members. There are a limited number of tickets, which are on sale through the Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum.
For more information or to reserve space, please call (912)756-3697.

Pumpkin Patch
Once again, it is time for the Richmond Hill Garden Club’s Pumpkin Patch. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park.
Proceeds are used to provide a yearly scholarship to a Richmond Hill senior who will be pursuing a horticulture-related career.
Proceeds also fund beautification projects, such as gardens at Henderson Park and Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Please call 727-5801 for further information.

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

Welcome packets
When single soldiers return from deployment, it takes a few days before their belongs are removed from storage. The Military Ministry at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill is teaming up with Consumed (Friday night worship) to provide them with items they will need during this waiting period.
Donations of travel-size shampoo, soap, detergent, hand sanitizer, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small Bibles/devotionals and more are being accepted. This is a way to say “thank you” for their service.
Items can be dropped off at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill office Monday through Thursday from 8-6 p.m.
For more information, call  756-2196.

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

Harvest Day
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to the first Harvest Day Service to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the church in Richmond Hill.
The speaker for the occasion will be Minister Terrence C. Riley of Fairmount Baptist Church in Savannah.

Boston butts
The Bryan Masonic Lodge No. 303 will hold its annual fall Boston butt and dinner sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.
Dinners will be $6 and butts will be $20.
For more information, call 756-7632

New downtown
Statesboro will be celebrating the new look of its downtown from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Statesboro City Hall
City officials will be unveiling the new downtown logo for Statesboro, along with new lamp post banners and the new streetscape. In addition, Georgia Southern University will offer tours of its new downtown campus, the future home of a retail store carrying GSU items.
Live music will play from two stages on East and West Main streets. An original music video presentation produced by Chris Mitchell will be available for outdoor viewing on the side of Frills & Fancies’ downtown store, and refreshments will be served at a reception at city hall.
Businesses will be open late for shoppers with owners sharing the history of their special part of downtown Statesboro. In addition, downtown restaurants will be offering specials to mark the occasion.
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