In brief

Community Wide Rummage Sale

FLINT — A county wide rummage sale will be held Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hamady High School Football Field, 3400 N. Jennings Rd. Vendors are welcome. Vendors will receive one table for a $20 registration fee, $10 if they have their own table and $5 for ach additional table they bring. Reserve your table before Sept. 13 to receive setup instructions. For details call Necole at 810-424-9909. Proceeds will be used to support the N-Touch Ready for Work Job and Life Skills Training Program for youth 14 years and older. The event is sponsored by Motherly Intersession. — G.G.

Motherly Intersession to observe 20 years

DAVISON TWP. — Motherly Intercession, a 501c (3) compliant nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 has received 23 awards and acknowledgments for serving the incarcerated families of the Flint and Genesee County community. Founder Shirley Cochran, Executive Director, said the organization’s mission is to empower children and foster a stronger community by preventing the cycle of intergenerational incarceration.

Its vision is for the children of incarcerated parents to realize their parents’ destiny does not have to be their destiny and chart a successful career path for themselves. For the past 20 years, Motherly Intercession has provided programs and that include secondary prevention of child abuse and neglect, academic support, job skills training, student employment and positive guidance exclusively for those children who are left behind by their incarcerated mother or father.

The organization will celebrate 20 years of providing programs and services for the children of incarcerated parents of Flint & Genesee County with its “Unlock The Future” Fundraising Dinner, Nov. 9, at the Davison Knights of Columbus Hall, 8428 E. Davison Rd.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. Plans for the evening will include: “Deals and Steals” Silent Auction Delicious buffet meal by Sandi’s Elegant Catering and Guest Appreciation Door Prize Drawing Each guest in attendance will receive one entry to a FREE drawing for a 50” Color TV set. — G.G.

Inaugural Deaf Civil Rights 5k run/walk

FLINT — The Michigan Deaf Association and MI Deaf Health host the first Deaf Civil Rights 5k run/walk on Sept. 14, at 8 a.m. at the Michigan School for the Deaf, 1235 W. Court Street. Sales end on Sept. 1 at 8 a.m. September is Deaf awareness month! This race was envisioned as a way to promote physical and spiritual health and to increase public awareness of Deaf issues, people, and culture. All proceeds from the 5K will provide the resources to our local Deaf community and will fund programs, workshops, and scholarships to help the deaf community thrive. Details: www.facebook.com/ events/2276294985810868 — P.S.