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POSTED: November 17, 2010 11:37 a.m.
The cities of Pembroke and Richmond Hill will be doing their part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia’s hospitals by serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
For 52 years, the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade has helped cities across Georgia bring the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s seven regional behavioral health hospitals.
The program, begun by the Georgia Municipal Association in cooperation with former Gov. Ernest Vandiver, relies on citizen participation in each city to donate gifts for the patients, many of whom would not receive gifts or be recognized without the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
According to hospital staff, many of the patients at these hospitals have lived there most of their lives and have little, if any, support or contact with friends and family.
Donated items from the cities of Pembroke and Richmond Hill will be delivered to Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah on Dec. 8. Civic organizations, businesses, churches, schools, Scout Troops and individual citizens are encouraged to help with the collection of gifts for the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.  
For more information on how groups can participate, please call Marilyn Page at 653-4413 in Pembroke, or Steve Scholar at 756-3851 in Richmond Hill.
 

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