Davison Common Ground meets, events returning for summer



DAVISON — Davison Common Ground held it’s second meeting of the year, April 6, after being off most of 2020 due to COVID-19.

Held to help these groups, governmental agencies and churches “connect the dots,” Common Ground is a way to encourage less overlap and more cooperation.

First Baptist Church, 208 E. Fourth St. in Davison, introduced its new pastor, Mike Haliburton and mentioned some upcoming events.

There will be a Family Fun Day, April 24, in gym at the church from 3-5 p.m. with games and other fun activities.

Also, the church will take part this year in the M-15 Heritage Route Yard Sale, May 1, in the gym from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Davison City Manager Andrea Schroeder offered updates about city happenings, including the planned May 10 reopening of the 67th District Court located inside the Davison Municipal Building, 200 E. Flint St.

She also said restrooms at the Jack Abernathy Regional Park should reopen soon.

The city will hold the annual Friday Night Car Cruises starting June 4 from 6-8 p.m.

LaDawn Hastings, director of the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce, said the Festival of Flags will take place this year, after being shut down last year due to COVID-19. The festival is scheduled to being June 9 starting with the parade down Main Street.

The festival will run June 9-13 at Lake Callis Recreational Complex.

Davison Schools Superintendent Kevin Brown congratulated the State Champion Varsity Wrestling team for their title win two weeks ago.

This was a tremendous accomplishment,” said Brown. “We had five individual wrestlers win individual titles. That might be a school record. It’s been a remarkable year for those kids and coach (Roy) Hall.”

Brown said the district is planning a Senior Day at Lake Callis, something he’s working on with Davison Township Parks and Recreation. Details are not available yet. He said parents are offering a prom night for students, not associated with the school district, but added plans are in the works to possibly hold an honors night and present scholarships.

Casey Reed, director of Davison Township Parks and Recreation, said the township is planning to hold the opening of Lake Callis on May 29, kicking things off with the annual youth fishing derby. She said the township is looking for donations of items to place in the goodie bags for the participants – things like bobbers, bait and snacks.

She said Lake Callis will also resume Beach Movie Nights this summer, all hosted by Fernco Inc. The first movie night will be June 18.