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June 2021

FREE HIV TESTING

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(COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT) The Coastal Health District will hold several HIV testing events throughout the month of June to bring awareness to National HIV Testing Day and the importance of knowing your status. All testing is free and confidential and results will be available in about one minute. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for anyone who tests positive and counseling will be made available to those individuals. For more information on Coastal Health District HIV services, please visit gachd.org/hiv.

FREE ONLINE PR CLASS

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(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, June 24 at 6 p.m., the City of Savannah will be hosting, “Increase Positive Buzz in the Community and Online,” a free online class offered by the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center and presented by community publicist Marjorie Young, who will share powerful tips on how to position yourself as the authority in your field, how to create brand ambassadors by forming an Advisory Board, and how to create a Repeatable Tagline™ that helps the positive buzz spread easier and faster. Registration is required and can be done here: https://www.savannahga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=4569&month=6&year=2021&day=24&calType=0

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS

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(WJCL) With COVID-19 cases on the decline, it’s slowly becoming safer to gather. As a result of this, summer camps are back and reopening this summer. YMCA of Coastal Georgia Summer Day Camp provides a fun and unique experience for both children and teens. Kids can experience the best summer ever while meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests, being physically active and creating memories that last a lifetime. Submit your application, see registration deadlines and pricing for the YMCA’s various locations here: https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/main/member-link/#/programs/69/summer-day-camp/

100 YEARS OF SERVICE

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. is preparing to mark a major milestone in the company’s history. On July 21, 2021, Colonial will be celebrating 100 years in business. The company was founded by Raymond M. Demere on July 21, 1921. Over the years, Colonial Group has diversified to be the umbrella company for Colonial Oil IndustriesColonial TerminalsEnmarketColonial Compliance SystemsColonial EnergyColonial Chemical SolutionsColonial TowingSavannah Yacht Center and Aqua Smart. The company plans to observe its 100th anniversary over the next several months with several activities and events including the placement of a historical marker near where Colonial’s first service station was located at 342 Drayton St. A commemorative logo has also been designed and will be used for several years to observe the company’s centennial of service.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLINICS

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(COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT) The Chatham County Health Department is planning no-cost vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings for Chatham County school students. Immunization services will also be available at regular cost, with most insurances accepted. Clinics will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 and 29 at the Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.

VACCINE ACCESS AND ACCEPTANCE THINK TANK

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia are holding “Listening Sessions” to seek input in developing a community-led training program on COVID-19 vaccine awareness and acceptance. During the first two of three planned sessions, participants said that information about COVID-19 and flu vaccines could be more effective.