"We want these Soldiers to be able to enjoy a family atmosphere and to get to know members of the community better," said Staff Sgt. Phillip G. Phinisee, vice president of BOSS. "We'd also like to give members of the community an opportunity to get to know our Soldiers better and learn more about them and what they do."
And that's not to mention how much the Soldiers appreciate good, home-cooked food served up along with Family conversation and the fun of just "hanging out."
"We will welcome everyone who wants to participate," said Chris Dent, Recreation Delivery System coordinator and BOSS Program Manager.
Registration for soldiers, who want to take part and those who are willing to welcome them into their homes, began Monday. For more information, call 767-9917.
Storytime at Fort Stewart Library
Military Child Education Coalition staff present a program for infants through preschool at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 5 and each subsequent Tuesday at George P. Hays Library, building 411. Hear stories and enjoy activities planned. There is no charge. Call 767-2828 for more information.
Fire Prevention Week at Stewart Library
Bring your child to the Hays Library, building 411, where we'll learn about fire safety from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 during our observance of Fire Prevention Week. The program will include a visit by Sparky the Firedog, firemen and a fire truck. There's no charge. For more information, call 912-767-2828.
Managed Deer Hunt
The registration deadline is Oct. 7 at noon for a managed deer and hog hunt for active duty soldiers only. The hunt is scheduled for Oct. 23 on Fort Stewart.
Applications will be taken at Pass & Permit Office, building 8093 at Fort Stewart and the Pass & Permit Office, building 1286 at Hunter Army Airfield. Retirees may sign up on a space available basis.
A drawing to determine selection for the Oct. 23 hunt will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 7. The hunt fee for those selected is $10, but there is no charge to register.
Another managed deer hunt will be held Nov. 20. A managed hog hunt will be held on Jan. 29, 2011. Call the Fort Stewart office at 912-435-8033 or Hunter office at 912-315-5163 for more information about eligibility and drawing dates.
Columbus Day Holiday Hours at Corkan
Corkan Family Fun Center, building 449, is celebrating the Columbus Day weekend on Friday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 11, with matinee rates for our patrons. We'll be open from 1:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. each day. Call 912-767-4273 for more information.
Tybee Island Pirates Fest Trip
Swashbucklers of all ages will be converging on Tybee Island to participate in the 6th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Oct. 9.
Tybee will be overrun and invaded by pirates for parades and fun, and you can be a part of it all. Leisure Travel Services will take you to Tybee, departing at 11:30 a.m. from building 419 (PX Furniture Mall complex).
The registration deadline is Oct. 7. The transportation cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children. For more information, call 912-767-2841.
Oktoberfest in Hinesville
Join friends and neighbors in downtown Hinesville at Bradwell Park for the Oktoberfest celebration Oct. 15-16.
Sponsored by Zum Rosenhoff Restaurant, the city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart Family and MWR, the event celebrates German cuisine, beer and culture with live music and entertainment by Manuela Horn and other authentic German musicians.
The streets will be filled with beer tents and vendors selling German and other food favorites. There will also be games, face-painting and other activities for children. Grab some schnitzel and bratwurst and listen to some good ole' oom-pah music.
There's no admission charge. Call 912-767-4316 for more information.
Pass & Permit Second Wildlife Photo Contest
Registration continues and the photo turn-in deadline is Nov. 9 for the Wildlife Photo Contest to be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Stewart Pass & Permit Office, building 8093.
The theme is wildlife photography. Please, no photos of pets. Photo dimensions are four by six inches or larger and there is no limit to the quantities entered.
There will be only one prize awarded per person for first, second and third place in the age groups 2-5, 6-10, 11-15 and 16 and older. A separate award for active duty Soldiers will be awarded.
The contest is open to amateur photographers and entry fees are $5 (ages 2-15) per photo and $10 (ages 16 and older) per photo.
For details and entry forms, call 912-435-8061 at Stewart or 912-315-5163 at Hunter.
Georgia National Fair Trip
Be a part of the Leisure Travel Services group taking a trip to the Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA, on Oct. 16. We'll leave for Perry at 11 a.m. from building 419 (PX Furniture Mall complex) for a day that features livestock and horse shows, youth exhibits, home and fine arts competitions, family entertainment, midway rides and games, fair food, and major concerts.
The transportation cost is $20 per person. Fair tickets can be purchased at gate. Miranda Lambert will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. The cost of a ticket for the Lambert concert is $28.
For more information, call 912-767-2841.