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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, the 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. The offer also includes no activation or equipment rental fees and no price increases. 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 www.InternetEssentials.com. — R.S.

Celebrate Good Neighbor Day with free flowers

BURTON — The Michigan Warriors will once again partner with Bentley Florist for the 19th annual Good Neighbor Day.

Residents of Genesee County will have the opportunity on Sept. 4 to meet each other and foster new relationships with neighbors during Good Neighbor Day. This event is hosted by Bentley Florist, 1270 S. Belsay Rd., starting at 9 a.m. Bentley Florist will give away 3,000 roses in dozen bundles, absolutely free, while supplies last, to anyone who visits the shop.

Joining the staff temporarily will be players and staff from the Michigan Warriors hockey team, who will help distribute flowers.

Steve Welch, owner of Bentley Florist, said there is one catch for the free dozen roses, and that is anyone who picks up the roses will be asked to sign a promise to keep one rose for themselves and give the other 11 roses away to different people.

Good Neighbor Day is being celebrated for the 19th year throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bentley Florist is celebrating its 60th anniversary of being a good neighbor. — G.G.


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