Firefighters with the Richmond Hill Fire Department stood outside Love's Truck Stop, Kroger and Food Lion for three days last week to collect donations for the nonprofit Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. The GFBF provides fire safety and prevention education, supports medical facilities and assists burn survivors in their recovery. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along to document the event.
June 5: Historical Society Lecture Series - The Richmond Hill Historical Society's monthly lecture is back from 7-9 p.m. at the Richmond Hill History Museum. This month's guest speaker is Bob Fennel, who will talk about his mother's book, "Little Did I Know," about her days working with Henry Ford. The lecture is free to the public, though donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.richmonhilhistoricalsociety.com or call 756-3697.
School's out for the summer, but that doesn't mean students should put down the books.
Around 400 Richmond Hill High School students became graduates Saturday during the school's graduation ceremony at Savannah State University Tiger Arena. The class of 2014 includes 94 honor graduates and earned academic and athletic scholarships worth more than $6 million. Taylor Carpenter took along a camera to document the ceremony.
May 31: Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival - The community is invited to the second annual Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival at the Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele. The event benefits the Donnie Haralson Scholarship Fund and is an all-day event with arts and crafts vendors, multiple music stages, food and fun. The event starts at 9 a.m., and parking is $5. For more information, call 229-276-1004.
Crawfish and leaches.
Families enjoyed the beautiful weather outside Saturday as they gathered at The Ice Cream Stop for the showing of the movie "The Pirate Fairy." The Ice Cream Stop plays a free movie for the community every week. See what's showing week to week by checking its Facebook page. Tiffany Stroud took her camera to last week's showing and captured these images.
May 17: Old Fort Jackson's 206th Birthday Celebration – The community is invited to attend the birthday celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah. The event includes a dress up station where children can wear historic outfits, a three-person slingshot activity and Savannah Children's Museum's big blue blocks. Attendees can sing "Happy Birthday" and eat cupcakes at 3:30 p.m. to end the festivities. Regular admission pricing applies. For more information, call 232-3945.
One eighth-grader at Richmond Hill Middle School wants to work in a combination of ministry and government when he grows up.
More than 100 dog lovers gathered last week at the Richmond Hill City Center to celebrate their canine pals and raise funds for county's first dog park during the Bryan County Bark Park's second annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser. Park organizers raised more than $14,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, auction bids, drink sales and more. Julia Harrison took her camera along to document the event.
May 10: Savannah Animal Care Clinic Open House – From 1:30-4 p.m., the Savannah Animal Care Clinic is having an open house at its downtown location on Bryan Street for families and their furry friends. The event's purpose is to raise awareness and funds for the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Attendees are asked to bring a donation in cash or kind (such as dog or cat food) for the HSGS. Guests can meet the doctors and staff and view a tour of the clinic. Heavy hors d'ouerves and nonalcoholic beverages will be served. A prize drawing ...
It's the start of a tradition. The first Savannah Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will be Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, and the public is invited to attend. The 5k walk/run will include food, music and fun for the whole family.
Kingdom Life Christian Fellowships' Ladies of Life Women's Ministry celebrated women and girls at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center Friday with a red carpet photo opportunity, sit down dinner and guest speakers. Miranda Osborn was on hand with her camera to document the event.
May 1: Historical Society Lecture Series - The Richmond Hill Historical Society's monthly lecture is back from 7-9 p.m. at the Richmond Hill History Museum. This month's guest speaker is Vivian Macks, who will talk on Henry Ford, the innovator, industrialist and farmer who turned his mechanical interests into a global company that changed the world - and made a mark on Richmond Hill. The lecture is free to the public, though donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.richmonhilhistoricalsociety.com or call 756-3697.
Dog lovers unite.
It's the beginning of a new program. Fort McAllister State Historic Park hosted a one-day camp called Junior Naturalist Mini Camp for children ages 8-12 recently.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce had its annual Meeting and Dinner Banquet Jan. 22 at the Richmond Hill City Center. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin F. Gregory was the keynote speaker. Richmond Hill Pharmacy was named Business of the Year. For more photos, go to community.bryancountynews.net/gallery/detail/3813/
Jan. 29 & 31: "The Wizard of Oz" Auditions – The Richmond Hill Community Theatre will host auditions for the production of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be performed May 1 and 2. The auditions will take place at the Richmond Hill Public Library from 6-9 p.m., on Jan. 29, and from 2-5 p.m., on Jan. 31. Singing talent is not required, but is a plus. Participants to do not need to prepare a monologue or have an extensive acting resume. Actors can bring a headshot, but it is not required.
Two local businesses - the Richmond Hill branch of the Navy Federal Credit Union and the Richmond Hill City Center - along with several local individuals recently made donations to help give sets of books and matching plush toys to children in Gold Star Families who are a part of the Snowball Express.
Marion Neeley, assistant manager of Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill, faces the questions this week:
Jan. 23-24: Doo Wop and Rock Festival - Doo Wop and Rock is a two-day celebration of the good, old-time rock 'n' roll. The show features eight legendary rock 'n' roll artists from the 1950s and '60s, with four artists each night. The event will take place at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. For more information and ticket pricing, go to www.festival15.com or call 525-5040.
Auditions soon will be under way. The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is looking for actors ages 7 and older to audition for the upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz."
Emily Speer is an actress with the Richmond Hill Community Theatre. Here are a few of her thoughts:
Jan. 16: Spring Fashion Show - Magnolia Manor will present a Spring Fashion Show, sponsored by Bon Worth, to the community. Come see what's new for spring or volunteer to be a model for the show. The fashion show begins at 3 p.m. For more information or to participate, contact Julie Licavoli at 756-4300, ext. 101.
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