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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
Cards
T-Shirts
Baseball Caps
Watches
Walkman Radios
Top 40 Tapes/CD
Wallets
Stationary
Pens/Pencils
Tote Bags
Cookies/Snacks
Movies (PG or G only)
Hair Accessories
Personal Care Items:
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Combs/Brushes
Cosmetics
Shaving Lotion
Deodorant
After Shave
Cosmetic Cases
Shampoo/Conditioner
Body Lotion New Clothing:
(Extra Large through 4XXXX-Women)
(Small-Men)
Pajamas/Nightgowns/Bathrobes
Socks
Underwear
Bedroom Shoes
Tennis Shoe
Hats
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 www.richmondhill-ga.gov.

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.

SMA Charity Yard Sale

So Many Angels is a local non-profit created to help wage war against Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Our community was blessed with angels, Skylar and Cassidy, in 1997. They were diagnosed with SMA and their family and their community rallied around them.

You can find more information about SMA Angels by visiting their website.

After you do that, show your support at the SMA Yard Sale on Saturday, March 1st, at the Ford Plaza in Richmond Hill.

SMA Angels

**Special Thanks to Andrea Hillis of Hillis Photography for giving me the heads up.