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Head Start

Coastal Georgia Area Action Authority, Inc., which administers the Head Start program in nine counties including Bryan County, is currently accepting applications for Head Start for the coming school year. Children must be at least 3 years old and not older than 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2007.

For more information about the program, please call the center at 653-4990.

Free compost

The city of Richmond Hill has arranged for compost to be available for Richmond Hill residents free of charge. This organic material was collected by CH2M Hill by way of the weekly yard waste collection process.

Compost is available for pick-up daily during regular park hours of operation 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Residents requiring a bag may pick one up at the park office. Residents are required to self-load the compost. Call 756-2317 with questions.

Business expo

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 3rd Annual Business Expo on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Recreation Center on Timber Trail Road.

This event will showcase the diversity and flavor of our local businesses. You are invited to be a part of the best that Richmond Hill and Bryan County businesses have to offer. This is a unique opportunity for the community to come and find out about the many businesses and services in our area. Come sample food from popular local restaurants and see displays from our specialty vendors.

Prize drawings will be held throughout the event.

For more information on attending, or for being an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 756-3444, or visit the Expo website at

Coastal Gardens

Friends of Coastal Gardens is holding a Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch on April 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. There will be tours, a silent auction and supper. The cost is $15 per person. A reservation is requested. Call 921-5460.

Wheeles family fund

A fund has been established at First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Pembroke to aid Phillip and Penny Wheeles.

They were awakened by their dog early Friday, March 23 to find their home on fire. They escaped with only the clothes they were wearing, and lost everything else. They had no insurance. Mr. Wheeles is a former pastor at several area churches, including Eldora Baptist and First Baptist of Blitchton. Any help is greatly appreciated. Gifts may be sent to First Baptist Church of Blitchton, 5204 Highway 80, Ellabell, Ga. 31308 Attn: Wheeles Family Fund.

Confederate ball

The public is invited to join in a historical evening on April 28 from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Wilmington Island Golf Club. Take a step back in time, enjoy a true confederate ball and buffet dinner. See ladies and gents in period attire. Listen to period music from the band, UnReconstructed, and participate in or enjoy viewing period dancing.

The dress is period wear or formal. Tickets are $60 per person. For more information, call 727-2290.

Arts on the Coast

Saturday, April 28, Arts On the Coast is showcasing it’s visual artists in a 1 day show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a reception from 6-8 p.m. where you can meet and mingle with the artists, patrons, and fellow friends of the arts in our coastal region,

This event will be held at the Wetlands Center in J F Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Painting, photography, sculpture, and more will be featured. All are invited to experience the abundance of talent that our area has to offer. If you require more information please contact Arts On the Coast at or call 727-1002.

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