In brief

WFBA luncheon meeting March 21

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will hold its monthly meeting Woodhaven Senior Community Center, 5111 Woodlands Court (off Dye Rd south of Corunna Rd), with lunch at noon and the meeting from 12:30-1:15 p.m. The cost is $9 per person.

Speakers will be Tom Wickham, chairman of (CARES) Carman-Ainsworth Residents for Excellent Schools, and Eddie Kindle, superintendent of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools.

They will discuss the Carman-Ainsworth millage and the ramifications for residents, businesses and the school district. What happens if the sinking fund is/isn’t approved? What happens if the Headlee Amendment is overridden?

Plus, there will be a Flint Township update by Supervisor Karyn Miller, as well as a report from Tracey Tucker, Economic Enhancement Director. — G.G.

Gleason Community Fund seeking organ donation essays

GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to organ donation, is accepting entries for its 2nd Annual Organ Donation Essay Contest.

Students across Genesee County in grade 12 who are planning to pursue a degree in medicine, preferably transplant medicine, are invited to submit an essay about the importance of organ donation.

Students are encouraged to write about how organ donation benefits patients world-wide and what more can be done to encourage people to become organ donors. The specific essay guidelines are outlined below:

1,500-2,000 words.

Must be a senior (grade 12) enrolled in a Genesee County high school. Entrants must be planning to pursue a career in the medical field, preferably in transplant medicine.

Essay must be typed or clearly hand-written.

The first-place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $750; and third place will receive $250.

The deadline to submit essays is April 19. A winner will be chosen May 1. Essays can be submitted electronically to gleasoncommunityfund@gmail.com. Contact Gary Gould at 810- 452-2650 with any questions. — G.G.

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt seeking sponsors

FLINT TWP. — The 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko St. There will be an Easter Eggs Hunt, the Easter Bunny and prizes.

The Flint Township Economic Development Authorities are working with local businesses to welcome the Easter Bunny to Flint Township. They are looking for businesses that would like to be a part of this family event.

For scholarship information contact Community Events Chair Carol Pfaff-Dahl at 810-252-2049 or Deputy Authority Director Jean Marks at 810-600-3239 or email at jmarks@flinttownship.org. — G.G.

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