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Palmyra Missionary Baptist Church will host its Old Time Day celebration with a walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday from the Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church. Sunday school will follow at 10 a.m. and a morning service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herman Scott of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church speaking. The host pastor is the Rev. Robert Brown. For more information, call (912) 884-3131.

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church will host its community Black History program at 3 p.m. on Sunday at 10016 Live Oak Drive. Pathways to Academic and Athletic Success (PAAS) invites everyone to join them at this community event. Guest speaker will be Liston Singletary III, president of the Liberty County NAACP. All proceeds will benefit the PAAS scholarship fund. For more information, call 369-6082.

Pleasant Grove AME Church, 1450 W. Oglethorpe Highway, will present its annual black history program at 4 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “Keep Hope Alive.” Sponsored by the Winter Tea Committee, the program will spotlight some of Liberty County’s stars performing in “The Apollo at Pleasant Grove,” and a play written by Donald Lovette entitled “Hoe Your Row Out.” To appear at this event, call Randy Knox at 572-5203 or the church office at 368-4112. The public is invited to attend.

The 2007 Golden Isles St. Patrick’s Pageant will be presented at 10 a.m. March 10 at the Comfort Inn in Brunswick. Pageant divisions include: Baby Miss and Baby Mister, Toddler Miss and Toddler Mister, Wee Miss and Wee Mister, Tiny Miss and Tiny Mister, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss, and Miss. All proceeds from this pageant will benefit the Miss Golden Isles Scholarship Fund. Deadline for entry is March 5. For entry forms, call Ann Harrell at (912) 261-7940 or (912) 269-2839.

The Liberty County AARP chapter 5031 has announced Michael Burns, city executive, will speak Tuesday during its general meeting at the senior citizen center. All members are asked to attend and remember to bring cat and dog food for the Humane Society.

Helen’s Haven Children’s Advocacy Center invites the public to attend an open house event celebrating Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia Week Feb. 23-March 2 as part of a statewide effort. The event is planned for 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the center, 214 Fraser Drive in Hinesville. For more information regarding the open house celebration and services offered through Helen’s Haven CAC, contact Terri Liles at (912) 369-2326 or

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County, Inc. will host its annual banquet at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart on March 10. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the banquet dinner at 7 p.m. Antonio Carter, a Columbus radio personality, youth mentor and motivational speaker, will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased from any of the Eleven Black Men directors.

Savannah Coastal Puppetry Guild presents the Puppet People production “Fun with Blarney Goober, The Georgia Leprechaun” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Liberty Branch Library, 236 Memorial Drive, Hinesville.

Reunion for the Navy ship U.S.S. Cascade AD-16: There will be a reunion for the servicemen and crew of the Navy Ship U.S.S. Cascade on Sept. 23-30 in Boston, Mass. At the Holiday Inn Tweeksberry. For more information, call Barb Kennovin at (302) 975-2719 or Bob Cochran at (314) 843-6615.

The Hinesville/Fort Stewart Shrine Club Pageants: Because of conflicting circumstances, the annual Liberty County Junior Miss and Miss Pageants this year have been canceled. The 2006 pageant winners will reign until the 2008 pageants and may participate in all parades and activities throughout the year. If you have any questions, call Paul Hawkins at (912) 876-7485.

Liberty County Relay for Life: The first lap of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is for survivors, who are the heart and soul of Relay for Life. Local cancer survivors are requested to participate in this year’s event. The relay for Liberty County begins at 7 p.m. April 20 at Frank Long Elementary School .
Cancer survivors are strong, brave people. They are very important to the cause, bringing hope and joy to everyone around them. The Relay revolves around survivors and honoring them. These extraordinary people give hope, courage, and happiness to others at the Relay.
Sign up as a survivor for Relay and be recognized for your courageous battle against this horrible disease. If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor, please encourage them to participate. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at (912) 355-5196.

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