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The members of Boy Scout Troop 357 in Pembroke will be erecting the flags and crosses that honor fallen veterans and celebrate July Fourth, Independence Day.

The troop are asking for community volunteers to come out and assist us in making this an event that everyone in the community can be proud of.

The event will take place Saturday, June 30 at 9 am. It is located at the caboose behind the Welcome Center in McEachin Square.


Library programs

The libraries in Pembroke and Richmond Hill will be closed July 4 in honor of Independence Day.


Helping hands

Helping Hands of Bryan Co. will hold a week of service July 9 -13. Youth and adult volunteers will be doing small home repairs and yard work for low-income elderly and/or disabled families in Bryan County. Anyone who would like to volunteer their time and skills should call 756-5333 or 653-5344.

The group also is looking for church or civic groups (or restaurants) willing to provide food for the volunteers at the worksites. Heidi Thomson is coordinating the effort. She can be reached at 604-1515 for further information.


American Legion

The American Legion Post 164 and Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The post is located on U.S. Highway 280 West of Pembroke. All veterans are welcome.


BCHS reunion

The Bryan County High School classes of 1961, 1962 and 1963 are planning a class reunion for this August. Contact addresses are needed.

If you are interested, please contact your classmate: Lavon Nelson (1961), 912-660-9385, Gail Summerford (1962), or Jim Harn (1963).



G.A.R.D. (Georgia Animal Rescue Defence) is holding a dog and cat food drive. Both dry and canned foods are needed. G.A.R.D. houses animals from the area after rescuing them, socializes them and then adopts them out.

Pet food can be dropped off at the following locations: Richmond Hill Animal Hospital, the Pembroke Library, Cross Screen Printing Company in Hinesville and Shaggy Chic in Pooler. Donations of flea medications and other supplies also are needed. Call 653-2480 or 727-2647 for more information.


Jenkins reunion

The HV Jenkins Class of 1962's 45th reunion is July 20-21. Invitations have already been sent to graduates. For more information or to come, please contact: Patty Bridges Parker at 663-2342, Mary or Cle Lynes , 826-0670, or Woody Bagley at 748-6225. You also can email Parker at


Historical Society

The Richmond Hill Historical Society will hold its’ annual Pot-Luck Supper at the Wetlands Center in Gregory Park in Richmond Hill on July 5 at 7 p.m. The Historical Society will provide the Bar-B-Q and drinks. You do not have to be a member to come; just bring an interest in history, a desire to spend some time with both new and old friends, and a covered dish.

Please call the Richmond Hill Museum and Visitors’ Center for directions or answers to any questions you might have. The number is 756-2676 or 756-3697.



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit on July 11 and 18 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group – Pembroke and on July 12 at the Bryan County Health Department in Richmond Hill. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans including Blue Cross HMO. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 819-6800.



Red, White and "Blues on the Bluff" will be celebrated in historic downtown Darien’s Waterfront Park on the scenic Darien River. Gates open at 5 PM on Saturday, July 7th and admission is $10 for adults. Bring a blanket or chair & cooler; and enjoy the evening with Vic Waters. The evening will also include a fireworks display.

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