In brief

Trick or Treating times set

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has set Halloween Trick or Treating Hours for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Those hours are consistent with neighboring municipalities, said Township Clerk Kim Courts. — R.S.

Comcast again offering affordable computers

FLINT TWP. — Comcast Internet Essentials will provide high speed internet service for $9.95 per month to families who qualify for free or reduced price lunch, according to information provided to Carman-Ainsworth administrators. In addition, those families can purchase a new netbook computer for $149 that includes online or in person training. C-A is promoting the program through flyers and building newsletters. The basics of the program are outlined below. A family calls 855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to determine if they are qualified.

School Lunch Program, have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days and do not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. —R.S.

Sunburst Pageant and Baby Contest at the mall

FLINT TWP. —Genesee Valley Center will host a Miss Sunburst Model Search & Baby Contest on Saturday, September 29th at 11 a.m. in Center Court. Winners will go to the state finals in May to represent their county.

The baby pageant is for boys and girls; age groups are as follows: Baby- under one year; Tiny- 1 year; Little- 2 & 3 years. A king and queen chosen in each age group will receive a crown, trophy and banner and runners-up in each age group will receive a trophy.

The model search is for girls, ages 4-27 years old. The age groups are as follows; 4-6, 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-27. A winner in each age group will receive a crown, trophy and banner and runners-up will receive a trophy.

Pick up an entry form at Genesee Valley Center Customer Service or visit or call Pageant Headquarters at 813-839-8054 to have all of the information sent to you. —R.S.

YouthQuest seeks donations

FLINT TWP. — While most kids have fond memories of riding their bicycles, statistics show that thousands of kids land in the emergency room every year due to bike accidents. Unsafe practices are often the cause.

Recognizing this, YouthQuest, an afterschool program managed by the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of two Bike Rodeos on Sept. 26, from 4:30 -6:30 p.m. The event was held on the grounds of YouthQuest offices at 4100 Pier North Blvd. in Flint. The second Bike Rodeo will be held on Oct. 11 at YouthQuest offices.

To help make the program a success, YouthQuest is calling for bicycle donations – new or used, for boys and girls.

The Roadeo supports one of YouthQuest’s key focus areas which is physical fitness and healthy behaviors.

Details: Call 810-422-5904. — R.S.

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