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Golft cart among Safety Day auction items

Bryan County Emergency Services, the South Bryan Volunteer Firefighter Association and the Richmond Hill Fire and Police departments, partnering with The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire, have cemented details for the 14th annual Public Safety Day at First Baptist Church, 9184 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

BCES Chief Freddy Howell will be the emcee. Other speakers will be Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler, Bryan County Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed, fire Chief Ralph Catlett, police Chief Billy Reynolds and Two Hundred Club President Mark Dana.

Admission is free. There will be demonstrations by Trapper Jack, fire trucks, police cars and helicopters and the opportunity to "donate for a plate" of Smokin’ Pig BBQ to raise money for the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit that helps families of fallen and injured first responders.

Proceeds from a raffle and silent auction will be donated to club, which has helped families in 20 South Carolina and Georgia counties, including Bryan.

Auction items include gift baskets, photography sessions, a golf cart, tree, paintings, gift certificates for restaurants, hotels and other services, a pedigree puppy and many other items.

Dana said, "The community support has been amazing."

Sponsors include:

Gold — Bryan County Emergency Services, South Bryan Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Richmond Hill Fire Department, Richmond Hill Police Department, Smokin’ Pig, Coca-Cola, Savannah Lodging, Lesley Francis PR, First Baptist Church, Celebritee, Boost by Design, Jeff’s Beverage, Publix, Michael Roberts Construction, LLC. and EnviroVac;

Silver — Thunderbird Inn, 104.7 The Hawk, 92.3 Thunder Country, The Ice Cream Stop, Bob 106.9; and

Bronze — Gordon’s Wrecker Service, Richmond Hill Auto Care, Cedar Animal Hospital, Badger Rental Services and Food Lion.

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