Food for fines
The Bryan County libraries at Pembroke and Richmond Hill continue their "Food for Fines" program through Feb. 17. During that time, library patrons may bring in one canned good in exchange for $1 in regular overdue fines on library material. Up to $5 in fines will be forgiven. The North Bryan Food Bank and The Way Station of Richmond Hill will receive all donations brought to the libraries.
The program provides library patrons with a way to reduce or eliminate overdue fines and provides much-needed donations to food banks in Bryan County. Donated goods apply only to fines and not to lost or damaged materials or collections accounts. Canned items such as soups, fruits and vegetables, meats and all non-perishible items are needed. Especially needed are meats, juices and cereals.
Bryan Animal Caregivers will resume dog obedience training classes at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill in February. Class size is limited. Call 727-2694 and press 3.
The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodity foods to eligible area residents through Feb. 16.
Any household whose total gross income is less than the State established poverty guidelines for the appropriate household size is eligible.
Persons picking up foods are requested to bring a bag or box container.
Anyone picking up food for someone else must present a completed and signed authorization form for each household; hand written notes will not be accepted. The forms must be current. Food may be picked up for a maximum of two households, including the household of the person making the pickup. New authorization forms (dated 5/03) may be picked up from Dr. Register’s office in Pembroke, Department of Family and Children Services in Pembroke, St. Joseph’s Center in Pembroke, Department of Family and Children Services in Richmond Hill and Plantation Apartments in Richmond Hill. The forms will not be available at the distribution sites and old authorization forms will not be accepted.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Coastal GA Area CAA, Inc. is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, handicap or disability.
Food will be distributed from the following sites: Thursday, Feb. 15 only – 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Richmond Hill Courthouse; Friday, Feb. 16 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 185 Poplar St., Pembroke.
For additional information call Carolyn Frasier at 653-4993.
The ADHD and Behavior Support Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mindspring Center. The group will discuss neurological therapies that can stimulate brain function and cognitive abilities. The goal is to create better behavior, focus and learning skills. Guest speaker will be Dr. Steve Ranicki. Call 748-6463 for more information.
Arts on the Coast
Arts on the Coast Singers are looking for new members. The group is directed by Donna Dasher and you do not have to read music to be a part of this group. The group practices on the first and third Tuesdsays of each month at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. and on the second and fourth Mondays at Magnolia Manner at 7 p.m. Call Dasher at 727-4490 for more information.
Abundant Life Church of God will host a gospel sing Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. Special guests will be The Guernsey Family from Douglas and The Gospel Lights from Midway; along with local talent Barbara Pack and others from the church. The gospel sing will be held at the church located on Wildwood Church Road, off Hwy. 119 north of Pembroke.
The Guernsey Family will also join the congregation on Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. to minister in song and praise. Abundant Life Church of God meets on Sunday mornings at the American Legion Post on Hwy. 280 west of Pembroke. The pastor is Bishop David Norris.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The American Legion Post 164 is having a fundraiser to sell Jumbo Vidalia onions through May 1. You can purchase a 10 lb. bag of jumbo onions for $7.50 per bag; 25 lb. bags will be sold for $15.00 per bag. The onions are provided by Ray Farms of Glennville. To place orders see any member of the Post or call 653-4958 or 653-4948. All proceeds will be used for Legion projects and to aid veterans and their families.
The American Legion, Post 164, Pembroke has its regularly stated meeting at 7:30 the second Thursday each month at the Post home on Highway 280 west in Pembroke. All veterans and current active duty members are encouraged to attend. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the same night at the Post home.
The 2007 Bryan County Forestry pageant will be March 10 at 1 p.m. at Langston Chapel Elementary School. Girls in age groups ranging from 0-23 months to 17-24 years are eligible to compete. For more information call April Morris at (912) 842-4793, (912) 536-9764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl scout cookies
Pembroke's Junior Girl Scout Troop 680 will be holding a cookie booth grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the parking lot between the Pembroke Pharmacy and McDonalds. The troop also will be taking donations to buy troops for soldiers serving in Iraq.
New sugar free cookie samples will be available.
RH Historical Society
On March 1 at 7 p.m. the Richmond Hill Historical Society will present Tally Kirkland. Mr. Kirkland will be discussing the Life and Times of the Civil War Soldier. Prior to retiring from the National Park Service he was the director at Fort Pulaski. Mr. Kirkland is now spending time at Fort McAllister and is an expert on the Civil War Era. All are invited to learn about the rich history that abounds in the area.
The meeting will be held at the Wetlands Center at Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Please call the Richmond Hill Historical Society Museum at (912)756-3697 for directions or more information. Our meetings are open to the public and there is no admission charge.
The Melon Bluff Live Oaking Trail in Liberty County will hold a free grand opening on Feb. 17. Guided tours will be available from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 884-5779.
Mill Creek Baptist Church will be having their Black History Program on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Pembroke's Sis. Bernadette Smokes. The youth department will be rendering a play. The public is invited.
NB cancer support
North Bryan Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 P.M. at the Pembroke City Hall in the community center.
For information call 858-2945 or 653-4431.
The Skidaway Island Antiques Show and sale will be March 2-4 and will include 17 nationally known dealers, Appraisals, Gourmet Luncheons each day, $8 admission for all three days. All net proceeds go to charities benefiting area children.
The event will be at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road, Savannah from 10-a.m.-5 p.m. on March 2-3 and 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on March 4.
Call Margaret Miller at 598-7231 for more information.