In brief

Davison Farmers Market Crafters move inside Nov. 21

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Farmers Market will be ushering in the holiday season with a pre-holiday craft show, Nov. 21. Local area vendors and artisans will be on hand with gift ideas and specialty items for the upcoming holiday season.

While looking for those special one of a kind gifts, stroll the market for the freshest in baked goods, decadent desserts and candies, eggs, meats, cheeses and so much more. Everything a market could offer for your Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

The Davison Farmers Market 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. For more information on the market visit: DavisonFarmersMarket.com or follow them on Facebook Davison Farmers Market Details: Call 810-412- 5883. — G.G.

City done collecting leaves

DAVISON — If the Davison Department of Public Works already came through your neighborhood and swept up the leaves raked into the streets; they won’t be back. DPW Supervisor Ed Brown told the city council the city is in its final week of leaf collection. Any leaves remaining at homes in the city can be bagged and put out curbside to be picked up by Republic Waste on Friday, Nov. 20.

“Don’t rake leaves into the streets anymore, if we’ve already passed then we’re done,” said Brown. “Chances are we won’t be back.”

Brown said there were 5,000 cubic yards of leave piled in the DPW yard waiting for disposal, while the city has already disposed of eight 40-cubic yard dumpsters this fall. – G.G.

Swearing-in of new council members postponed

DAVISON — The city was unable to swear-in the new council members elected Nov. 3 during the Nov. 16 city council meeting. City Manager Andrea Schroeder said the delay was due to the Genesee County Board of Canvassers not having the election results finalized by the time of the meeting.

“We did not receive a report,” said Schroeder. “I’m assuming they have not canvassed the results.”

The deadline was Nov. 17. If completed, the swearing-in ceremony will now take place Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. — G.G.

Help the Salvation Army

BURTON — While bell ringing may be back on at Walmart in Burton, as it appears the retail store is going to allow the Salvation Army to have a Red Can at the entrance to its store this holiday season, the Burton Fire Department is doing its part to help out. Firefighters are still collecting returnable bottles and cans to help out the Salvation Army. Anyone wishing to donate their returnables can do so by dropping them off at any Burton fire station. — G.G.

City hall remains open – for now

BURTON — Mayor Duane Haskins said the city will maintain and continue with the status quo even though city hall has been hit with four positive cases of employees with COVID-19.

“We’re doing what we can to mitigate it,” said Haskins. “We’re looking at different things to help keep the city running and protect employees and residents.”

He said the administration will be working on a plan to possibly rotate employees from working at home to working in the office. Haskins added Council President Steve Heffner would be notified if he must shut city hall down again. — G.G.

Night adventures planned for For-Mar

BURTON — Four separate night adventures at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum are planned this month.

On Nov. 28 join other love birds for a special Date Night Owl Prowl. This hike is available for ages 16 and up.

Not a night owl but still want to get your sunset fix? Meet at For-Mar on Nov. 21 for a Sunset Hike from 4:30-6 p.m. Geared towards all ages, come and experience the transition from dazzling day to tranquil evening as we hike the trails at For-Mar.

If exploring the night sky is your hobby. Then #optoutside this Blackfriday for our Black Friday: Full Moon Hike on Nov. 27 from 5:30–7 p.m.

November is full of opportunities to explore For-Mar at Night. — G.G.

Basic Needs Assistance Program announced

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County has announced the Basic Needs Assistance Program to provide essential supplies and food to low/moderate-income residents impacted by COVID-19. Eligible activities include support to local food pantry and food banks, as well as other non-profit public service providers supporting residents’ basic needs.

Grants will be available in amounts up to $10,000. Please feel free to distribute this email to any non-profit organizations that may be interested in applying.

Applications are due Nov. 25. Details: Visit: gcmpc.org/basic-needs/. — G.G.

Stuff the bus

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek High School Student Council will collect non-perishable food items for families in need during the holidays.

The Stuff the Bus collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Cage fieldhouse. — L.R.

Blood drive

SWARTZ CREEK — A blood drive will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the gym at Swartz Creek High School.

Register online at Versiti. High school students may sign up outside Mrs. Voss-Cummings’ door. — L.R.

Feed the Bus

GRAND BLANC — FISH of Grand Blanc will host a Feed the Bus event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Grand Blanc High School, Sam’s Club and Walmart.

FISH volunteers anticipate unprecedented need for assistance this holiday season. Chairman Barb Smith has said that the organization was assisting 175 to 200 people monthly in March, and now serves 400 to 415 people weekly.

FISH hopes to fill at least one large school bus with non-perishable food including cereal, meals in cans/boxes, soup, peanut butter and more.

The collection is sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, Grand Blanc Township Fire Department, Grand Blanc Township Police Department, City of Grand Blanc Police Department,

Donations will help feed more than 400 Grand Blanc residents who attend FISH’s weekly food distributions, and will assist with the Christmas program for children. — L.R.