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Salon to give free haircuts for school supplies drive

FLINT TWP. — Cyril Salon and Spa, 4290 Miller Rd., is hosting a school supply drive through Aug. 23 to benefit the YouthQuest afterschool program.

The Salon will give children a free haircut in exchange for a school supply donation or the purchase of an adult haircut. The donation drive will culminate with a family fun night from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 23, complete with bounce house, face painting and snacks.

“We selected YouthQuest to be the recipient of the school supply donations because we believe in what the program stands for and we feel it is important to empower the youth in our community, said Christin Epke, Marketing Coordinator for Cyril Salon and Spa.

YouthQuest is a free afterschool program that reaches more than 2,000 K-8 students at 15 school-based sites in Genesee County including Carman-Ainsworth Schools. The program is managed by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (F&GCC).

Carrie Crump and Malissa Pierce, owners of Cyril Salon and Spa, learned about the YouthQuest program through the business’s F&GCC membership. — R.S.

Free homecoming dresses offered starting Sept. 13

GENESEE COUNTY — My Dreams do Come True, 940 S. Grand Traverse in Flint, will be offering free Homecoming dresses starting Sept. 13, by appointment only. Since 2010, non-profit has been providing the free dress service to high school girls in Mid-Michigan and is now extending it to include Homecoming dresses too. They can choose from a selection of donated new and used dresses. — R.S.

Second annual pig roast planned for Sept. 21

FLINT TWP. — The Senior Citizens Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, will be hosting its second annual Pig Roast from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 21. Only 100 tickets will be sold. They are now available for $5 in advance or will cost $8 at the door. It includes lunch, bingo, euchre other games and prizes. For more information, call 810-732-6290. The event is a fundraiser to support the food pantry and other senior activities.— R.S.

Affordable Internet Service offered to eligible families

FLINT TWP. — Comcast is again offering discounted Internet service to low-income families, according to an announcement on the Carman-Ainsworth website.

Internet Essentials is a program offered to families with children who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program, based on income levels.

It provides affordable Internet service for $9.95 per month, a low-cost computer for $149.99 and free Internet training. Some restrictions apply. It is not a school program, and is not endorsed or required by C-A Community Schools. Details are available by calling 1-855-846-8376 or visiting online at — R.S.

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