In brief

Village offices remain closed

GOODRICH — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Goodrich village offices will remain closed to the public until further notice.

In a post on the village website,, officials said the continued closure is to “keep our residents and staff safe.”

Residents and others having business with the township may make appointments with the administrator by calling 810-636-2570, ext. 101, or ext. 102 for the Building Department. For questions about sewer billing, use ext. 102. In addition, a payment slot is located on the front of the building.

Staff is available Monday through Friday. — L.R.

Meet Up & Eat Up

GRAND BLANC — The Bobcat Grab ‘N Go breakfast and lunch distribution has changed.

The food distribution, now called Meet Up & Eat Up (but with less ‘meet up’ this year), takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at McGrath Elementary School, 5288 Todd Street.

Drive-up service, which began July 2, continues but only one day per week at one location. Families will receive seven days of breakfasts/lunches per student. Meals are prepackaged and placed in the trunks of cars.

The service is available for all children 18 years old and younger, and special needs students older than 18 years old, and identification is not required. Recipients do not have to be residents of Grand Blanc.

Changes and updates will be posted on social media @ gbcsbobcats and the district website, — L.R.

Officers elected

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP — Dan Gellings will continue to serve as chairman of the Grand Blanc Township Planning Commission.

Commissioners unanimously re-elected Gellings during the Tuesday, June 30, meeting.

The commission also unanimously voted to keep Ed Brown in the position of vice chairman, and Vincent Bandurski as secretary.

All offices are one-year terms. — L.R.

Duck race canceled

GRAND BLANC — Citing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Blanc Educational Foundation has canceled the 26th annual Duck Classic rubber duck race.

In 2019, the duck race, held in Thread Creek, raised more than $7,800 for grants for educators.

In a letter posted on the Grand Blanc Community Schools website, the Foundation said the race is their primary fundraiser which “allows us to acquire, generate and distribute supplemental resources to enhance the quality of education” in the school district.

The Foundation pledged to find “new, innovative ways” to accomplish that goal, and they encouraged faculty to continue to apply for grants this year.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Foundation’s cause may do so on the link under “How Do We Raise Money” on the Foundation’s website at — L.R.