Outreach East matching fundraiser
DAVISON — The Outreach East matching donation fundraiser has raised $3,270, with an additional $3,270 in matching funds for a total donation so far of $6,540
The fundraiser is a dollar for dollar match, turning a $20 donation into $40 for Outreach East.
Organizers said the matching dollars will end soon so don’t wait, give today.
Details: Call 810-653-7711.
To donate visit www.outreacheast.org or by mail at P.O. Box 61, Davison, MI 48423. The goal is to raise $15,000 by Sept. 30. — G.G.
Drive-thru trunk or treat coming to Lake Callis
DAVISON TWP. — The Lake Callis Recreation Complex, 1152 N. Gale Rd., will host a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat. Oct. 23 from 4-7 p.m.
People will drive into the complex from the Gale Road entrance while businesses and organizations will be there in vendor booths, 8-10 feet apart, lining the driveway and handing out treats and a promotional item.
Bags will be attached to the vehicle, depending on the number of children inside, and the vendors will drop the treats in the bags as they drive by.
People will stay in their cars and they can leave their windows up or down, depending on how safe they feel. They’ll drive up the drive, around the bend and go back out onto Gale Road.
She said there will also be a transmitter on site playing Halloween music the participants can tune in on their car radio as they drive-through.
Tickets will be sold for the Trunk or Treat at $2 per Trick-or-Treater. They will be on sale at DTParks.com.
When registering, parents will need to pick a time and indicate how many children will be in their car, she said.
Details: Call 810-214-1810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.— G.G.
Davison Farmers Flea Market Flip Day
DAVISON TWP. — “One man’s clutter is another man’s treasure.” On Sept. 26, from open to close, Davison Farmers Market will be having a Flea Market Flip Day.
For a small rental fee, you can get rid of your unwanted clutter while making a little cash. Your spot is waiting for you. Contact Sandy at 810-412-5883 for more details.
While at the market, stroll the many stands and booths displaying the best the area has to offer in fresh produce, meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods and delectable treats. A great variety and selection can always be found at the Davison Farmers Market any season, all year round. The Davison Farmers Market is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Located in Davison, just off I-69, at the corner of Irish Road and East Court Street.
Details: Visit Davisonfarmersmarket.com or follow them on Facebook. — G.G.
Project Heats On still taking applications for Oct. 17
BURTON — Project Heats On, currently in its 12th year, is still accepting application until Oct. 7, with work crews planning to go out into the community to help winterize low-income homes on Oct. 17.
Goyette Mechanical is once again helping the city of Burton to orchestrate Project Heats On in 2020. The program selects 40-plus Burton area homes each year and provides much-needed furnace cleaning, repair and even replacement free of charge for families in need.
Selected homes also receive free smoke detectors provided by the Burton Fire Department.
This year the Project Heat’s On efforts will be altered from the past years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The annual organizational breakfast has been revised to providing box lunches for the volunteers. All COVID-19 safety measures will be in place including face masks for Technicians and proper social distancing will be practiced.
Since 2009, Project Heats On has serviced nearly 600 homes in Burton. Many of these homes heating systems were in drastic need of repair and several homes received completely new furnace systems.
In past years, Project Heats On was praised for identifying multiple homes with damaged equipment that were venting dangerous CO (carbon monoxide) into the home. Project Heats On volunteers were able to prevent situations that could have led to the homeowner’s deaths. Each year more than 20 Goyette Mechanical technicians volunteer their time to help make the program happen.
Applications are available at City Hall, 4303 S. Center Rd., or at the Burton Senior Citizens Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St. The application will also appear in the Genesee County View Newspaper. — G.G.
ICNA Muslim Relief Services offering food pantry
BURTON — ICNA Muslim Relief Services will host a mobile pantry on the fourth Saturday of each month. If you or someone you know is in need of some food to get you through the next month, please stop by.
The Food Pantry will be at Creekwood Dental, 1080 Creekwood Dr., Burton from 1-3 p.m. Details: Call 313- 366-6800. — G.G.