10th annual park clean-up
FLINT TWP. — The 10th annual Township Park Clean-up and Beautification will be held from 10-11 a.m. May 5 at the Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko Drive. It is being held in memory of Dr. Peter Mikelens, clean-up project leader, for the past nine years, who died last August. This year’s event is being scaled back to only picking up litter instead of the planting and pruning that took place in past years. As always, the public is invited to attend. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and trash bags. A short memorial program will highlight a Monarch Way Station Sign to be placed in the butterfly garden that Mikelens created at the park. The clean-up will be followed by a nature walk around the park – another tradition led each year by Mikelens who was very knowledgeable about plants and wildlife. The event this year is spearheaded by Mikelens widow – Millie Wint. — R.S.
Annual C-A fundraiser is Friday
FLINT TWP. — The 4th annual Silent Auction fundraiser, hosted by the Carman- Ainsworth Education Foundation, will be held at 5:30-8:30 p.m. on April 27 at the Flushing Valley Golf Club & Banquet Center, 1124 E. Main Street, in Flushing. This year’s honorees are Brandon Carr, a Carman-Ainsworth 2004 graduate and current NFL player; Herb Jensen, former C-A central office administrator and Leanne Welch, a third-grade teacher at Rankin Elementary and coach of the C-A middle school VEX Robotics teams. Each is being honored for continuously and unselfishly giving their time, talents, and support for the good of C-A students, families, staff, and the greater school community. Tickets are $25 each and include a buffet dinner. A cash bar will be available. A silent auction of numerous valuable prizes is a highlight of the event. All proceeds benefit the advancement of C-A students. Details: Call 810-591-3205 or go to www.carman. k12.mi.us/Page/7192. — R.S.
Recycling days set
GENESEE COUNTY — Dates have been set for the 2018 Genesee County Recycle Days and includes some additions. The first collection of hazardous waste and electronics is coming up May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grand Blanc High School and at the Flint Water Service Center, 3310 East Court Street, In Flint. The fall collection is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W Maple Ave. and at the water plant. New this year will be Tuesday collections 2-6 p.m. June 12, July 10, August and October 9 at the Mott Community College, Parking Lot S, 156 Albert R Horrigan Drive in Flint. A full list of acceptable and unacceptable materials can be read online at gcmpc.org — R.S.