In brief

Used sports equipment drive

GENESEE COUNTY — ER Sports and Leadership LLC, a Genesee County-based company, is holding a used sports equipment drive for school-aged children in need. They are looking for new or gently used gear, including balls, cleats, basketball shoes, helmets and tennis rackets. Donations will be accepted until tomorrow, Dec. 21, at Flushing High School and Smooth Steps Dance and Gymnastics at 9440 Miller Road in Swartz Creek. — B.G.

Staff changes at SCCS

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Board of Education has accepted the resignation, for retirement purposes, of Brenda Tushim, secretary at the High School, effective Dec. 28.

The school board also authorizing hiring Tiffany Stewart as Middle School swim coach, effective Jan. 3; David Gardner, High School powerlifting coach, effective Nov. 26; and Paige Feudale, educational aide at Gaines Elementary, effective Nov. 30. — L.R.

Like to sing?

GRAND BLANC — New Century Chorale is looking for new members to join them in making beautiful choral music. If you have sung in a high school or church choir in the past and miss expressing yourself through singing? The chorale sings both secular and sacred choral songs and practices on Mondays 7-9 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 9020 S. Saginaw. Their new year starts on Jan. 7 preparing for a concert in March and another in May. Details: call 810-771-8255 or visit: P.S.

28th annual Community Holiday Dinner

FLINT — The Genesee County Bar Foundation and Bar Association 28th Annual Community Holiday Dinner is scheduled for today (Dec. 20), from 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St., downtown Flint. The free dinner will feature a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Children will have their photographs taken with Santa Claus and receive a small gift. No reservations necessary. Musical entertainment provided.

Details: Call 810-232-6000. — G.G.

Leukemia Awareness event

GRAND BLANC — GBHS Boys Basketball will host a special event Dec. 2, from 4-9 p.m. as the team faces Bay City Western on “#JackUpCancer Night“ in honor of 2018 GBHS grad Jack Scribner. Jack played varsity ball for the Bobcats the last 2-plus seasons, but is now fighting leukemia. Fans will be encouraged to wear orange for leukemia awareness. In addition to the game, there will be a bone marrow registry drive and a bake sale to help support the pediatric unit at Hurley. — P.S.

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