In brief

Fall Craft Show at Davison Farmers Market

DAVISON TWP. — Bring fall into your home by attending the Davison Farmers Market Craft Show Oct. 24, from open to close. Local artisans will be offering the best in their fall décor, both inside and outside the home as well as early gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. If interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Sandy at 810-412-5883 or go to the market’s website for more details.

While taking in the colors of the season browse the market for the best the area has to offer in produce, baked-goods, meats, cheeses, eggs and delectable snacks and treats. Relax and enjoy breakfast or lunch at one of the in-house eateries, The Green Olive Tree and Healthy Treats Market Cafe.

The Davison Farmers Market is located just off I-69, at the corner of Irish Road and East Court in Davison. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Details: Visit or like them on Facebook. — G.G.

Trunk or Treat at Richfield Church of the Nazarene

RICHFIELD TWP. — Richfield Church of the Nazarene, 7524 E. Mt. Morris Rd., will host a free Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat on Oct. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Guests will enter the event from the church’s Mt. Morris Road entrance and remain in their vehicles throughout the Trunk or Treat maze.

Candy, snacks and beverages will be handed out to children along the route, while fun games, friendly costumes and unique decorations top off the night. Festive music will be played outside and made available inside guests’ cars by tuning to a specified station.

Social distancing and safety measures will be maintained throughout the event.

Details: Call 810-653-6218 or email — G.G.

Trunk or treat at RUMC

RICHFIELD TWP. — The Richfield United Methodist Church, 10090 E. Coldwater Rd. (east of M-15) will hold a Trunk of Treat on Oct. 24. There will be popcorn, caramel apples, hot dogs and treats with the first 100 children receiving a pumpkin. Details: Call 248-417-1196. — G.G.

Golf outing to benefit FCOC

FLUSHING — Gin Pros. will be hosting a “Corona Challenge” golf outing on Oct. 25 at the Flushing Valley Golf & Country Club. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Flushing Christian Outreach Center. The event will be a two-man scramble, with closest to the pin and longest drive contests. The cost to enter is $150 per team and includes lunch and dinner. To register, visit — B.G.

Flushing Fire Dept. hosts Halloween Open House

FLUSHING — The Flushing Fire Department will be hosting its annual Halloween Open House on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be candy, popcorn and glow sticks for the kids, along with cider and donuts. Social distancing will be encouraged. Parents are welcome. The Flushing Fire station is located on 723 E. Main Street in Flushing. — B.G.

Flint Township Police Dept. to hold crime prevention events

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will be hosting Lock It or Lose It, a series of crime prevention learning events, in different neighborhoods throughout the township this weekend. Each event will be held outside and will include a free hot dog lunch and promotional swag. All attendees are asked to wear a face covering and respect social distancing.

The first Lock it or Lose It events will be held this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Apostolic Church of Flint on 3038 West Dartmouth St. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center on 2071 S. Graham Road.

Two more events will be held this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Valley Estates off Elms Road on South Valley Dr. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the GISD Early Learning Center (Carman Park School) on 3375 Van Campden Road. — B.G.

Burton ends Census up 2.3 percent from 2010

BURTON — Mayor Duane Haskins told the city council Oct. 19 that the 2020 Census has come to an end, after the federal government ordered survey collection to stop Oct. 15. He said the city ended the Census up 2.3 percent from where it was in 2010.

“We have no idea what that number means, we don’t know what percentage that was based off, but I’m hoping it puts us above the 30,000 mark,” said Haskins.

The city fell short of a 30,000-population level in 2010 by just one person. The shortfall cost the city missions of dollars in federal funds over the past decade. — G.G.

Christmas lighting contest planned for holiday season

BURTON — The Burton Parks and Recreation Committee will sponsor a Christmas lighting contest for Burton homes leading up to the holiday season.

Mayor Duane Haskins said with a lot of festivities cancelled he hopes this is something that will present things in a positive light. The contest will be for residential homes.

It will roll out sometime after Halloween with the first-place prize being a $100 gift card and a trophy.

“We’re hoping a lot of residents will get involved with this with everything that has been going on this year,” said Haskins. “Maybe this will bring a little tranquility back to everyone’s heart…a little peace, caring and giving.”

City Councilwoman Tina Conley said pizza with Santa has been cancelled this year, due to COVID-19, but Burton Fire Station No. 1 will once again be lit up. — G.G.

Bataan Death March highway designation planned for Nov. 11

BURTON — At the city’s Veteran’s Day ceremony planned for Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Burton Veterans Memorial, officials will unveil the signs that will soon be placed on I-69 between Center and Belsay roads designating that stretch as the Bataan Death March highway.

City Councilman Vaughn Smith, who spearheaded the effort to have the roadway recognized for the famous World War II event, said the bill establishing the designation that was unanimously passed by both the Michigan House and Senate last year. Smith said the city is collecting donations for the fund necessary to pay for the signs and already has $1,700 raised.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund for the memorial highway can contact Mayor Duane Haskins at Burton City Hall or call Smith at 810-516-9614. — G.G.