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Are you crafty? If you are, then please call Sara Swida at Keep Liberty County Beautiful and volunteer to show off your “recycled” craft at a Recycle Craft Fair May 19 at the old hospital site on Highway 84. I’ll have pictures to show you of two of my “recycle” projects and a homemade “mole chaser” my cousin made out of a bleach bottle. If you’ve taken any recyclable item and made it into a functional conversation piece, then we need you at this fair. Give Sara a call at 368-4888. See you there!

Adopt-A-Pet Day: GARD will sponsor another pet adoption day from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shaggy Shic in Pooler.  Shaggy Shic is next to the Piggly Wiggly. They will also be selling raffle tickets on a $300 basket from Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Ticket will be $3 each or two for $5. Donations will go back into the care for their heart worm positive dogs and their spay-and-neuter program. The headquarters for this wonderful “no-kill” rescue group is in Vermont. They have made several trips to Vermont, taking hundreds of pets to adoptive families. If you have old blankets, any cyclone fencing, doghouses, large cages, etc. that you no longer use, please donate to this organization. They have actually rescued animals from several animal control facilities throughout the Coastal Empire. Call Becky McConaghy at 876-3891 if you have something to donate.

Flea market: There will be a huge flea market Saturday at PoJo’s on Highway 17 next to Ida Mae and Joe’s Restaurant. There will be lots of bargains for everyone outside in the parking lot in front of PoJo’s. See you there!

Sanctuary saved: As many of you know from reading my column over the years, I’ve been a supporter and volunteer for Sanctuary on the Sapelo, a wildlife sanctuary in McIntosh County.  For the last year and a half, Nan Page, director, has been searching for a new location for the animals and facility. I’m sorry to say our congressman was no help at all in finding a new site. But through the generosity of two Darien residents, Claude Page (maybe a distant cousin) and Nikki Young, 20 acres has been donated on New Home Road, just off Smith Road near Crescent. The sanctuary plans to buy an additional 7-1/2 acres adjacent to the donated property, making it a total of 27-1/2 acres for the animals. There is a tremendous need for gasoline funding, since Nan drives over a thousand miles a month rescuing animals. If you wish to donate financially toward this cause, send your donation to Sanctuary on the Sapelo, Land and Building Fund, The Heritage Bank, P. O. Box 750, Darien, Ga. 31305 or directly to Sanctuary on the Sapelo, P. O. Box 222, Townsend, Ga. 31331. Once the site is prepped for moving the animals, I will make an announcement for volunteers. If any of you homebuilders can help with the future building projects, let me know. Right now, your donations will be greatly appreciated and put to good use.

Mark your calendars:
Saturday: Pet adoption day from noon to 5 p.m. at Shaggy Shic in Pooler.
Saturday: Big yard sale at PoJo’s in Midway
May 19: Recycle Craft Fair at old hospital site
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