Richmond Hill officials announced this week the city will be celebrating "Georgia Cities Week" April 22-28. The city will sponsor a variety of community events throughout the week, including a business breakfast, weekend activities in the park and much more. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is "Georgia’s Cities: Service, Style and Soul," highlighting cities’ services in Georgia and pointing to the role Georgia’s cities play in contributing to the state’s quality of life.
"We are very proud of our city and the services we provide that make it attractive to residents and visitors," said Mayor Richard R. Davis. "Too often, people are unaware of how cities enhance their quality of life, and we would like to invite them to come out for these events and learn more about the government that works for them."Among the events scheduled are large item trash pickup from April 18-20 as part of the Great American Cleanup and a business breakfast at Magnolia Manor on April 23 from 8-9:30 a.m. The breakfast is sponsored by the City of Richmond Hill and the RH-BC Chamber of Commerce and includes guest speaker Michael Toma, Ph.D., and director of Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis. Toma will speak on business and growth in coastal Georgia.
Essays from Richmond Hill Middle School eighth graders will be on display at city hall all week. In addition, the city will hold an employee luncheon and annual award ceremony beginning at noon April 25 and Davis will address a business after hours at the Best Western on April 26. On April 27, Arts in the Park will highlight the performing arts and the talent of local artists from 6-8 p.m. under the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park. The event is hosted by Arts on the Coast.
On April 28 the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold an open house at the Welcome Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and the Fourth Annual Great Fishing Derby, sponsored by the city of Richmond Hill and the Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club, will be from 8 a.m.-noon. In addition, local businesses from the RH-BC Chamber will showcase their wares at the RHRA from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Arts on the Coast will host a collection of art from local talents in the Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park from noon-8 p.m.
Also on April 28, a variety of local talents will perform live under the pavilion in J.F. Gregory Park from 4-8 p.m. The entertainment begins with "Journey to Sittabacuttaba Land" for children at 4, followed by a RHMS choral concert at 5, the RHMS band at 6 and the RHHS band at 7.