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Bed race for those with no bed
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The team from the Richmond Hill Lions Club sprints toward the finish line Saturday at the Family Promise of Bryan County's 3rd Annual Bedspread Derby. - photo by Ted O'Neil

Family Promise of Bryan County raised about $3,000 Saturday from its 3rd Annual Bedspread Derby, held in the parking lot at First Baptist Church.

Teams from the Richmond Hill Garden Club, Richmond Hill Lions Club, Life Moves Dance Studio, Books to the Rescue, Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, The Waterfront Church and Richmond Hill High School JROTC squared off in a series of heats, racing two at a time around the parking lot.

Family Promise has been working the past few years to raise $150,000 to open a shelter for homeless families and children in Bryan County. Currently, about a dozen churches around the county rotate as host sites. Congregations begin their week on Sunday evenings and serve dinner and breakfast throughout the week, as well as make lunch items available to pack. Families are taken to Family Promise’s day center each morning, where children can catch a bus to school and parents can go to work or search for employment.

Sponsorship levels for the Bedspread Derby included Pillow ($100): Life Moves Dance Studio, Georgia Books to the Rescue, Lesley Frances PR, the Fife family, New Life Church, Exclusive Engravings, Excel Home Inspections, Richmond Hill Fire Department, Richmond Hill Garden Club, Honey-Do-Handyman and Tidewater Properties; Blanket ($250): Padgett Insurance, Consumed Church, Coca-Cola and Jarrell CPA; Twin ($500): ReMax; and Bunk Bed ($1,000): Bryan County Family Connection and Coastal Electric Cooperative.

For more information about Family Promise of Bryan County, see

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