In brief

2018 HAP Crim Festival of Races

FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation and Crim Races and Events proudly present Genesee County’s premier annual race event, the Crim, Aug. 25 beginning at 7 a.m. in downtown Flint. Main parking at E. 5th Ave. and Saginaw Street. The festival includes a 10- Mile Run/ Walk, 5-Mile Run/Walk, 5k Run/Family Walk, Michigan Mile Run/ Walk (Friday 8/24/2018) and the kids’ favorite, the Teddy Bear Trot. Details: Race/MI/Flint/CrimFestivalofRaces. — P.S.

Black History Month nominees sought

FLINT — The Genesee District Library is accepting nominations for individuals and organizations to be honored at the annual Black History Month Brunch. The Advisory Committee, which is comprised of members of GDL administration and staff, Board of Trustees and the community at large will accept nominations until Sept. 30 at: Details: 810-732-5570. — P.S.

Movies under the stars

FLINT — Movies Under the Stars from Communities First, Inc. ends with a final showing of Moana, August 24 at Flint City Hall, back lawn.

This features a pre-party starting at 7:30 p.m. including lawn games, dancing and music and may include bounce houses, special guests and contests. Each guest will receive a bag of popcorn, a drink and candy to enjoy during the movie. The experience is free, however donations are encouraged. — P.S.

FOX66 Fall Festival 2018

FLINT — The annual FOX66 News community festival will be held Sept. 8 from 12-5 p.m. at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road This is a totally free event, no admission or parking fees! This year’s festival will be held completely indoors and is expected to feature a petting zoo, face painting, Kidcaster (meet the news team), your favorite princesses and superheros, gaming trailer, BMX shows, Michigan Child ID Program, scavenger hunt and much more. Details: P.S.

Farm Bureau Insurance invites Michigan 8th graders to write essay

LANSING — Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan is once again sponsoring its annual America

& Me Essay Contest—celebrating its 50th year with additional awards and spotlighting student writers from the past six decades.

For 50 years, several thousand eighth graders from hundreds of Michigan schools have entered the patriotic writing contest, which encourages Michigan young people to write about their

Michigan heroes, especially those individuals who have made a difference in their lives.

This year’s contest, held Sept. 1-Nov. 15, will again ask students to write on the topic “My Personal Michigan Hero.”

Sign-up kits will be sent to schools throughout Michigan in late August. The contest is open to any eighth grade student in Michigan enrolled in a public or private school, and offers a variety of awards on the local and statewide levels.

As part of the 50th anniversary, for one year only, the company has increased the cash award for the students and the schools. The first place entry from each school will be entered into the statewide competition from which the top ten essays in the state will be chosen. Each top ten statewide winners will receive a $2,000 cash award, another $1,000 for the school they attend, and another $500 for their school if the school is sponsored by a Farm Bureau Insurance agent.

A special day will be planned to celebrate the top 10 winners in May 2019. Each of the top 10 winners are allowed to bring their parents and a teacher to the awards celebration.

Details: Visit or call 517-679-5411. — G.G.

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