Students across the county wrote down their Christmas wishes for Santa Claus. And to make sure he knows what they want, the Bryan County News is going to help them deliver their messages as quickly as possible. The following letters are from Bryan County Elementary School students. (Letters were typed as written):
Patricia Barbee will salute other women like her on Saturday.
The holiday spirit was strong Saturday in Pembroke as residents hit the streets downtown for the annual Christmas parade and holiday festival despite the cloudy skies and wet weather.
Santa Claus visited Magnolia Manor Monday afternoon, just in time for the Christmas party at the facility on Timber Trail Road in Richmond Hill.
The 2010 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival had its awards presentation and wrap-up event in Dec. 7.
Air Force Airman Karl A. Hunter Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Dylan Moore did not have any health problems until mid-October.
The Pembroke Garden Club chose the winners of the downtown business Christmas decorations Dec. 3.
Joe Graham of Hinesville won a $300 Southern Sportsman and Hardware gift certificate in the Pembroke American Legion Post raffle.
A 27-year-old holiday tradition will fill the streets of Pembroke all day Saturday.
Hattie Whitfield wants to help feed 100 families this month.
Logan Vance shyly sat on a Bryan County fire truck Tuesday evening with his fingers in his mouth as two captains and a division chief handed him a certificate naming the 3-year-old an honorary firefighter.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is dedicating a percentage of its fundraising efforts this year to help local causes in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
The Pembroke Garden Club named Tremble Funeral Home on Ledford Street the Yard of the Month for November and the club named Pembroke City Hall the Beauty Spot for November for the pansy bed around the city hall sign.
Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony, at noon Saturday, Dec. 11 to honor and remember the nation's veterans. The Bonaventure Society, Children of the American Revolution is coordinating the event to pay tribute to veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, prisoners of war and those still missing in action.
Not long after the sun went down Saturday night, a few hundred people gathered along the banks of the Ogeechee River at the Fort McAllister Marina for the 24th annual Lighted Boat Parade.
The 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade and Festival runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and throughout the city. The event, sponsored by the 4-H club and the city of Pembroke, will feature food, music, a children's area, carnival activities on DuBois Square and entertainment throughout the day on the Railroad Street stage. Vendor booths open at 9 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 653-2231.
Fog dissipated Saturday morning as families lined Ford Avenue, chattering excitedly in the crisp morning air as they awaited the start of the 19th annual Christmas Parade. Others packed into the Way Station Coffee Company to enjoy breakfast and hot coffee before the festivities began.
Guests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday marveled at international holiday scenes brought to Hinesville courtesy of the Episcopal Christian Women's ministry. The church's annual "nativities from around the world" event ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and featured a Christmas tree raffle.
The fifth annual Christmas Bazaar filled Dorchester Village Civic Center with the sights, sounds and smells of the season Saturday.
Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Saturday, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.
Geechee Kunda hosted its 10th annual Old Time Riceboro Sugarcane Harvest and Arts n' Crafts Show last weekend as part of the center's effort to preserve the history of the Geechee culture.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's annual fundraiser will feature the ABBA Girlz/ABBA Tribute Band live in concert from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Bryan County Emergecy Services will again give Santa a ride this year, and he is asking for donations of unwrapped boys and girls toys so that he can help some less-fortunate children in the area. Kris Kringle's holiday visiting schedule:
Maybe you have heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
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The Richmond Hill Rotary Club last week inducted its fifth new member this month.
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