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Family Day @ Coastal Heritage Society’s sites, March 13, Savannah

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Family Day Coastal Heritage Society Savannah

Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah will host Family Day on Sat. March 13 2021 at all six of its museums including Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum & Old Fort Jackson. Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at each site through family-friendly, immersive activities that illustrate the narratives of Savannah’s past.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will have blacksmithing demonstrations throughout the day and will once again welcome visitors to take a Site Tour by Train.

Savannah Children’s Museum will have several activities including crafts, a scavenger hunt and a bottle rocket launch at noon.

Savannah History Museum will feature the popular Loyalists & Liberty Tours from 10am to 2pm.

Old Fort Jackson will thrill guests with cannon firings at 11am and 2pm.

Harper Fowlkes House and PinPoint Heritage Museum will host daily interpretation and guided tours.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Pin Point Heritage Museum, and the Loyalists & Liberty Tour @ Savannah History Museum all feature large, open-air spaces and all sites will employ enhanced sanitizing and distancing protocols.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online here.

Site Tours by Train are limited and boarding passes are issued on a first come, first served basis.

As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission. Become a member online here.

For the safety of all staff and guests, staff and guests are required to wear face coverings. Visitors are asked to adhere to City of Savannah, Chatham County, CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

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Coastal Heritage Society museums, historical sites reopened March 4, Savannah

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Savannah Children’s Museum, open Wed-Sat, 9:30AM-2:30PM, depending on weather

All Coastal Heritage Society historic sites and museums in Savannah reopened to the public Thurs. March 4 2021.

There will also be a special Family Day on March 13 2021. Details here.

New operating hours are as follows:

Georgia State Railroad MuseumSavannah History Museum, and Old Fort Jackson will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9AM to 4PM.

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30AM to 2:30PM.

Pin Point Heritage Museum will be open Thursday through Saturday from 9AM to 4PM.

Harper Fowlkes House will be open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10AM to 3PM. *Special opening on Thursday, March 4th from 10AM to 3PM.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online here.

As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission. Become a member online here.

For the safety of all staff and guests, social distancing protocols will be observed, implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures Both staff and guests are required to wear masks. Visitors are asked to adhere to the City of Savannah, Chatham County Commission and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

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Free Soccer Day for ages 2-8 with Soccer Shots Savannah

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Free Soccer Shots Savannah Forsyth Park 2021

Free soccer day March 27 for ages 2-8 with Soccer Shots Savannah

Want to try the program and meet their awesome coaches before you enroll? Soccer Shots is having a free soccer day at Forsyth Park on March 27 2021 for all children ages 2-8. You must preregister for this FREE event. Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.”

Questions? Contact Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.org​.

Enrollment Link: savannah.soccershots.com

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Easter Egg Hunts & Festivities 2021 in the Savannah area & Lowcountry

Monday, March 1st, 2021

SouthernMamas.com is compiling the annual Savannah-Lowcountry Easter Egg Hunt & Festivities list as events are announced. The 2021 list looks differently this year with fewer festivities but some smaller, outdoor Easter Egg hunts are still happening with COVID precautions. Email your organization’s Easter event info to anne@southernmamas.com.

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That beloved annual Savannah springtime tradition – the 4-H Chick Hatchery – will be a live stream this year due to the pandemic. Watch March 31-April 2 2021 on Chatham County 4-H YouTube site

Kids of all ages can watch the chicks emerge from their eggs . For more than two decades, Chatham County Cooperative Extension 4-H has run the hands-on display hatchery during the Easter season, allowing kids to hold newly hatched chicks. But for the past two seasons, it has been online instead.

Free & open to the public.

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Easter Market @ Islands Farmers Market, Whitemarsh Is.
Sat. April 3, 9AM-Noon for an Easter market. All vendors will have Easter eggs to pass out to the kids make sure to follow the bunny trail and collect your eggs.

401 Quarterman Drive Savannah, GA 31410

There will be a photographer on site doing two digital photos for $10. A picture of the background can be found under the event tab. 30+ vendors+ and doggy adoption.

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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunts Savannah Chatham County Glynn County 2021

2021 Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt @ Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, Brunswick, Glynn County
Due to COVID, this year will be a different twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt.
A 2-month long Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt instead of a 1-day event.
Easter Egg Hunts will be from March 3-April 30 2021 on Wednesdays-Sunday from 10AM-4PM.
Guests will arrive and pay admission (Ages 18-61 $8; 62+ $7; 6-17 $5; younger than 6 are FREE).
Guests will be given a Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt map & instructions.
Follow the instructions using the map for clues to answer the secret saying and then receive a prize bag filled with toy filled Easter Eggs & prizes. Guests can receive an EXTRA PRIZE for taking a selfie at one of the clue locations.
This event is for the ENTIRE FAMILY & all ages. Come out and enjoy the open spaces, have fun & tour the plantation.
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Free Easter Goodie Bags, visits with comfort dog @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Savannah
Stop by anytime between 10AM-noon on Sat. April 3 2021 for a free goodie bag from Trinity Lutheran Church. Organizers will share the Easter story every 30 minutes. Kids can also visit with Lizzie, a comfort dog.
Trinity Lutheran Church
12391 Mercy Blvd.
Savannah, GA
Free & open to the public
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Easter Egg Hunt Savannah 2021

Free Easter Egg hunt, 2PM Sat. April 3 2021, Bloom & Grow Market (outdoors), Savannah
Bloom & Grow Open Market
14 Brasseler Blvd, Savannah, GA 31419-9576
Over 1000 eggs filled with treasures at 2PM Easter egg hunt plus a weekly outdoor market from noon-6PM featuring food trucks, local makers, local vendors. A photo booth. Egg hunt will begin at 2PM and continues while supplies last. After hunting stop by the market marshmallow station to make candied marshmallows for $2 per child.
Questions? Email Bloomandgrowmarket@gmail.com

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Egg Hunts 2021 Easter Garden City Savannah

Garden City Egg Hunt, Sat. April 3 2021

Spring Fair @ True Vine World Harvest
1-4PM Sat. April 3 2021
5224 Augusta Rd, Savannah, GA 31408-1619

You’re invited to a day full of games, activities, and more. Masks and sanitation procedures will be in place.
Tickets: $10
Purchase tickets online here.

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Pooler Egg Hunt @ Noon Sun. April 4 2021
@ the Senior Center in Sangrena Woods.
Trolley shuttle will be available to take guests from Pooler Bible Church @ 1204 Hwy 80 in Pooler to the event @ the Senior Center. Three separate zones for kids of all ages.
Questions? Call 912.988.7444 or email info@poolerchurch.com. Free & open to the public.

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Easter Egg Hunts Savannah Hilton Head bluffton 2021

Hilton Head Is. / Bluffton SC Area Easter Egg Hunts 2021

Drive-thru Easter Eggstravaganza, 10:30AM Sat. April 3 2021
Drive by event. Stay in your cars, receive a goodie bag full of eggs (while supplies last)
With the help of the Easter Bunny, eggs filled by Pockets Full of Sunshine, a local non-profit employing adults with disabilities.
10:30AM Sat. April 3 2021 @ two Hilton Head Is. locations
TWO LOCATIONS: Shelter Cove Park (behind Poseidon Restaurant & Lowcountry Celebration Park (near Coligny Circle). 
Learn more here.

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Photos with the Easter Bunny @ Island Child on Hilton Head Is.

Free Easter Basket to the First 100 Children
Sat. March 27 & Sat. April 3 2021, 2-4PM

You will be able to take a photo of your child who will be at a safe distance in front of the bunny. No direct contact with the Easter Bunny will be permitted.

Island Child
The Village at Wexford
Hilton Head Is. SC 29928
843.686.5437

Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. Bluffton SC

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton Tanger Outlets SC

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, both locations, are open with reduced occupancy, online ticketing and reservations, and increased cleaning procedures!

Make your reservations to play online here. 

Questions? Call the museum for more information. Bluffton 843-705-6235, Hilton Head 843-842-7645

The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
1414 Fording Island Rd, Suite E-180
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Spring Celebration & Shearing @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Spring Celebration Shearing 2021 Savannah Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Spring Celebration & Shearing 2021 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, March 20 2021

From the animal’s body to the finished wool product. Observe and participate in the magical creation of a woolen shawl through all the stages of wool processing. Members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannah’s join Oatland staff and volunteers in making this traditional spring celebration fun for the whole family. ​

The Oatland angora goats will be sheared throughout the day with demonstrations of carding, spinning, dying and weaving the wool.

Crafts, games, and other children’s activities as well as a ​food truck will be available.

Spring Celebration and Shearing next event will be on March 20 2021 from 10AM – 2PM @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

Reservations for this annual event are available online @ Friends of Oatland Island. Click on the book online calendar, then click on March 20 to reserve your tickets for the Spring Celebration online.

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Coming soon: Pick your own strawberries @ Hodges Strawberry Farm, Dempsey Farms

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Hodges Farm – a local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of strawberries and thornless blackberries – is expected to open for strawberry picking season in a few weeks .

The farm is located on the Effingham/Screven County border just 20 minutes from Statesboro and 50 minutes from downtown Savannah. Cash or check with ID.

Learn more here. 

Follow on social media here for field updates.

HODGES STRAWBERRY FARM
8705 Ga HWY 21 N.
Newington, GA 30446
(912) 754-7257 cell (912)687-6448 cell (912)425-0690

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Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries on Saint Helena Is. SC near Beaufort will not have early strawberries this spring but will announce on social media here when that farm is close to opening for this spring’s normal strawberry season.

DEMPSEY FARMS
1576 SEA ISLAND PARKWAY
SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC 29920

843-838-3656 after 8AM for picking condition & field updates on hours

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U-Pick daffodil 2021 season is under way at this Okatie farm near Bluffton, SC. 

Details here. 

Free Easter 4 Kids Fest, Pooler, March 27

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Free Easter egg hunts Pooler 2019 Risen Savior Christian

Easter 4 Kids 2021 @ Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler

Easter 4 Kids @ Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler is a morning of connecting, learning, and fun centered on the comforting message of Jesus’ resurrection. Children age 3 through age 10 (participants must be potty-trained) are welcome to Easter 4 Kids…which includes the Good Friday and Easter story. Teachers and helpers are excited to share the love of Jesus with your child!

E4K Information

Dates: Sat. March 27, 2021

Time: 9AM-12:30PM

Location: Risen Savior campus, Pooler
1755 Quacco Road,
Pooler, GA, 31322

Open to children age 3 through age 10

Cost: Free, but registration requested. Register online here.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Spring 2021 youth golf classes with Golf Swing Studio, Savannah

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

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ASWING Junior Golf Spring 2021 Semester of Classes in Savannah

Are you looking for a “social distance” activity for your child this Spring 2021?

Benefits of golf lessons for your child include:

Develop your child’s character & leadership skills
Build the confidence of your child as they develop their golf skills
Structured, certified curriculum allowing the student to learn at their own pace
Individualized plans for golf improvement
Make friends that will last a lifetime
Fun!

Due to COVID-19, Golf Swing Studio Spring 2021 schedule of classes in Savannah has expanded in its offerings, but will be limited to the number of students in a class. Class sizes will have a minimum of 4 students and no more than 12 students.

Here is a list of the day and time of classes:

FUNdamental Class (for ages 5 yrs – 7 yrs old)
Thursday Class: 4-5:15PM
Saturday Class: 10:45AM- Noon

Prepare to Play Class (for ages 8 yrs – 12 yrs old)
Tuesday Class: 4-5:30PM
Saturday Class 9-10:30AM

Home School Class
Thursday Class: 1:30-2:45PM

*All classes must have 4 registered
*All class will have a max of 12 registered
*If you have 4 or more kids that would like to form a personalized group class, just contact Coach Paul

In order to register or view more specific information, visit www.A-Swing.com .

For additional questions or to register, contact Paul Johnson, PGA, at 912-421-8582. 

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U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Friday, February 19th, 2021

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U-PICK DAFFODILS OPENING Sat., Feb. 20 2021 for the (very short) 2021 daffodil season @ U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

UPDATE: SOLD OUT! U-pick will reopen Sat. March 13 2021, 9AM – until ? Best to come earlier in the day rather than later in case they sell out. PLEASE RESPECT OPENING TIME OF 9AM (no earlier arrivals)

Cost: 35 cents per stem.

Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates.

Follow along on the farm’s Facebook page to stay on top of the current supply status at the farm and any farm closing days.

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time, according to their Web site.

Now accepting debit & credit cards in addition to cash.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Daytrips

Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

Farmers’ Markets 2021 in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Bloom & Grow Open Market, Savannah
Spring Opening Farmers/Makers Market: March 20 4-7:30PM
4 Brasseler Blvd, Savannah, GA 31419-9576

Welcoming makers, crafters, farmers, and specialty goods into the market. Send us an email for consideration. Email bloomandgrowmarket@gmail.com

Kicking off first 2021 spring market on the first day of Spring with The Big cheese food truck, and vendors of all sorts. Featuring short presentations setup for those interested in learning how to grow your own micro-greens at home along with kits to buy.  Children’s activities including painting clay potters and plant seeds to grow at home. Cost for activities is $5 per family up to 3 children and $2 per child after that.

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Islands Farmers Market
401 Quarterman Drive
Savannah, GA 31410
Now open for Spring 2021
9AM-Noon Saturdays
Local food & craft vendors. Honey, eggs, meat, bread, donuts, poultry, soaps, jewelry, candles, wreathes and more.

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Forsyth Farmers Market
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
Located at the South End of Forsyth Park, Savannah
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Details here.

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Farmers Market of Bluffton 
Noon-5PM Thursdays
Open air community farmers market, live music, chef demos, kids activities
71 Green Street
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-415-2447
manager@farmersmarketbluffton.org
Details here.

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Hilton Head Island Farmers Market
9 AM-1 PM Tuesdays
@ the Coastal Discovery Museum
Fresh local produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she crab soup.
Free admission and parking.
Details hhifarmersmarket.com.

FIND MORE FREE LOCAL EVENTS HERE. 

(St. Patrick’s in Savannah 2021) Paint Tybee Island Green

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

St. Patrick's festivities 2021 Tybee Savannah

Yes, Savannah and Tybee Island’s St. Patrick’s Day parade & festivities are cancelled for 2021 due to the pandemic.

However, Tybee Island residents plan to celebrate the holiday in a creative, socially-distanced way: the Paint Tybee Ireland Green project with houses and businesses bedecked in green and St. Patrick’s decor.

Participants planning to decorate their property are asked to register here or email tybeeireland@yahoo.com by Feb. 20.

The socially-distanced celebration will be March 12-20. Maps of participating homes are available here. 

Learn more here. 

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More St. Patrick’s events

Hilton Head St. Patrick’s Parade, Pope Avenue, Sun. March 14, 3PM. Details here.

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Parade is cancelled. Events celebrating the Celtic Cross Ceremony, Greening of the Fountain, Jasper Green Ceremony and St. Patrick’s Day Mass will be virtual. Details here. 

New Tybee Island Marine Science Center location will open March 25

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Tybee Island Marine Science Center staff are preparing to open the new center (pictured) on Tybee’s North Beach @ 37 Meddin Dr.. (The former center location on Strand Avenue is closed.)

Planned Opening Schedule:

Thurs. March 25 2021 – The East Gallery will be open for our visitors to experience.

Sat. May 1 2021 – The West Gallery and Open-Air Gallery will be open for our visitors to experience.

Beginning March 25, hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 10AM to 4PM.

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Tybee Marine Science Center Gift Shop Opens Feb. 18 2021

Discovery Shop will open to the public on Thurs. Feb. 18. Come on in!

In addition to shopping, visitors can enjoy the views from both the amphitheater and Ship Watch Loft and watch the staff work on exhibits. Masks are required to enter. Shoppers will be allowed to shop in small groups socially distanced from other groups.

Don’t like crowds?
Shop online here.

Discovery Shop online at ShopTybee.org is brimming with unique and wonderful things to brighten up your day or give you a head-start on Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and even Mother’s Day shopping.

The shop focuses on coastal environmental items to include fun and cuddly puppets and plush critters, sea-themed jewelry, and informative books for all ages from local and regional authors. 100% of net proceeds support our animal care and rescue program.

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New location of Tybee Island Marine Science Center is 37 Meddin Dr..

Learn more about Tybee Island Marine Science Center here. 

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Songbirds book art workshop for kids @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Songbirds book Scribble Art Studio Savannah workshop art

Order your copy of Songbirds and reserve your space to draw along with Songbirds Illustrator, Paige P. Byrne, Savannah teacher and owner of Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

Spring is almost here and the birds are chirping!

Join Paige for a fun-filled morning of drawing and watercoloring birds from Songbirds Children’s Book, written by Shelton H. Shelton @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

Songbirds art workshop @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah
Saturday March 20 2021
10-11AM
To sign up, email publisher Jody Dyer at dyer.cbpublishing@gmail.com

This is an opportunity for your child to meet a book illustrator in person and have fun learning new art techniques.

Space is limited due to COVID restrictions so reserve your space today.

Class Requirements:
*An open mind and a copy of Songbirds Children’s Book. Email Publisher Jody Dyer at dyer.cbpublishing@gmail.com to order your copy
*Art supplies and smiles included

Faith and friendship inspired author Shelton H. Shelton to write this special picture book. The message encourages children to celebrate their differences and consider their greater purposes in life.

Visit www.songbirdscreations.com for more information on the book.

Scribble Art Studio
212 E 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Savannah Spring 2021 Sports: Soccer Shots For Ages 2-8

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Savannah soccer Wilmington Island Bluffton Pooler

Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Spring 2021 Park Season in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton is now open!

Soccer Shots is kicking off the season and wants your child to join them on Soccer Island!

This season, things will look a little different as Soccer Shots will implement several safety guidelines on soccer island and all their coaches will be wearing masks.

Soccer Shots will offer smaller class sizes, disinfecting equipment, maintaining distancing and using larger fields, along with a variety of other precautions to keep both children and staff safe.

Looking for a more personalized Soccer Shots Experience?

You can now host a neighborhood season for your child and their friends right in your backyard. Your squad, your way- and you get 50% off as the host. Call 762.333.1177 or email rwright@soccershots.org for details.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about their program. Or go straight to their enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com.

Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton!

Free soccer day March 27

Want to try the program and meet their awesome coaches before you enroll? Soccer Shots is having a free soccer day at Forsyth Park on March 27 2021 for all children ages 2-8. You must preregister for this FREE event. Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.”

Questions? Contact Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.org​.

Enrollment Link: savannah.soccershots.com

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