Protect Athletes Pearly Whites From Long-term Damage

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Protect Athletes Pearly Whites From Long-term Damage

By Cynthia Wright

While growing up, almost 50 percent of kids will have some type of injury to a tooth, often after a fall, sports injury, or a fight. In most cases, teeth injuries are not life threatening, but occasionally, a child may develop serious complications. Injuries can also have long-lasting effects on appearance and self confidence.

When opening her second dental office in Sandfly, Dr. Angela Canfield decided to develop and implement the Canfield Mouth Shield Program, as a way to help the youth in Savannah maintain a healthy smile. Last year was the first year running the program, and Benedictine Military School Cadets received a donation of over $9,000 worth of custom fit mouth gear for their entire team.

Trained to provide dental implants, one-day crowns, bridges, dental surgery, and porcelain veneers, Dr. Canfield began her career with an undergraduate degree in Biology with an emphasis in nutrition and gerontology from West Virginia University. From there, she graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2005 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

“After attending West Virginia School of Dentistry, I completed advanced courses in restorative and cosmetic dentistry as well as orthodontics and periodontics,” said Dr. Canfield.
 Now, she is a licensed member of the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentistry.

“My husband and I wanted to live near the beach,” she says. “In an area with warmer weather. We loved the history and vibe in Savannah, and here we are.” And here she has grown her Dentistry business.

Dr. Canfield owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs located in Rincon, GA at 5871 HWY 21 South, and Sandfly Family Dental located in the Norwood Market in Savannah, GA. Working with all members of the family, including young children, 
Dr. Canfield said, “We integrate the latest dental technology, including E4D technology, low-radiation digital X-rays, intra-oral cameras and high-powered telescopic loupes with a friendly and personal approach.”

Dr. Canfield said, “I decided to start the Canfield Mouth Shield program last year after opening my second dental location as a way to give by to the community. My husband and I love sports, and mouth guards are a very important protective piece for a young athlete to wear.”

Custom-made intact mouth guards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries, like broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue by their teeth. According to the American Dental Association, the most effective mouthguard should be comfortable, resistant to tearing, and resilient. A mouthguard should fit properly, be durable, easily cleaned, and not restrict speech or breathing.

“Damaging jaw and tooth impact can be caused by anything from direct contact to a misplaced step while running,” said Dr. Canfield. “Research shows that wearing custom-fit mouth guards reduces the risk of severe injuries.”

Types of Dental injuries to the teeth can be grouped in three different categories with care specific to each type: Fracture, Avulsion and Luxation. A fracture can be classified as a root fracture, broken tooth or chipped tooth. If a player fractures a tooth, Dr. Canfield recommends stabilizes the portion of tooth still in mouth by gently biting on towel to control bleeding. The player should then be immediately taken to a dentist, with tooth fragments transported in a cup of milk, saline soaked gauze, or under the athlete’s tongue.

Avulsion is when the entire tooth, including root, is knocked out of the player’s mouth. When this happens, only do not handle tooth by the root and do not brush, scrub, or sterilize tooth. If tooth is dirty, gently rinse with water. Place the tooth back in socket and have the athlete gently bite down on towel. If you can’t reimplant tooth, transport it in the same solutions as you would for a fracture.

Luxation occurs when the tooth is in socket, but in a wrong position. An extruded tooth appears longer than surrounding teeth because it is pulled up; a lateral displacement is when a tooth is pushed back or pulled forward.

It is important to remember that damaged teeth do not grow back. Athletes undergoing orthodontic treatment present a particular problem as they are potentially at greater risk of injury because of increased tooth mobility and the presence of orthodontic appliances.

Dental injuries can be easily prevented, and it has been suggested that a properly fitted custom mouthguard may reduce the rate of concussion as well as dental injuries. The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that the use of mouth guards prevents approximately 200,000 injuries per year in high school and college football teams alone. But mouth guards are important for all types of sports.

Some experts recommend that mouthguards be worn by athletes in competitive and recreational sports in which impact, contact and collision are likely to occur. The American Dental Association recommends wearing custom mouthguards for the following sports: acrobats, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shot putting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, and wrestling. Other experts include baseball and softball infielders on that list. They further recommend the mouthguard to be worn during all practices and competition.

Last year, Dr. Canfield donated maroon and white mouth guards to the Benedictine Military School football team, a donation totaling over $9,000 worth of protection equipment. This year, the advisory board chose Robert W. Groves High School and Hancock Day School to be the recipients for the 2015 Canfield Mouth Shield Program. These schools were selected out of the applications received from all over Savannah.

The mouth guards for Groves have a one year warranty. The warranty covers the dental expenses incurred by players if they are injured while wearing the mouth guards. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident.

Every year, Dr. Canfield will be selecting an impact sports team to donate mouth guards as part of The Canfield Mouth-Shield Program. Applications for the 2016 Canfield Mouth-Shield Team should be submitted before June 1, 2016 to be considered by the advisory board. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/community/ or call 912.826.4037.

Mother Daughter Derby Day Chari-TEA Raises $500 for Local Children’s Hospital

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Next Generation was presented a $500 check from Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing, in support of Next Generation’s Angel Wings campaign, for a special neonatal unit transport ambulance for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Participants attending Shirley’s inaugural Derby Day Mother Daughter Chari-TEA, held in May, made this donation possible.

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Its mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience for children and to further educate parents on children’s healthcare matters through fundraising, volunteer service and educational outreach.

The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center provides care for approximately 65,000 children each year, with more than 6,500 inpatient admissions. The facility also houses the only Level III neonatal intensive care nursery in the region and is the only one in southeast Georgia equipped to treat the most critically ill and premature newborns. Services include a specially trained emergency transport team and an ambulance outfitted with customized newborn equipment to transport premature newborns and critically ill infants to the facility. The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center currently transports more than 350 infants to its neonatal intensive care nursery (NICN) each year from a 24-county region throughout southeast Georgia. A new neonatal transport ambulance is needed to provide a critical upgrade in the Hospital’s ability to meet those needs.

“I was so pleased that mothers and grandmothers and their little girls joined my daughters and me in showing support for those precious babies who desperately need our help, while also recognizing all mothers with a tea in their honor,” said Shirley, “This new neonatal transport ambulance will greatly expand The Children’s Hospital’s ability to offer emergency care for premature newborns and infants in need of special medical or surgical attention.”

The Next Generation has committed to raising $50,000 each year for the next five years for a total commitment of $250,000 for the Angel Wings project, The organization is currently in its second fundraising year. For more information about Next Generation, visit http://www.nextgenerationsavannah.com

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Neilie Dunn, President of Next Generation, accepts donation from Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing(LEFT TO RIGHT) Neilie Dunn, President of Next Generation, accepts donation from Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing 2

MORE INFORMATION ON MATILDA JANE CLOTHING
Matilda Jane Clothing (MJC) was founded by Denise DeMarchis in 2006 as a kitchen table startup that has quickly grown into a national children’s clothing business. Available in girls and adult sizes with designs that are youthful, playful and expressive, the brand’s whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. MJC sales are made directly though a Trunk Keeper, a representative who gets to know her customers personally. The exclusive sale of clothing by Trunk Keepers is a direct selling model allowing business opportunities for entrepreneurial women driven by creativity and relationship building. For more information, visit www.matildajaneclothing.com

MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEXT GENERATION
The Next Generation strives to brighten the everyday lives of children and their families during their stay at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. The organization seeks to create a warm and cheering atmosphere in the hospital to bring comfort to sick children and their families during such a difficult time. Its mission is to provide 100% of net funds raised through events and corporate and member contributions to support The Children’s Hospital’s equipment needs, services, and programs. In addition to fundraising, The Next Generation is dedicated to volunteer service and meeting the community’s pediatric educational needs.

For more information, contact:
Robyn Shirley
Team Leader & Trunk Keeper
Matilda Jane Clothing
843-384-3842
robyns@matildajaneclothing.com

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Enmarket Raises Over $90K for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that their customers helped raise $90,234 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. During the entire month of May, the company’s 63 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina sold Light The Night paper balloon icons for $1 each in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.

Enmarket also held Full-Service Fridays in Springfield, GA; Tifton, GA; Bluffton, SC; and Arden, NC. A Full-Service Friday allowed customers to pull into the enmarket store, where members of the enmarket management team pumped gas, wiped windows and handed out coupons in hopes of collecting donations for LLS’ 2015 Light the Night event.

“I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the extraordinary generosity of our customers,” said Vice President Houstoun Demere, who lost his mother to leukemia when he was just 6 years old. “Their support will go a long way to helping the LLS find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.”

The three enmarket stations that raised the most money were the stores on Hwy 21 South in Springfield, GA, Northside Drive West in Statesboro, GA and Midtown Drive in Beaufort, SC.

Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, October 16 in Forsyth Park. During the event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the walk route. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of someone carry gold balloons. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga or call 912-436-3280.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

The Georgia Chapter serves patients with a variety of programs including the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program, the Trish Greene Back to School program for children with cancer as well as financial assistance programs which last year provided over $1.59 million to patients statewide. Currently, the Georgia Chapter funds $2.75 million towards research grants in multi-year agreements with Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Georgia Regents University. There were approximately 3,650 new diagnoses for blood cancer in Georgia in 2011. For more information on the Georgia chapter of LLS, please call 800-399-7312 or 404-720-7900 or visit www.lls.org/ga.

(LEFT to RIGHT) Houstoun Demere, Vice President of enmarket, presents check to Dana Stevens, Area Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society handshake

(LEFT to RIGHT) Houstoun Demere, Vice President of enmarket, presents check to Dana Stevens, Area Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society handshake

(LEFT to RIGHT) Houstoun Demere, Vice President of enmarket, presents check to Dana Stevens, Area Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

(LEFT to RIGHT) Houstoun Demere, Vice President of enmarket, presents check to Dana Stevens, Area Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 63 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Most stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, and all stores offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket’s gasoline is filtered through a trademarked Double Filtered System, resulting in gasoline and diesel that is clean and 100-percent water-free. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using an enmarket Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 
or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Stand Up for the Butterfly on Superhero Saturday Held at the Savannah Mall

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall invited the public to be a superhero for the day by helping to save butterflies. Encouraging visitors to dress up as their favorite super on Saturday, June 20, the mall hosted a variety of engaging and educational activities focused on promoting the environmental protection of butterflies, specifically monarch butterflies which are facing extinction. A SuperHero meet and greet featured Marvel Characters SpiderMan and IronMan.

Howard Turner, a Chatham County Master Gardener and Master Naturalist from The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension – Chatham County service, discussed butterfly gardens, explaining which native plants and host plants are most attractive to butterflies and caterpillars.

Turner has owned and operated a nursery, Ann and Howard’s Plants, for ten years with his wife. “People generally know that butterflies get nectar from every flower they see, but the plant that butterflies lay their eggs are vital to their survival. If caterpillars don’t have a host plant, they will not be able to eat,” said Turner.

A representative from Live Oak Public Libraries held arts and crafts activities including coloring sheets, bookmark and butterfly stamps. The library will be back in July with story time with books themed around butterflies and the need to protect the species. Monarch butterflies are extremely at risk as they face extinction. Monarch butterflies do not fly in flocks like birds do. Each butterfly flies alone, but travels the same route as other monarchs. There may be thousands flying at the same time. Monarchs can migrate as far as 2,000 miles. The Savannah Mall gave away 300 seed packets for monarch butterfly attracting plants.

Oatland Island partnered with the Savannah Mall on Superhero Saturday and brought their bee-keeper to explain the benefits of pollination and the impact a small creature like a bee or butterfly can have on our environment. The Savannah Mall has also announced that Oatland Island will be receiving $1 from every adopt-a-butterfly kit sold this summer.

Superhero Saturday was intended to kick off the Savannah Mall’s LIVE Butterfly Exhibit that will be held in Center Court from July 3 through August 2. The exhibit will feature over 200 live butterflies from a variety of species tucked away inside a beautiful conservatory, decorated and complete with plants conducive to butterfly flight. The program also features educational displays, butterfly crafts and life-cycle kiosks. For more information, visit http://www.adoptabutterfly.com or www.savannahmall.com

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ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, Saigon Flavors, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café American Deli and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nutty Bavarian. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or orsib@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Groves and Hancock Chosen to Receive Donation of Custom Fit Mouth Guards from Sandfly Family Dental

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Savannah Schools Selected for 2015 Canfield Mouth Shield Program Announced

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, DDS of Sandfly Family Dental, announces that Robert W. Groves High School and Hancock Day School will be the recipients for the 2015 Canfield Mouth Shield Program. These schools were selected out of the applications received from all over Savannah.

The schools will be scheduling a time for Dr. Canfield and her team to custom fit, mold and examine each player’s mouth guards. A process and savings of approximately $85 per piece. Dr. Canfield will be donating mouth guards in respective team colors to every player of Groves and Hancock free of charge.

Custom-made intact mouth guards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries, like broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue by their teeth.

“Damaging jaw and tooth impact can be caused by anything from direct contact to a misplaced step while running,” said Dr. Canfield. “I choose to start this program and donate the gear because research shows that wearing custom-fit mouth guards reduces the risk of severe injuries.”

The mouth guards for Groves have a one year warranty. The warranty covers the dental expenses incurred by players if they are injured while wearing the mouth guards. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident.

The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that the use of mouth guards prevents approximately 200,000 injuries per year in high school and college football teams alone.

Every year, Dr. Canfield will be selecting an impact sports team to donate mouth guards as part of The Canfield Mouth-Shield Program. Applications for the 2016 Canfield Mouth-Shield Team should be submitted before June 1, 2016 to be considered by the advisory board.

ABOUT DR. ANGELA CANFIELD
Dr. Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. She owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs located in Rincon, GA at 5871 HWY 21 South, and Sandfly Family Dental located in the Norwood Market in Savannah, GA. Both dental offices provide Family/Preventative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontic Dentistry, Digital X-Rays, E4D One Day Crowns, Electronic Claims, Intra Oral Camera and Paperless Charting. The offices are open Monday through Friday and offer evening appointments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

For more information, contact:
Angela C. Canfield DDS
molar799@yahoo.com
912-713-1398 Cell
912-826-4037 office
http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com

Media inquiries, contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Savannah Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Enmarket Stations with Community Involvement Award

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, which has recently rebranded as enmarket, received The Gulfstream Community Involvement Award at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo and Awards Banquet. Enmarket was one of eight businesses honored out of the Savannah market from a variety of categories.

Awards were based on peer nominations and recognized community leaders and companies that represent hospitality, industry and small business.

Last year, enmarket was integral in promoting local nonprofit organizations and healthy initiatives for the communities enmarket serves. As the title sponsor of the Savannah River Bridge Run, the company raised $10,000 for the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP) at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital.

Enmarket was recently honored with a National Partner Award from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for raising $70K last year through fundraising efforts including “Full-Service Fridays” and paper icon sales. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $83,706 in support LLS this year.

In addition, enmarket is hosting the second annual Encourage Health Education Series. In total, Encourage Health Education Sponsors have allotted $10,000 to be awarded to area nonprofit organizations. Last year, the inaugural Encourage Health Education Series raised $7,200 for local 501c3 organizations that has a mission to improve the health of our community.

Explaining that being involved in the community is a part of the corporate culture, Houstoun Demere, vice president of enmarket, said, “We are always happy to give back to the community and make sure community members know they have the company’s support. We have been involved since day one and will continue our efforts moving forward.”

Principal sponsors of the Business Expo and Awards Banquet included City of Savannah, Comcast Business, Creative Approach, Georgia Power, Gulfstream and World Trade Center Savannah.

Other sponsors included DPR Construction, Infinity, Inc., J.L. Williamson Law Group, Advertising Specialty Services, AT&T, Georgia Southern University College of Business, Point University and Wells Fargo.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) William W. Hubbard, President & CEO of Savannah Chamber of Commerce; Jay Neely, Vice President of Law & Public Affairs for Gulfstream Aerospace; Houstoun Demere, Vice President of enmarket; Michael C. Traynor, Publisher of Savannah Morning News

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 63 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Most stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, and all stores offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket’s gasoline is filtered through a trademarked Double Filtered System, resulting in gasoline and diesel that is clean and 100-percent water-free. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using an enmarket Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 
or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

Stand Up for the Butterfly on Superhero Saturday at the Savannah Mall

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall invites the public to be a superhero for the day by helping to save butterflies. Encouraging visitors to dress up as their favorite super from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, the mall will host a variety of engaging and education activities focused on promoting the environmental protection of butterflies, specifically monarch butterflies which are facing extinction. A SuperHero meet and greet will feature Marvel Characters SpiderMan and IronMan from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Howard Turner, a Chatham County Master Gardener and Master Naturalist from The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension – Chatham County service, will discuss butterfly gardens, explaining which native plants and host plants are most attractive to butterflies and caterpillars.

Turner has owned and operated a nursery, Ann and Howard’s Plants, for ten years with his wife. “People generally know that butterflies get nectar from every flower they see, but the plant that butterflies lay their eggs are vital to their survival. If caterpillars don’t have a host plant, they will not be able to eat,” said Turner.

A representative from Live Oak Public Libraries will be hosting arts and crafts activities including coloring sheets, bookmark and butterfly stamps. The library will be back in July with story time with books themed around butterflies and the need to protect the species. Monarch butterflies are extremely at risk as they face extinction. Monarch butterflies do not fly in flocks like birds do. Each butterfly flies alone, but travels the same route as other monarchs. There may be thousands flying at the same time. Monarchs can migrate as far as 2,000 miles. The Savannah Mall will be giving away 300 seed packets for monarch butterfly attracting plants.

Oatland Island has partnered with the Savannah Mall on this Superhero Saturday, and will be bringing their bee-keeper to explain the benefits of pollination and the impact a small creature like a bee or butterfly can have on our environment. The Savannah Mall has also announced that Oatland Island will be receiving $1 from every adopt-a-butterfly kit sold this summer.

Superhero Saturday is intended to kick off the Savannah Mall’s LIVE Butterfly Exhibit that will be held in Center Court from July 3 through August 2. The exhibit will feature over 200 live butterflies from a variety of species tucked away inside a beautiful conservatory, decorated and complete with plants conducive to butterfly flight. The program also features educational displays, butterfly crafts and life-cycle kiosks. For more information, visit http://www.adoptabutterfly.com or www.savannahmall.com

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, Saigon Flavors, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nutty Bavarian. The Savannah Mall plans to open Wing Shack. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or orsib@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990