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Fall 2021 Membership Deal @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

YMCA of Coastal Georgia Fall Membership Deals discounts Savannah Pooler

YMCA of Coastal Georgia Membership Promotions

FALL BACK INTO FITNESS WITH A FRIEND

During the month of September 2021, when members refer a friend to join the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, the friend can join with no joiner’s fee, and the member will receive a gift card pre-loaded with $50 in Y Cash good for any Y programming, beginning in October (like personal training, child care, etc.).

You can even apply it to your membership fee. Bring your buddy to the Y in September and you’ll both save.

Learn more here. 

Nine YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches: 
Effingham YMCA
Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA
Habersham YMCA
Islands YMCA
Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA
Richmond Hill YMCA
Tybee Island YMCA
West Chatham YMCA

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Savannah Private Schools: Fall 2021 Open Houses for Prospective Families

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Admissions season has begun! And yes, open houses and private tours of local private schools are still happening, even during these complicated times.

Come visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah private school open houses for prospective families include:

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St. Andrew’s School, a private, independent, college preparatory Wilmington Island school, ages 3-12th grade

Open Houses
OCT. 12 2021
NOV. 12 2021
JAN. 18 2022
8:30AM Grades 5 – 12
9:30AM Pre-K 3 through Grade 4
Register online here.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, an independent, non-denominational college prep Christian school, PreK-12th

Welcome Wednesdays Open houses @  Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS)
9:30AM
Nov. 3 2021
Dec. 1 2021
Reservations are required.
Register for Welcome Home Wednesdays online here.
For more information on this event or admissions at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, please email Kathi Strickland, Director of Family Relations, at kstrickland@savcps.com or call the admissions office at 912.629.5544.

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Veritas Academy, a private PreK-12th grade Savannah school offering a classical, Christ-centered, covenantal education.

Open House @ Veritas Academy, 9-11AM Thurs. Nov. 4 2021. RSVP online. Details here. 

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Benedictine Military School, an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school, grades 9-12. 

The Benedictine Military School Admissions Office welcomes parents to visit campus for a one-on-one personal tour. Come in to view the academic facilities and get a feel for the school day at BC. Click here to sign up for a personal tour.

After Hours School Tour: If you cannot make a tour during the normal school day, than this event is for you. Join a small handful of other families and take a tour around the school after hours. Please click here to schedule an after hours school tour.
After hours school tours will be offered on the following dates from 6-7PM:
Oct. 26, 2021
Nov. 9, 2021
Nov. 30, 2021

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Risen Savior Christian Academy (RSCA), a Christian, private Pooler school, two year-old preschool through 8th grade. Schedule a tour here. 

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Calvary Day School, a private, faith-based Savannah school, PreK-12th grade

You & your family are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of all the amazing opportunities available through private tours of Calvary Day School in Savannah . Learn more here. Call Calvary’s admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.  Scheduled assessment and shadow days will be on Wednesdays by appointment.

Calvary Day School Open House dates are listed under the “Visit Us” tab of the Admissions section.

Open house is Sun. Nov. 7 2021, 2PM. Please contact the Admissions Office at (912) 351-0700 to register for this event.

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Advanced Academics, tutoring for K-12 & customized preK-6th grade learning (full & half day) in Pooler

TOURS: Private tours can be set up by calling 912-348-2017. More information about customized learning on Advanced Academics campus for preschool through middle grades is available at www.adv-aca.com.

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Bethesda Academy, a private, all-male Savannah day school, grades 6-12

Schedule a private tour of Bethesda Academy by emailing or calling Admissions Director Stephanie VanVleck at 912-361-2068 or email stephanie.vanvleck@bethesdaacademy.org
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Savannah-Chatham Public School Open Houses start in January 2022. SouthernMamas.com will post those schedules & application info when it’s available. 

Savannah schools: Open Houses, Tours @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Open House Schools St. Andrew's School Savannah Wilmington Island private

School searching in Savannah?

Learn more about St. Andrew’s School, a private, independent, college preparatory Wilmington Island school, ages 3-12th grade @ one of the school’s upcoming open houses:

Open Houses
OCT. 12 2021
NOV. 12 2021
JAN. 18 2022
8:30AM Grades 5 – 12
9:30AM Pre-K 3 through Grade 4
Register online here.

St. Andrew’s (age 3 to grade 12) is an independent International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people each day in the area of academics, arts, and athletics.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Giveaway: A family four-pack of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

poppell farms hayrides pumpkin patch maze

UPDATE: Winner is Chelsea K.! Chelsea please email us at anne@southernmamas.com! Thanks to everyone who entered to win. A second Poppell Farms tickets giveaway will happen next month.

GIVEAWAY: A family four-pack of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze

SouthernMamas.com is giving a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader a family-four pack of tickets to Poppell Farms, a favorite fall daytrip destination from Savannah featuring a 10-acre maze, 20+ farm fun attractions, petting farm,hayrides & pumpkin patch. Open weekends in October starting Oct. 2.

Enter to win: Just go to the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page giveaway post here & tell us your favorite place to visit during Fall – state park, pumpkin patch, festival, museum, show, anything and anywhere.  Deadline to enter: 10PM Mon. Sept 27 . We’ll announce the winner here and on SouthernMamas.com Instagram & Facebook page soon after.

Be sure to visit Poppell Farms in October 2021. The farm is open every October weekend. Corn maze, hayrides, farm fun. Feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

Learn more about Poppell Farms including hours & special events here.

Poppell Farms, email  here, (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah private schools: Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Savannah schools preparatory prek high school SCPS

Happy 70th Birthday Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS)!

School searching in Savannah? Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School, an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school, during a Welcome Home Wednesday open house this fall.

Welcome Home Wednesdays

Open House Dates 2021
October 20 │ November 3 │ December 1
9:30AM
Reservations are required.
Register for Welcome Home Wednesdays online here.
For more information on this event or admissions at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, please email Kathi Strickland, Director of Family Relations, at kstrickland@savcps.com or call the admissions office at 912.629.5544.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653, www.savcps.com, On Facebook hereOn Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Family Fun Night, Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

sandbox children's museum hilton head

You’re invited to Free Family Fun Night Friday 5-8PM Oct. 1 @ The Sandbox Childdren’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Please reserve your space online at www.thesandbox.org. Click on Book Now.

The Hilton Head Island Noon Lions Club will be conducting FREE vision screenings for children of all ages and SC DHEC will be administering FREE Pfizer COVID19 vaccines.

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Support OVER THE MOON’s Community Diaper Drive, Savannah

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Over Moon Diaper Bank Savannah Drive Community Chatham County

“OVER THE MOON” to Hold Community Diaper Drive Sept. 22- Oct. 6, 2021

OVER THE MOON (Coastal Georgia’s only diaper bank) is holding a Community Diaper Drive Sept 22 through Oct. 6 throughout the Savannah area. You can help by dropping off diapers, training pants, or unscented baby wipes at any of the donation barrel sites listed online here.  OTM’s donation wish list is available through Target and the items ship directly to OVER THE MOON.

1 in 3 families’ health is threatened because they cannot afford to buy basic hygiene essentials. Safety-net programs, such as WIC and Food Stamps awarded through SNAP, do NOT cover the cost of diapers – taxed items in the state of Georgia.

OVER THE MOON’s Diaper Drive coincides with National Diaper Bank Awareness week which draws attention to the issue of diaper need in the U.S.

Savannah’s OVER THE MOON is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit in Coastal Georgia which provides diaper bundles, period supplies, and other hygiene necessities through partner agencies, community events and directly to families as-needed. OVER THE MOON aims to end “diaper need” and “period poverty” because they believe in dignity for all, no matter how big or small.

You can help OVER THE MOON meet their 2021 goal to collect over 50,000 diapers (wipes, too!) by contributing to this Community Diaper Drive 9/22-10/6. Public Donation Barrel locations throughout the Savannah area include:

CELIA DUNN SOTHEBY’S REAL ESTATE
17 W Charlton St., Downtown

COASTAL CARE PARTNERS
4 Village Walk, Skidaway Is.
7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive

DUCK DONUTS
7127 Hodgson Memorial Drive

JEWISH EDUCATION ALLIANCE
5111 Abercorn St.

ONCE UPON A CHILD
1100 Eisenhower Dr.

POOLER POLICE DEPARTMENT
100 US Hwy 80., Pooler

PURE BARRE
5521 Abercorn St. Midtown
10 Whitaker St. Downtown/City Market
461 Pooler Parkway, Pooler

SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
201 Habersham St., Downtown

SAVANNAH POWER YOGA
7360 Skidaway Road, Sandfly
461 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Is.

SEA, SALT & SUGAR NAIL SALON
1800 E. Victory Dr.

SOUTHERN MOTORS DEALERSHIPS
102 Park of Commerce, Chatham Parkway
10300 Abercorn St.
1500 GA Hwy. 21, Springfield

THE 5 SPOT
4430 Habersham St., Habersham Village

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If you would like an OVER THE MOON yard sign to promote the Diaper Drive, visit otmdiaperbank.org and let them know. OVER THE MOON will place a sign on your lawn at no expense to you and collect again by Oct. 8. (while supplies last).

Visit OVER THE MOON’s website for more details on the Diaper Drive, and please note that all sizes of diapers and training pants are needed, and open packs are accepted. Thank you for your support in this very special mission.

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FREE Trunk or Treat Festival @ Habersham YMCA, Savannah

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Trunk Treat Savannah 2021 Habersham YMCA

FREE FALL TRUNK OR TREAT FESTIVAL 2021 @ Habersham Branch YMCA, Savannah, 5PM Thurs. Oct. 21 2021.

You’re invited to the Habersham YMCA in Savannah for a night of family fun. This event is FREE to the community, so grab your family, neighbors and friends, put on your costumes, and come for a fall festival and some trunk-or-treating,

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Find more kid-friendly Savannah happenings in the SouthernMamas.com Events Calendar.

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Junior League of Savannah 73rd Annual Thrift Sale @ new location

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Junior League of Savannah thrift sale 2021 Fall

The popular Junior League of Savannah (JLS) annual Thrift Sale is back for 2021 and at a new location, the Oglethorpe Mall, on October 22–24.

The sale will feature over 4,500 square feet of the best deals on new and gently used children’s clothing and toys, furniture, boutique items, holiday decor and so much more.

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Junior League of Savannah (JLS) is proud to bring back its highly anticipated annual Thrift Sale on October 22–24, 2021. The Thrift Sale will take place at its new location inside the Oglethorpe Mall, near Macy’s in the former Hollister space, at 7804 Abercorn Extension, Savannah, Georgia 31406.

The weekend of savings will consist of the following events:

Thrift Sale Preview Party
Fri. Oct. 22, 6–8PM
Join JLS for an exclusive reception and premiere sale! You’ll get first access to all the best items and shop in a relaxed, evening setting. Snacks and beverages provided! Tickets for the Thrift Sale Preview Party are $30 and can be purchased in advance online at jrleaguesav.org/thrift-sale or at the door. By registering for pre-sale online before October 1, you’ll receive $5 off your ticket and an additional raffle entry!

Thrift Sale Day
Sat. Oct. 23, 8AM–2PM
This is a thrift sale unlike any other. Shop over 4,500 square feet of the best deals on new and gently used children’s clothing and toys, furniture, boutique, holiday decor and so much more! Tickets for Thrift Sale are $5 and can be purchased in advance online at jrleaguesav.org/thrift-sale or at the door.

Bonus Sale Day
Sun. Oct. 24, 11AM-2PM
This is your last chance to shop the sale. Admission is free.

The Chatham Area Transit (CAT) provides transportation to the Oglethorpe Mall with a bus depot conveniently located under the parking deck near the JCPenney entrance. Find route information and schedules here catchacat.org, to plan your visit.

The Thrift Sale events will be following COVID-19 safety protocols. Masks will be required at all times for all in attendance. A limited number of shoppers will be permitted into the space at one time to allow for social distancing.

Learn more here. 

You’re invited: Caroline Cares! Wear a helmet fundraiser

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Caroline Cares Bike Helmet Safety Savannah fundraiser

Photo by Anthony Justin Lewis

Caroline Cares! Real Bikers Wear Helmets! fundraiser, Oct. 2, 2021

Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head injury and brain injury.

You’re invited to come support this kid-friendly, nonprofit event – Caroline Cares! Wear a helmet! fundraiser, on Sat. Oct. 2, 4-7PM @ Coastal Beer Empire in Savannah.

This event will include games, root beer floats, food trucks, tap specials.

Come see:
Indian Motorcycle of Savannah
Wolfpack Club
McCall Honey

Location:
Coastal Beer Empire Co
79 Ross Road Savannah
Date: Sat. Oct. 2 2021, 4-7PM

(Halloween 2021 Savannah) Trunk or Treat @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Monday, September 20th, 2021

skidaway island state park savannah trunk treat halloween

Trunk or Treat @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah, 1-8PM Sat. Oct. 30 2021

Skidaway Island State Park’s Trunk or Treat 2021 will include outdoor activities/carnival-style games (1 – 4:30PM), a dog costume parade with an award for best costume, a pumpkin carving contest, kids’ pumpkin coloring, Trunk-or-Treat (4:30-6:30PM), and an outdoor Halloween-themed film the entire family can enjoy.

If you would like to give out candy or to sign up for the pumpkin carving contest, please call the park office or email ariel.gernatt@dnr.ga.gov to sign up. Pumpkin carving contest entry fee is $7. Prizes to be announced.

Wear your best costumes, bring your whole family (including your dog), and be ready for a night of fun,

Admission Fee: $5 per vehicle for parking. Dogs must be leashed.

Learn more here. 

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Find more kid-friendly Savannah happenings in the SouthernMamas.com Events Calendar.

Kindermusik Savannah Fall Giveaway: Win a free month of Kindermusik in October

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Kindermusik Savannah Bloomingdale

Giveaway for a free month of Kindermusik Savannah in October!

Enter your child at kindermusikwith88keys.com where one winning 0-7 year old will win the entire month of classes and materials!

Deadline is Sept 29.

For more info text 912-432-5885 or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

Location: Kindermusik with 88 Keys, 183 Deerfield Rd W, Bloomingdale GA 31302

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(Savannah Halloween) Wag-o-Ween Weekend 2021

Monday, September 20th, 2021

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Wag-O-Ween Weekend 2021 is a pet-friendly community event that takes place in downtown Savannah and attracts 1000+ yearly participants.

Money raised supports local animal rescues in their mission to place pets in ‘furever’ homes, subsidize no-barrier community spay and neuter, and support community education programs.

This year’s event will take place over two days – Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 23-24 2021, from noon-5PM – to allow for a less-crowded trick or treat route and social distancing at treat stops.

2021 swag bags, wristbands, and maps will be available for purchase both Saturday and Sunday at WoW registration booths ands pre-order

Pre-orders available now online here.

Please wear masks during these outdoor contact with vendors and treat stops.

Learn more here. 

10 Places in Savannah & the Lowcountry (& one daytrip) to explore in Fall 2021

Friday, September 17th, 2021
10 places kids visit Savannah museums state parks daytrips

10 kid-friendly local spots to visit this fall include Oatland Island Wildlife Center (pictured) in Savannah, home to more than 150 animals exhibited in natural habitats along a trail through forest and marsh lands. Exhibits include the “Wolf Wilderness” featuring gray wolves, armadillos, flying squirrels, screech owls and reptiles as well the Georgia Farm area with cows, sheep, goats and rabbits. Along the trail are cougars, bobcats, bison, alligators, red fox and birds of prey.

This week’s SouthernMamas.com newspaper article: 10 Places in Savannah & the Lowcountry to explore this fall with your kids.

1. Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
$5 for parking.
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-2300

2. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Tybee Is.
$10 per person. Children ages 4 and younger are free.
37 Meddin Drive
Tybee Is., GA 31328
912-786-5917

3. The Sandbox Children’s Museum & Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.
All Sandbox Children’s Museum admissions ticketing is now online here. 
$10 per person; free for members and children ages 11 months and younger; $7.50 for seniors ages 65 and older and active military members with valid ID; $3 EBT(SNAP) holders with valid ID and $3 for EBT children and infants
80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

Lowcountry Celebration Park
Free
94 Pope Avenue
Hilton Head Island 29928

4. Poppell Farms, Odum, Ga.
Poppell Farms opens Sat. Oct. 2 for the 2021 fall season, weekends Oct. 2-Oct. 31 2021.
Find hours at www.poppellfarms.com
$15 plus tax for Saturday/Sunday daytime admission for ages 4 and older.
1765 Hyma Poppell Loop
Odum, GA 31555
912-586-2215

5. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah
$5 for adults ages 17-64; $3 for children ages 3-17; seniors and military with valid ID; free for children ages 3 and younger.
711 Sandtown Road
Savannah, GA 31410​
(912) 395-1212

6. Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
$20 for adults; $18 for seniors, military with valid ID; $15 for students ages 13-25 with valid student ID; $5 for ages 5-12; free for ages 5 and younger.
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-790-8800

7. Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Hilton Head Is.
Free
229 Beach City Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843-255-7301

8. Savannah Children’s Museum
$8 per person (ages 18 month and older)
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, 31401
912-651-4292

9. Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
$11 per adult, $7 per child (ages 2-12)
601 W. Harris St.
Savannah, 31401
912.651.6823

10. Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
$9 per adult, $5 per child (ages 2-12)
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, 31401
912.232.3945

Learn more here.

10 places Hilton Head kids visit Mitchelville Freedom Park

10 kid-friendly local spots to visit this fall include Mitchelville Freedom Park (pictured) on Hilton Head Is., a free outdoor cultural attraction. This is the first place in the United States where Africans in America, just out of slavery and not yet citizens, governed themselves. Self-guided tours of exhibits.

 

Creative Spirit Art School in Savannah offers private art classes, portfolio prep

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Art School Savannah classes youth kids chatham county

At Creative Spirit Art School in Savannah, artist & art educator Julie Cummings offers art classes for all ages and skill levels – painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture/ceramics, mixed media, materials and techniques, skill building and experimental arts.
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Also offered: portfolio prep geared towards developing artistic skills, knowledge of materials and techniques and preparation of portfolio for middle school, high school, and college.

Art Sessions
Choose from:
Art Explorations/Portfolio Prep/
Creative Kiddos/Intermediate/Advanced Art classes

Your Session includes, 5 (60 minute) art classes with all materials included
Cost: $155 per Session
(Make up days can be scheduled for missed classes.)

Because there are no more than four students per class, Julie is able to provide an individualized teaching approach.

Learn more here. 

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About Artist & Art Educator Julie Cummings

Julie Cummings, artist and art educator at Creative Spirit Art School in Savannah has 14+ years of experience. She also has two years of specialized post graduate Art Therapy education and experience. Julie’s education background includes: BFA Painting/Drawing, LSU; MFA Illustration, SCAD; 2 years Post Grad Ed, Art Therapy, SMWC.

Julie’s teaching experience includes: five years K-12 and 6 years at the collegiate level, AASU. Julie has experience working with individuals with special needs including older adults with memory disorders. Julie’s worked with all ages and truly believes there is an artist in everyone.

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Remembering & celebrating Jason Statts of Savannah

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Jason Statts 2021 fest Savannah SCAD

Jason Statts of Savannah died Sept. 17 at Hospice Savannah.

Jason Statts, a 1996 SCAD graduate, was seriously wounded when an armed robber shot him in the neck on June 28, 2008, causing irreparable damage to Statts’ spinal column. Statts was a well-known and beloved professional graphic designer and local musician.

For years, Friends of Jason Statts have held an annual Savannah benefit to help subsidize medical care that Statts, a quadriplegic as a result of the shooting, requires.

This year the 12th Annual Statts Fest will be a celebration of Jason’s life 3-7PM Oct. 10 2021 at Starland Yard in Savannah. Learn more here.

There will be live music from Joe Nelson and James Pittman, Damon and the Sh*tkickers, and Bottles & Cans. There will also be food trucks, a raffle and Statts merchandise for sale. The celebration of life event will feature remarks by dear friends, a moment of remembrance and a slideshow of photos of Jason throughout the years.

Donations will be accepted at the door with a suggested donation of $10+/person. All money raised will go to Jason’s end of life care and outstanding medical bills.

The brainchild of longtime peers (through Statts’ many associations as a 1996 alumnus of SCAD, a professional art director, illustrator, and local musician), the inaugural Friends of Statts event was held at The Jinx in 2009. Over the years FOS has rallied in various venues and formats, but the essence is always the same: On this occasion in Savannah, we’re all Friends of Statts.

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