Arts on the Coast
Arts on the Coast will have a general meeting at Magnolia Manor on May 17 at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. A representative of Farr and Away Productions will report on the play "The Thing About Men" at J. F. Gregory Park scheduled for June 1 and 2nd. This will be a dinner theatre with food prepared by Bruce Ford of Outriggers Restaurant. Tickets are available through Arts on the Coast members or call Kathy at 727-3820 but you need to call or mail in your tickets early to be sure your seat is reserved.
Also at the May 17 meeting, there will be a demonstration by Daryl Peterman, an AOC member, who has experience and expertise in charcoal drawing and in the field of composite sketching for detective work. This promises to be a very interesting program.
Dinners for sale
The Bryan Missionary Baptist Church is selling dinners May 18-19 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes a choice of one meat, either Fried or baked chicken or barbecue ribs, potato salad, green beans and a back/bone with rice for $7. A slab of ribs is $20.
Call Dolly Greene at 756-2412 or Minister Hart at 756-5885. Call 727-2163 on the day of the dinner.
A team of volunteers will be collecting litter from the roadsides along the 144 Spur and Fort McAllister Road on Saturday, May 20. Due to the increased traffic flow through the area, this event has become necessary and all surrounding residents are encouraged to help. The clean-up will occur from 8 a.m.-noon. Those interested in joining the effort should meet at the Fort McAllister Marina at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to bring garbage bags. A free celebratory cookout will be held for all volunteers following the clean-up, from noon-2 p.m. at the Fort McAllister Marina.
Please contact Dana Boyd at (912) 236-3660 to RSVP or with any further questions.
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.
As part of the Memorial Day weekend, there will be a Civil War living history day at Fort McAllister on May 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Civil War soldiers will demonstrate loading and firing of muskets and cannon every hour. There also will be blacksmithing and cooking demonstrations. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the entire day. A small admission fee will be charged and pets are welcome on a six foot leash. For more information call 727-2339.
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). The next meeting will be held 11 a.m. on May 14 at Cowart’s Café (formerly Green Roof) in Pembroke. All interested are encouraged to attend.
The Richmond Hill High School classes of 1950 through 1969 are planning a reunion June 8-9. There will be an informal gathering at 7:30 p.m. June 8 at J.F. Gregory Park. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. June 9 at J.F. Gregory for a tour of Richmond Hill. A dinner buffet at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel is at 6 p.m. The cost is $55 per person. All interested graduates or members are invited to attend. Contact Janine Darieng by email at JDARIENG@CLDS.NET or 756-3936 or Mildred Hilliard at F_HILLIARD@YAHOO.COM or 756-3149.
RHHS 1997 reunion
The Richmond Hill High School Class of 1997 reunion will be May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Outriggers.
An RSVP to Jessica or Kellie at firstname.lastname@example.org is required, or mail $50 per person to 1997 Reunion, C/0 M. Scott, P.O. Box 283, Richmond Hill, GA, 31324.
RHHS 1998 reunion
A 10-year reunion is being planned for the Richmond Hill High School class of 1998. The planning committee is currently compiling a list of classmates. Send name (maiden and married, if applicable), mailing address, phone number and e-mail address to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (912) 210-0971 or (912) 401-9363.
Area residents of Bryan, Chatham, Liberty and Tattnall Counties and those who have family buried at Little Creek Cemetery on Fort Stewart are invited to join the Gunter family from Bryan County Saturday, May 14, as they place permanent headstones on the gravesites of five family members buried there.
All attendees are required to meet the Fort Stewart Game Warden at the Bryan County Courthouse in Pembroke on Hwy 119 no later than 9:30 a.m.
The group will be escorted in their vehicles to and from the cemetery site via Fort Stewart Road 67. A brief Monument Dedication/Memorial will be held at 10 a.m. For general information about this event please contact Ms. Gail Aldridge, telephone 767-5687.
The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will hold its Sixteenth Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Hwy. 144. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with fishing beginning at 8:30 a.m. The derby is free of charge and open to children ages 15 and under, accompanied by their parents or adult guardian. Over the past 16 years, thousands of children have participated, and the Exchange Club expects a large turnout again this year. The fishing derby will be at Fish Hatchery ponds that have been stocked with catfish. Participants should bring fishing poles equipped and ready to fish, as well as bait, although a limited amount of bait and fishing poles will be available for use free of charge.
Awards for children 12 and under will be presented for several categories, including, First Fish Caught, Most Total Pounds (limit of 10 fish), and Heaviest Fish. $50 Savings Bonds and/or trophies will be awarded for the various categories based on age, 7 to 12, and 6 and under. The savings bonds being awarded are donated by Bryan Bank and Trust, and the trophies are donated by the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill. All children will also be eligible for doorprizes to be given away during the derby.
All area children ages 15 and under are encouraged to participate. Parents or guardian should complete an official entry form for each child and bring it to the Fishing Derby on June 2.
On Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. the Richmond Hill Historical Society is proud to present Dr. Todd Groce, president of the Georgia Historical Society. He will present a program on "Saving Private Ryan", a discussion concerning the history of the era of World War II. This will be a very interesting lecture and is open to the public at no charge. The meeting will be held in Gregory Park at the Wetlands Center in Richmond Hill. Pleas call the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at 756-3697.
Tour of homes
Planning for the Richmond Hill Holiday Tour of Homes has begun. This popular event takes place every two years in connection with Holiday on the Hills. This year the tour will be on Sunday, Dec. 2,, from 1-5 p.m.
The Tour of Homes Committee is looking for local homes to be open for the tour. Please call Teresa Timmons at 665-2449 if you would like to have your home on the tour.