Community Briefs

Rusty Wright Band to perform for Adopt a Pet

MUNDY TWP. — The Rusty Wright Band and The Lava Room will host a fundraiser for Adopt a Pet Inc. of Fenton at 8 p.m. Jan. 29. The Lava Room, lG-2520 Hill Rd., is located in the Shap’s Restaurant building. The Lava Room entrance is at the rear of the building.

Adopt a Pet Inc. is a non-profit animal rescue organization with a no-kill policy. The Jan. 29 show is a rare local appearance for the Genesee County-based band which now spends much of the year touring nationally and internationally. Rusty and Laurie were longtime Davison residents and Laurie is a 1977 DHS alumni. — G.G.

Hurley Auxiliary celebrates 55th birthday

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center Auxiliary members will celebrate the organization’s 55th birthday at their luncheon Feb. 15 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger, Flint.

During 2010, the group’s 159 members donated a total of 40,000 hours of volunteer work in their 19 separate services. A check for $100,000 will be given to Patrick Wardell, Hurley president and chief executive officer, representing the Auxiliary’s fourth payment toward a $500,000 pledge for the Emergency Department Renovation Project.

The money was raised from sales in the Medical Center gift shop and patient hospitality cart and by other fundraising events and activities. Auxiliary members will receive service pins for total hours worked since joining the Auxiliary.

Last year, Hurley’s 350 volunteers donated more than 60,000 hours of service to the Hurley Medical Center. Since 1956, the Auxiliary has donated more than $3.8 million to the medical center for needed programs and equipment.

Approximately 100 high school students explore health careers each year by volunteering their time through the Health Career Volunteer Program and summer Red Cross youth program.

Hurley employees contributed their time to help raise funds for worthwhile programs such as Children’s Miracle Network and to coordinate community events for African American Heritage Month. Hurley receives additional volunteer support from Foster Grandparents through the Family Service Agency, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the AARP Foundation.

Volunteers provide help in departments and offices throughout the hospital. — G.G.

Local ski areas partner with McDonald’s

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan McDonald’s and 25 ski areas across the state have teamed up to offer Discover Michigan Skiing & Snowboarding. The program includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or cross-country trail pass. The program, which will be honored until Jan. 31, is $30 for downhill skiing, $20 for cross-country skiing and $40 for snowboarding.

To sign up, interested beginners must have a Discover Michigan Skiing & Snowboarding Value Voucher, available at participating Michigan McDonald’s restaurants and MSIA retail ski stores while quantities last. A printable voucher, and a list of ski facilities that offer the program, is also available online at Mt. Holly in Groveland Township and Pine Knob Resort in Clarkston are among the resorts participating. — G.G.

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