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POSTED: July 3, 2013 1:41 p.m.

The Bryan County Library at Richmond Hill will close at 6 p.m. today, one hour earlier than the scheduled time.  
The Bryan County libraries at Pembroke and Richmond Hill will be closed Thursday for Independence Day and will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday.

History celebration

Fort McAllister will hold its annual Independence Day celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the state historic park.
The day will include hourly cannon and musket firings, Civil War demonstrations and drills, watermelon seed-spitting contests and much more.
Admission is $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3.75 for youths. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.
For more information, call the park office at 727-2339.

July Fourth

The city of Richmond Hill will hold its annual 4th of July celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. July 6 in J.F. Gregory Park.
The free event will include live music from 3rd Class Citizen Band, as well as arts and crafts vendors, family fishing, inflatable water slides and more. The Richmond Hill Farmers Market will be held during the celebration as well, and there will be a fireworks display around 9 p.m.
Food and beverage vendors will be on hand. Coolers will be permitted, but no alcohol will be allowed.
For more information, call 756-3345.

Prayer breakfast

The September Birth Month Committee of Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will host its prayer breakfast fundraiser at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church in Richmond Hill.
The theme is “Prayer Changes Things,” and the guest speaker is Evangelist Gwendolyn Broxton of Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Savannah.

Pre-K vacancies
Bryan County Head Start/Pre-K, a federally funded program for preschool children from low-income families, has vacancies to fill before classes start Aug. 9.
Children participate in a variety of educational activities designed to improve school readiness. They also receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks and enjoy quality play indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.
Bryan County Head Start/Pre-K is at 166 Bacontown Road in Pembroke. School hours for the pre-K class is 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for the 3-year-olds class is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please call 653-4990 for more information.

Sacred Harp Singers

All singers are invited to join the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road in Savannah.
For more information, call 912-655-0994 or go to savannahsacredharp.com.

Junior Ranger Camp

Fort McAllister’s Junior Ranger Camps are set for July 15-19 at 3894 Fort McAllister Road south of Richmond Hill.
Attendees will learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival ethics. They also will explore the park’s marsh ecosystem and end the week with a canoe trip down Redbird Creek to Shark Tooth Sandbar.  
Times are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Participants need to bring their own lunches. The cost is $90 per camper.
For more information, call 912-727-2339 or go to www.gastateparks.org.

Club meeting

Toastmasters Club of Richmond Hill will meet from  8-9  a.m. on the first and third Friday of each month at Magnolia Manor, 141 Timber Trail. For more information, call 927-4607 or email 1168191@toastmastersclubs.org.

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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