In Brief

Old Newsboys ready for holiday assistance

The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Holiday Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s lowincome families for 86 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. 23. Details: Call 810-744- 1840. — G.G.

New support group offered

— Are you a caregiver with questions about your aging parents? Do you want to know more about Dementia or caring for yourself while caring for others? Do you suffer from the guilt of placing your loved one in a new home? Rockwell’s Education and Support Group might be right for you.

The group is free and meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. The group is held at Rockwell Assisted Living at 202 W. Shiawassee, in Fenton. Refreshments will be served along with time to mingle and share your personal stories. A guest speaker will be scheduled each month to share information on many important topics. Members of the group have enjoyed being able to share their struggles and leave with the realization that they are not alone. — G.G.

Annual Sybyl Award nominees named by Resource Genesee

— Seventeen people have been nominated for Resource Genesee’s annual Sybyl Award. The award honors the life of Sybyl M. Atwood, who served for more than 40 years as the program director for Volunteer and Information Services at Resource Genesee and its predecessor organizations. Atwood died in 2007.

“This award was designed to annually acknowledge someone in the community who exemplifies Sybyl’s energy, outlook and dedication to helping others,” said Dale Weighill, Resource Genesee President & CEO.

Now it’s up to the selection committee convened by Resource Genesee to decide which of the 17 nominees will receive this year’s Sybyl Award. The winner will receive the award at Resource Genesee’s annual Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at the Riverfront Banquet Center (the former Character Inn) in downtown Flint.

All nominees will be honored. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Tickets for the luncheon are $30 per person or $300 for a table of eight with sponsorship signage. They are available through Resource Genesee, 810-232-6126. ELGA Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for the Sybyl Award.

This year’s nominees include: Kim Alexander, Hurley Medical Center volunteer; Barbara Arndt, Hurley Medical Center volunteer; Diane Brown, Family Service Agency; Kenyetta Dotson, community activist with Community Action Group; Rebecca Gale- Gonzalez, Mott Community College; Richard Grovom, American Red Cross blood donor; Paul Herring, Sr., Flint Juneteenth committee member; Edward Hoort, Legal Services of Eastern Michigan executive director; Harriet Kenworthy, YWCA volunteer; Sue Kirby, community activist and volunteer; Jack LeSage, retired advertising agency owner, TS Jenkins; Katherine (Kitty) Moeller, community volunteer; Robert Piper, Piper Realty Co.; Betty Ramsdell, Flint Community Schools, Board of Education; Jane Richardson, Salem Housing Community Development Corporation; Pat Sartor, Hurley Medical Center volunteer; Anthony Verdun, Sr., Angels Outreach Ministry.

Details: Call 810-232-6216 or 810-232-6253. — G.G.

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