In brief

Neighborhood Watch meetings considered a success

BURTON — Mayor Duane Haskins said there have been two Community Neighborhood Watch meetings held so far since the city launched the new effort early this summer, and he said the meetings have had “great attendance.”

“We’re hoping to get more people to show up,” he told the council, July 19.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The next meeting will be Aug. 9 and currently it will be held in the pavilion adjacent to the Burton Police Department, 4090 Manor Dr. unless work on the training room at the police station is done on time.

Haskins said in the coming months he’d like to start moving the meetings around and having them at schools throughout Burton, each time in a different district. — G.G.

City receives financial kudos

BURTON — The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the certificate of achievement in excellence in financial reporting to the City of Burton for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest award in the area of government accounting and finance reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by government and its management transparency.

“Great job to everyone in the controlling staff for doing well on that,” said Mayor Duane Haskins. — G.G.

MDHHS selects Burton Fire Department for PFAS study

BURTON — The Burton Fire Department is one out 12 departments statewide picked by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for a PFAS study taking place in August.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been in use since the 1940s and are (or have been) found in many consumer products like cookware, food packaging, and stain repellants. It is also found in foam fire fighters use to suppress fires.

Mayor Duane Haskins said the study will look at the exposure to PFAS in firefighting. The City of Burton has used a foam that contains no PFAS and Haskins said the state thinks that would make the Burton Fire Department a perfect candidate for the study because if there are any PFAS detected it could come from the fire gear or something else they are in contact with. — G.G.

VFW to hold Spaghetti Dinner, Aug. 4

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 4087 will be having an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Aug. 4 from 4-7 p.m.

The cost is $8 with children 12 and under eat free. The address is 8031 E. Court St. Davison.

Dine in or take out.

To order take out please call Roxann at 810-614-6825. — G.G.

Immunization clinic at Hahn Intermediate School

DAVISON — The Genesee County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic from 1:30-6 p.m. Aug. 4, at Hahn Intermediate. You MUST have an appointment, which must be made no later than Aug. 2. Please call the Health Department at 810-237-4588 to schedule your appointment or if you have any questions. — G.G.

Trinity Lutheran to hold concert series with food truck dining

DAVISON — The Ladies Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Free Music for the Community concert series at the church, located at 706 W. Flint St.

Organizers are planning to have food trucks there as well.

Concerts will be held monthly throughout the summer. No alcohol please, and the church asks those attending to bring their own lawn chairs. There will be porta potties on site.

The church has a large pavilion and grounds. All concerts are the first Wednesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. on church grounds.

The following is the concert lineup for summer:

Aug. 4 – Sweet Seasons with Zac, cover music.

Sept. 1 – Kowalski Brothers Polka Band with Keith and Barb Prueter. — G.G.

Class of 1971 holding 50th reunion

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Class of 1971 50th Class Reunion will be held Aug. 6 at the Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Call Box Lounge, 8031 E. Court St.

The reunion is at 6 p.m. Contact Sherry Marden at 810-964-3774 or Dianne Partlo at 810-631-4622 for more details and tickets, which are $10 per person and includes dinner. — G.G.

City golf outing coming Aug. 20

DAVISON — The City of Davison will hold its annual golf outing Aug. 20 at Sugarbush Golf Course, 1 Sugarbush Dr., in Davison Township. The format is a four-person scramble with a “shotgun start” at 9 a.m.

The cost for each golfer is $60. Lunch will be provided “at the turn” and each golfer will receive one drink ticket.

Contact city hall regarding a registration form which needs to be completed and returned to the city offices no later than Aug. 6. A full team is not required to register, as individuals or couples will be combined to fill teams where needed.

The outing also provides the opportunity for individual or corporate hole sponsorships at $50 each. If you wish to sponsor a hole or know of an interested corporate sponsor, please fill out the attached sponsorship form. For more information contact City Hall.

All golf proceeds go toward the City of Davison’s parks. — G.G.

Shamrock Scramble for Ireland’s Dream

DAVISON TWP. — The Shamrock Scramble Charity Golf Event for Ireland’s Dream will be held Aug. 28 at Sugarbush Golf Club, 1 Sugarbush Dr., Davison.

There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100 per golfer and $375 for a four-person team.

Ireland’s Dream is a 501©3 nonprofit charity dedicated to providing affordable, innovative medical care to children with cerebral palsy.

To register visit www.irelandsdream.com. — G.G.