In brief

Davison Township police taking part in No Shave November

DAVISON TWP. — Starting Nov. 1, officers in the township police department will partake in the No Shave November benefit. Officers wishing to participate can do so by making a $50 donation to Outreach East in Davison, which gives them permission to grow their facial hair during the month of November.

Police Chief Jay Rendon said the general public is welcome to stop by on weekdays between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. to donate as well. The Davison Township Police Department is located at 1280 N. Irish Rd.

The department will present Outreach East with the donated funds the first week of December. — G.G.

Township board appoints new members to the DDA

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Township Board of Trustees appointed two new members to the Downtown Development Authority at its Oct. 18 meeting. Appointed to replace two outgoing members of the DDA were residents Curtis McMann, who will replace William Clancy, and Mo Aboneajj, replacing Norm Shubert. — G.G.

Senior Centers to close during school snow days

DAVISON TWP. — Trustee Lori Tallman presented a resolution to the Davison Township Board of Trustees which was approved, allowing the Davison Senior Center to close on “snow days” observed by Davison Community Schools.

Tallman, who serves on the senior center board, said it has been a long standing policy by the county that the senior centers do not close on school snow days, but changes in the contracts between the communities and the county recently have made it so the centers can close on snow days if the units of government agree.

“This will allow them to stay consistent with policy,” said Tallman. “We don’t want seniors driving on snow days.” — G.G.

Trinity Lutheran to hold Trunk or Treat, Oct. 28

DAVISON — The Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 W. Flint St., presents its annual Fall Trunk-R-Treat from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Open to the public. Join them for cider and donuts. Its free, safe, and fun time for all ages! Be sure to invite your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. — 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 stjohndavison.org 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.

Flushing Firefighters Halloween Open House

FLUSHING — The Flushing Fire Department will be hosting its annual Halloween Open House on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. There will be cider and donuts, candy, glow sticks, popcorn and fire station tours. All ghosts and goblins are welcome. The Flushing Fire Department is located at 723 E. Main St. in Flushing. — B.G.

Military Appreciation Dinner

FLUSHING TWP. — New Life Church will be hosting a Military Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for veterans and their spouses, current service members and their spouses, widows/widowers who lost their spouse while in military service and parents who lost their son/ daughter while in military service. The dinner is free, but seating is limited to 80. To reserve your spot, RSVP at newlifemilitaryappreciationdinner. eventbrite.com. or contact New Life Church at newlife_ church@comcast.net or 810-659-7830. New Life Church is located at 8240 Carpenter Road in Flushing Township. — B.G.

Rebecca’s Reason Vendor Show

BURTON — Rebecca’s Reason, a Flushing-based charity, will be hosting a Holiday Fun Craft and Vendor show on Nov. 13 at Harmony Baptist Church in Burton. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church is located on 5106 E. Bristol Rd. — B.G.

Smith gives report regarding MERS conference

BURTON — City Councilman Vaughn Smith thanked the council at its Oct. 18 meeting for sending him to the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan Conference.

He said MERS is going to be purchasing more property and buildings to generate more income. SMith said MERS has realized traditional pensions are not as financially feasible as they were in the past, so they will also be putting together programs for participants such as 401Ks and 457s.

MERS will also be providing investment classes for employees, having recognized the need to generate more money.

“I applaud the residents for passing the police millage, which helped us free up enough money to keep us out of receivership,” said Smith. “I also applaud this council who recognized the need to put the $1 million extra into MERS seven years ago and because of that, we are ahead of the curve. We need to stay the course.” — G.G.

Burton memorial Library to hold book sale, Oct. 30

BURTON — The Friends of the Burton Memorial Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The sale will take place at the Burton Memorial Library, 4012 E. Atherton Rd.

There will be thousands of new selections and books of all kinds. — G.G.

Drive Thru Trick or Treat on Oct. 31

FLINT — A Drive Thru Trick or Treat will be held Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 2051 Maple Ave. — G.G.

Sneller to hold coffee hours

BURTON — State Rep. Tim Sneller (D-50th District) will hold Coffee Hours in late November and throughout November.

Oct. 29 – Burton Senior Center, 3410 S Grand Traverse St.,1-2:30 p.m.

Nov. 5 – Scotti’s Coney Island, 5522 Lapeer Rd., Burton, 10–11:30 a.m.

Nov. 15 –Sam’s Italian Restaurant, 4105 W. Grand Blanc Rd., Swartz Creek, 6-7:30 p.m.

Sneller represents Burton, Grand Blanc, Grand Blanc Township and Mundy Township.

The public is invited to attend. — G.G.