In brief

Grand Blanc Academy to hold Race for Equity

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Academy, 5135 E. Hill Rd., will hold its first ever Race for Equity, Sept. 9. The event will begin with the All-Star 100 Meter Kid’s Dash at 6 p.m. followed by the runner’s start at 6:15 p.m., walker’s start at 6:17 p.m. and race day registration begins at 4 p.m.

Online registration, which includes a shirt, must be completed by Sept. 1. Cost is $25. After Sept. 1 no shirts will be available. Kids Dash only is $10. Register at

Early packet pick-up will be Sept. 8 from 1-5 p.m. at Complete Runner, 11303 S. Saginaw St. in Grand Blanc.

The run will be held at Creasey Bicentennial Park. Details: Call 810-333-4883 or email — G.G.

Grand Blanc Academy community business fair coming Aug. 7

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Academy, 5135 E. Hill Rd., is holding a Community Business Fair on Aug. 7, co-sponsored by Sovita Credit Union.

The school is looking to partner with area businesses to promote their services and offer vending opportunities for the business fair. The event is free, and vendors will have to provide their own tables and set up. There is a $10 rental fee for a spot at the fair.

Details: Call 810-333-4883 or email — G.G.

Davison Farmers Market Flea Market Flip Day

DAVISON TWP. — Come to the Davison Farmers Market for a sun-filled, relaxing day, enjoying the seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables provided by Porter and Knickerbocker farms, Aug. 7.

This Saturday it will be an all-day Flea Market Flip Day for your enjoyment. Come indulge in a sip of summer with “Squeeze the Day” and find that discarded treasure for which you have been looking.

If shopping isn’t your passion rent a space and sell that discarded clutter in the corner of your home.

At Davison Farmers Market you are sure to find anything that makes your day sun-sational. The Davison Farmers Market open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Located just off I-69, at the corner of Irish Road and East Court in Davison.

Details: Visit: or call 810-412-5883. — 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.

Outreach East virtual auction fundraiser in Aug. 7

DAVISON — Due to the pandemic restrictions, it has been very hard for Outreach East to hold regular Fundraisers. So, this Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Outreach is having an Online Auction Sale to raise money.

Online fundraising event directions: Bidding starts at 9 a.m. Please bid below the item you are interested in. Bidding will be cut off at 6 p.m. Don’t forget that you need to be on the discussion tab at the top of the page. There are two tabs with the first being the about tab and the second is the discussion tab.

You can only bid on items if you were on the discussion tab. All items must be picked up at Outreach East, 425 N. Genesee St., in Davison on Mon 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or no later than Tuesday from 12-4 p.m.

You can pay by cash, check. You may also pay via our website by credit card just click on donation and under instructions put auction and your name. — G.G.

Cops & Cones meet planned for Aug. 18

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Township Police Department will hold its first Cops & Cones with the public at Mayberry’s Ice Cream Shop, 11184 Davison Rd., Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Police Chief Jay Rendon said the event will include 4-6 police officers who will be at the ice cream shop to interact with the public, answering questions and offering discussion. It is a good way for the community to get to know its police officers, and vice versa. — G.G.

Medstar agreement with city under scrutiny

BURTON — Medstar Health still did not have a representative present at the city council’s Aug. 2 meeting to answer questions about their service agreement with the city.

Councilmembers asked to see a representative from Medstar about one month ago when the city administration entered into a service agreement with the company for exclusive ambulance service at no cost to taxpayers.

City Attorney Amanda Doyle said she has been looking over the agreement and said it is essentially a contract. She said she also had concerns about the legality of the agreement.

“I’m concerned in the future any contract of this nature may violate the 911 plan and policy and some Michigan statutes,” she told the council. “We won’t know until the 911 discusses it Sept. 14.”

Beside Burton, Medstar has also entered into a similar agreement with Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township. — G.G.

Free clothing giveaway at Atherton United Methodist Church

BURTON — Atherton United Methodist Church, 4010 Lippincott Blvd., in collaboration with Carriage Town Ministries, will hold a free clothing giveaway Aug. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At the church. Details: Call 810-742-5644. — G.G.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to hold Music in the Heart of the City

FLINT — On Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be presenting a concert entitled Remembrance. The program consists of works for choir, chamber orchestra, harpsichord and organ. The Remembrance choir will be directed by Daniel Schmier and Steven Holovach.

Schmier was born and raised in Flint. He majored in Choral Music Education at The University of Michigan-Flint.

Holovach has a Masters of Music in Conducting from Oakland University. He is currently Director of Choral Activities for Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools and directs the New Century Chorale in Grand Blanc.

This concert is free to the public. It is to honor the memory of 9-11 and COVID-19 victims.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 711 S. Saginaw Street, Flint. — G.G.