GM/UAW Summerfest offered up free family fun





Michelle Maust of the Organization for Bat Conservation, which operates the Bat Zone at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, shows off Angus, an Egyptian fruit bat that was part of a live bat exhibit.

Michelle Maust of the Organization for Bat Conservation, which operates the Bat Zone at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, shows off Angus, an Egyptian fruit bat that was part of a live bat exhibit.

FLINT TWP. — A patriotism theme combined the observance of Flag Day with the second annual GM/UAW Summerfest last weekend at the Union City Ball Field on Torrey Road.

Two days of free activities included GM rides, an appearance by Detroit Pistons John Long, a robot demonstration, a live bat exhibit, flyball dog teams and numerous vendors.

The American Pride Camaro, painted by airbrush artist Mickey Harris, was on display.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 368 in Grand Blanc conducted a flag disposal ceremony.

Mike “Flagman” Bowman of Flushing was recognize for his mission to run one mile for every American soldier who died in Vietnam. He’s logged about 58,0000 of his 60,000-mile goal.

The GM Foundation donated $83,800 to 16 Flint-area non-profits, as follows: Flint River Watershed Coalition, $10,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters, $7,500; Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint, $7,500; Priority Children, $6,500; Shelter of Flint, $6,500; Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan, $5,000; Water & Woods FSC, Boy Scouts of America, $5,000; Junior Achievement, $5,000; YWCA (Safe House), $5,000; Flint Children’s Museum, $5,000; Sloan* Longway, $5,000; Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Backpack Program, $4,800; Hispanic Technology Community Center, $3,000; Motherly Intercession, $3,000; Valley Area Agency on Aging, $3,000; Wounded Warriors (Fenton High School Program), $2,000.





Above, GM Foundation officials presented checks totaling $83,800 to 16 Flint-area organizations.

Above, GM Foundation officials presented checks totaling $83,800 to 16 Flint-area organizations.

The American Pride Camaro, painted by airbrush artist Mickey Harris, was on display.

The American Pride Camaro, painted by airbrush artist Mickey Harris, was on display.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 368 from Grand Blanc demonstrated the proper way to burn and dispose of the American flag.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 368 from Grand Blanc demonstrated the proper way to burn and dispose of the American flag.

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