In brief

Robotics team seeking donations

FLINT TWP. — MO’ Peeps, the Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics still need public support to help pay for their trip to the World Competition next month in Louisville, KY. For the second year in a row, the team is in Middle School State Champions in VEX Robotics and two of only six teams from Michigan eligible to attend the World meet this year. So far about 27 donors help raised $1,900 of $6,000 goal on the teams’ gofundme page at to-worlds The deadline for collecting the funds is April 11. — R.S.

9th Annual Community Basic Needs Fair

FLINT TWP. — The 9th Annual Basic Needs Fair, hosted by The Flint Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Flint Public Library, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the library, 1026 E. Kearsley in Flint. Numerous agencies will be on hand to provide information and assistance for the community. There will also immunizations available, fresh fruits, vegetables, and water while supplies last. Admission is free and the event open to the public. — R.S.

Kickoff event for Child Abuse Awareness Month

GENESEE COUNTY — Paint Blue Prevention Partner Breakfast to kick off for Child Abuse Awareness Month will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. March 29 at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, 2300 Lapeer Road. Seating is limited. Following the informational breakfast will be a press conference featuring the ceremonial pinwheel planting. Pinwheels. the official symbol of a carefree childhood, are planted throughout the county during the month. Paint Our Town Blue is a public awareness campaign by a collaboration of organization to promote the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Genesee County through education and increased attention to this epidemic. RSVP to Casey Schlinker at 810-600-0111 or — R.S.

Superhero run is almost here

FLINT — The 2018 Superhero 5K Run & 1K Fun Run/ Walk is coming up fast! Be sure to register today, if you haven’t already, to join Genesee County’s fastest growing race.

This year’s event will be held again at the Flint Farmers’ Market, April 14. Every finisher will receive a custom finisher’s medal.

The 5K Run will be a timed event with agegroup awards. The family friendly 1K Family Fun Run will remain a non-competitive event. The Flint Superhero 5K Run promises to provide more fun for the entire family.

The 5K race start is 9 a.m., and the untimed 1K Family Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the Superhero 5K Run and 1K Fun Run go to support the Weiss Child Advocacy Center to respond to and prevent child abuse in Genesee County. — G.G.

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