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Thanks for being so patient while your over tasked hostess figured out how to continue blogging Richmond Hill. Stay tuned for some really fun stuff. As always, feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions, comments, concerns or ideas.

Now, the Mayor’s Motorcade…

Richmond Hill Participating in Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

The City of Richmond Hill will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of the state’s mental health and retardation hospitals.

For 50 years, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.

The program, begun by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in cooperation with Governor Ernest Vandiver, relies on citizen participation in each city to donate gifts for the patients, many of who would not receive gifts or be recognized without the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. According to hospital staff, many of the patients at these hospitals have lived there most of their lives and have little, if any, support or contact with friends and family.

Donated items from the City of Richmond Hill will be delivered to Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Civic organizations, businesses, churches, schools, scout troops and individual citizens are encouraged to help with the collection of gifts for the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.

Drop-off locations include the Richmond Hill City Hall, the Bryan County Courthouse, and the Bryan County Annex/Jack Kingston Building.

Needed items include:
Miscellaneous Gifts:
Board Games
Baseball Caps
Walkman Radios
Top 40 Tapes/CD
Tote Bags
Movies (PG or G only)
Hair Accessories
Personal Care Items:
Shaving Lotion
After Shave
Cosmetic Cases
Body Lotion New Clothing:
(Extra Large through 4XXXX-Women)
Bedroom Shoes
Tennis Shoe
Sweat Shirts/Pants

For more information on how groups and businesses can participate, please call Jan Bass at 912-756-6459 or go online to

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 510 member cities.


  1. Thank you for spreading the word! Our gift collection was very successful. mnay local businesses and residents were able to contribute. i have a great pic of the quantity of stuff we received in the boxes. thank you again for publishing this information and thank you to the community for helping us (the city of Richmond Hill) acheieve our “goal”. Residents at Georgia Regional Hospital will have a gift to open this Christmas Day.

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