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Security Credit Union hosts “Support Our Troops” drive

FLINT — Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with Operation Care Package of Michigan to host a “Support Our Troops” collection drive and send care packages to United States soldiers overseas. Donations are being collected at Security Credit Union’s 10 locations now through Oct. 22.

Operation Care Package of Michigan is a nonprofit group dedicated to sending support to deployed military service men and women. Items collected during SCU’s “Support Our Troops” drive will be packaged and shipped to the troops during the holiday season.

Suggested items include:

• Personal toiletries (no travel size please): shampoo, soap, lip balm, dental floss, deodorant, lotion, eye drops and disposable razors.

• Non-perishable food items: beef jerky, chips, crackers, dry cereal, protein bars, instant oatmeal, microwave popcorn, pudding cups and hard candies.

• Clothing: underwear, socks (white), bandanas, slippers and shower shoes.

• Recreation materials: board games, batteries, puzzles books, CDs and DVDs, video games, athletic equipment, sewing kits and stationery

For a complete list of suggested as well as prohibited items for donation, visit

For more information, visit, or call 810-235-2322 or toll-free at 800-373-2333. — G.G.

Toastmasters to hold speech contest

GRAND BLANC — Want to share a good laugh? Want to watch and listen to some very talented speakers tell great stories? Come to the Toastmasters International Area 10 and 11 Humorous and Table Topics speech contest.

You will definitely leave with a smile on your face. It is on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Grand Blanc Township Police Department, 5405 S. Saginaw St.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 280,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,500 clubs in 116 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations. — G.G.

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