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POSTED: February 20, 2013 1:22 p.m.

Ribbon sales are currently under way to benefit Evan Nelms, a 5-year-old Richmond Hill boy who is battling leukemia for the second time in a year.
 Orange bows to be placed on mailboxes or storefronts are on sale for $10 and can be purchased by calling 912-308-3774.
All proceeds go toward Evan’s medical expenses.
A festival fundraiser is also planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The day will include raffle prizes, horse rides, face painting, live music and more.

Tree maintenance
The Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation needs volunteers to help with tree maintenance at 9 a.m. Saturday at Henderson Park in Richmond Hill.
Volunteers will apply mulch, fertilize and prune previously planted trees.
Volunteers should bring gloves, shovels and rakes.
The group will meet at the County Administration Complex. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

Riverkeeper event
Ogeechee Riverkeeper will present “At Waters Edge!,” the 2013 annual awards gala, on Saturday at Fort McAllister State Park.
This event features historic re-enactments, educational wildlife demonstrations from Georgia Southern University, live bluegrass music from City Hotel, open bar provided by Moon River Brewery, a silent auction and more.
This year’s “At Waters Edge!” fundraiser party will benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance member organization, Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Tickets are $100 per person, $150 per couple and $750 for a table of 10.
Tickets are available online at www.ogeecheerivergala.eventbrite.com.
For more information, email jessica@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org or call 866-942-6222, ext. 2

Hometown Expo
The Women’s Business Alliance of Richmond Hill is hosting the 2013 Hometown Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The event is an opportunity for the public to learn about local businesses. It also offers businesses the chance to showcase their goods and services.
In addition to the expo, which is free to the general public, the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a reception for participating businesses from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22.
For more information, or to become a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Jennifer McIrvin at 344-7561.

Training workshop
The Dolphin Project will hold an informative program and research-training workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Southside Library behind the Savannah Mall.
The program and workshop are appropriate for ages 10 and up. Dolphin-related books and merchandise will be available for sale with all proceeds going to dolphin research.
Volunteers must be 16 and older to participate in research surveys.
No reservations are necessary. For more information, email thedolphinproject@gmail.com or visit www.thedolphinproject.org.

History program
Mill Creek Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual Black History program at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church at 327 Mill Creek Church Road in Ellabell.
The public is invited to attend.

Cancer study
The American Cancer Society is looking for at least 400 adults in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry areas for a cancer prevention study.
Participants who may qualify need to make a long-term commitment to the study, be between the ages of 30 and 65 years old, and have never been diagnosed with cancer.
To enroll, go to www.cps3savannah.com or call 912-355-5196.

Got news?
Have a fundraiser, group meeting, church announcement or other nonprofit events you’d like to have announced?  
Email announcements and contact information to lwynn@bryancountynews.net or fax to 756-5907.

 

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