In brief

Board votes to move meetings from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m.

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Township Board of Trustees voted Sept. 13 to move its monthly meeting, held on the second Monday, from a 7 p.m. start time to 6 p.m.

Supervisor Jim Slezak said the township’s zoning and planning commissions have already moved their meetings to 6 p.m. and he wanted the board of trustees to follow suite. He said he’s wanted to make the change since taking office last November but was putting it off because of the extra workload created when Clerk Mary Miller resigned last spring.

The vote to approve the change in times was 3-1, Trustee Matt Karr voting against the change. — G.G.

Lack of crossing guards creating strain on police

DAVISON — Police Chief Don Harris said his department is looking for crossing guards for mornings and afternoons in the city to get children who walk or ride bikes to school safely to their classes. The city has not been able to find enough crossing guards this year, partly due to the pandemic, and Harris has put the call out to the community.

The Davison City Police Department is seeking candidates interested in becoming a paid crossing guard. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assembling children and other pedestrians behind curb lines, awaiting traffic and/or signal changes; stopping traffic and escorting pedestrians into the street allowing them to cross safely; instructing children in proper procedures for safe street crossing.

This position is approximately 10 hours per week. The times are as follows when school is in session: 7-7:40 a.m., 2:15-2:40 p.m. (two separate intersections and crossings for this specific time frame) and 3:15-3:40 p.m. These crossing times are required, however can change as school schedules change. Interested candidates may apply at the Davison City Police Department, located at 200 E. Flint St., Suite 1. — G.G.

Youth basketball sign-up for 2022 at St. John’s

DAVISON — St. John Youth Basketball league will start its 13th season offering youth basketball in the Davison area.

Kindergarten through third grade Youth Basketball Sign up runs now through Dec. 23.

Camp will start Jan. 8-15, with Leagues starting Jan. 22 running thru March 12. Sign up forms are available for download from or stop in the Family Center available at the front desk, or see Joe Jared or call at 810- 652-0304 ext.269. — G.G.

First Baptist Church to hold golf outing

DAVISON — The First Baptist Church, 208 E. Fourth St., will hold a golf scramble Sept. 18, at the IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center, 6045 Davison Rd., Burton.

The $80 per person fee includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a gift bag, coffee and donuts, lunch on the turn, gathering at the clubhouse and prizes following play. There will be four person teams and a best ball scramble.

Registration is 8-8:45 a.m. and tee time is 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a hole, the cost is $100 and includes sign with sponsor’s name placed on the golf course.

All proceeds will go to the First Baptist Church for improvements. — G.G.

DHS Class of 1970 holding reunion

DAVISON — The Davison High School Class of 1970 is holding its 51st class reunion Oct. 1-2. Class members please request to join our Facebook page (Davison Mi 1970 Class Group) for more information. — G.G.

Trunk or Treat at Richfield United Methodist Church

RICHFIELD TWP. — The Richfield United Methodist Church Annual Trunk or Treat will be held Oct. 16 from 5-6 p.m. at the church, 10090 Coldwater Rd.

This free event to the public will include costumes, music, hayrides, hot dogs, popcorn, Carmel apples and a Pumpkin Patch, while they last. Details: Call 248-417-1196. — G.G.

FUMC Women’s Fall rummage sale

FLUSHING — The Flushing United Methodist Women are holding their Fall Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations will be accepted after (not before) Sept. 20 and no later than Sept. 27 during church office hours. No exercise equipment, computers or encyclopedias will be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Ridge at 810-516-9454 or Flushing United Methodist Church is located on 413 E. Main St. in Flushing. — B.G.

New Life Church hosts free food distribution

FLUSHING TWP. — New Life Church in Flushing Township will be holding a free food distribution on Sept. 20 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (or until all the food is gone). New Life’s food distribution will continue on the third Monday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church’s location on 8290 Carpenter Rd. at the corner of Carpenter and Deland roads, west of Flushing Middle School. For questions, email or call 810-659-7830. — B.G.

Rebecca’s Reason golf fundraiser

FLUSHING — Rebecca’s Reason will be hosting a golf outing benefit on Sept. 21 at the Flushing Valley Golf & Country Club. The outing will start at 10 a.m. with a nine-hole scramble format. The cost to enter is $25 per golfer. There will be prizes and drawings and lunch provided after golf. To RSVP, contact Sean Odamura at 810-691-7966. — B.G.

Free clothing giveaway at Atherton UMC

BURTON — There will be a free clothing giveaway in collaboration with Carriage Town Ministries, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Atherton United Methodist Church, 4010 Lippincott Blvd.

Details: Call 810-742-5644. — G.G.