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City County golf challenge is June 13
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Interested in seeing a little friendly competition between Bryan County Commissioners and Richmond Hill City Council?

Friday, June 13, the commissioners and council members are set to face off in the 1st Annual City-County Challenge, starting at 5 p.m. on the Sterling Links course. There are a limited number of tickets available for $20, for those in the community interested in watching the golfing match. All proceeds will go to the Richmond Hill Historical Society and Arts on the Coast.

"This is going to be a very non-traditional game and it should be really entertaining," said Arts on the Coast board member Leslie Murphy. "Afterwards there will be refreshments and a chance to socialize with local officials."

The following day, the Historical Society and Arts on the Coast are co-sponsoring the 1st Annual Heritage Golf Tournament at Sterling Links, open to everyone in the community.

Four man scramble teams are $300 each. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., June 14, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Complimentary lunch and a beverage cart will be available throughout the tournament. Stop by the museum to pick up an application or tickets, or call 756-3697. The museum is now open five days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sarah Volker, a Historical volunteer and Arts board member, said the organizations know times are tight, but non-profits such as these require support from the community in order to continue.

Barbara McPipkin, also a Historical volunteer and Arts board member, said the groups are aiming to make this an event the whole county – and surrounding communities – will look forward to each year.

She said the Historical Society is also working very hard to make the museum a community focal point and Volker said their goal is to create "a living museum."

"There are so many newcomers to Bryan County. You can’t appreciate or preserve an area unless you know its history so we’re trying to dissipate as much information as we possibly can," Volker said. "We’re trying to draw in more visitors and improve the local quality of life."

Other upcoming events include Bill Harris at the museum’s monthly June 5 meeting, who will be discussing local history and the Tybee Bomb incident.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m., open to the public with opportunities to buy signed copies of Harris’ latest book – a top 10 Savannah best seller – and mingle with wine and cheese afterwards.

Starting June 10, David Moulder will host a Master Gardener and Naturalist class every other month in the museum. For the first event, Dr. Richard Wallace, Richmond Hill resident and AASU professor, will be speaking.

The museum and Arts on the Coast are also hoping to put on arts workshops over the summer for young children, teens and adults. They are looking for the level of interest within the community; call the museum to find out more.

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