In brief

Park clean-up is Saturday

FLINT TWP. — “Join Hands Day,’’ a cleanup and beautification of the Flint Township ark on Norko Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5. Sponsored by the Gleaner, Greater Flit Area Arbor, the annual event will include cleaning flower beds, replanting annuals, mulching, woodchipping the nature trail, removal of invasive plants, a nature walk and more. Coffee and donuts will be provided by Donna’s Donuts and pizza served at the end of the event. Other participants include the Flint Township Parks Committee, the Faith Missionary Church ad the e 4-H Club Country Clovers. The public is invited to pitch in. Please bring gloves, hand tools, shovels, rakes, loppers and saws. — R.S.

Church hosting festival this weekend

FLINT TWP. — New Creation Church of God is hosting a “Spring Festival,’’ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3472 Lennon Road. Activities planned for the free, public event include a scavenger hunt, face painting, an egg relay, kickball, volleyball, a bounce house, music and entertainment, a fire truck display, free popcorn and cotton candy. Boy Scouts will have an information booth. — R.S.

Tent sales OK’d for furniture store

FLINT TWP. — Art Van Furniture store, 4577 Miller Road, will be hosting a tent sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 10 to sell floor samples. The store received approval from the township board to hold the sale and a second one from August 3-15. The tent will be located in front of the store in the parking lot facing Linden Road. — R.S.

Masonic Lodges to provide free child ID program at Haas Elementary School

GENESEE TWP. — On May 24, Welfare Masonic Lodge #517 (Genesee), Vienna Masonic Lodge #205 (Clio), Davison Lodge #236 (Davison) and Fellowship Masonic Lodge #490 (Flint) will be providing a free child identification program.

The program will be conducted between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Haas Elementary School, 7347 North Genesee Rd. The program is being provided by the Masons as a part of the Haas Elementary School Field Day Event.

Each child that goes through the process will receive a dental impression kit to be used by the Parent or Guardian, as well as a CD containing a photo, video, digital fingerprints and the child’s vital information. The program is offered to all children who attend.

Parents or guardians of children who participate must be present and fill out a permission slip for the child to receive this service. Children who have already received the service are encouraged to repeat the process every two years to keep the information in the completed packets current.

Details: Call 989-466-3087 or consult the Michigan Child ID Web Site at — G.G.

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