C-A gearing up for homecoming week
FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools will celebrate Homecoming Week Oct. 7 -12. Floats are being prepared for the big pre-game parade on Friday, Oct. 11. Same as in past years, the parade will begin at South Baptist Church on Van Slyke Road and proceed south to Maple Road then east to the Middle School. Roads along the parade route are scheduled to close at 4:15 p.m. and reopen at 5:30 p.m. A homecoming queen and court will be presented at halftime during the football game and festivities will wrap up with a dance at the high school on Saturday night. — R.S.
Literacy tutor training begins this weekend
FLINT TWP. —The Genesee County Literacy Coalition will be training tutors in two sessions to be held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Road.
The first will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 and the second at the same time on Oct. 5. Tutors are required to complete both training sessions to acquire certification and also must possess a high school diploma or GED and provide 2 or more free hours of tutoring per week.
Food and beverages will be provided during the training but participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. A $15 deposit to cover costs of the tutor book will be reimbursed if certain requirements are met. For more information, to sign up for training, other volunteer opportunities or adults needing free help to read or learn English as a Second Language, please call 810-238-4773 or 810-471-7755 or email gclc_ firstname.lastname@example.org. — R.S.
Road work alert
FLINT TWP. — Flushing Road from Mill to Eldorado will have one lane open in each direction for the next week. Genesee County Road Commission crews are repairing concrete in the southernmost lane. Cold milling of the southerly two lanes was completed last weekend. Joint repairs, drainage structure adjustments and repaving were scheduled to be done this week. All work is expected to be completed by Oct. 5.
Also work being done on Linden Road between Pasadena and Pierson roads in Mt. Morris Township has been creating traffic backups into Flint Township. Concrete repairs and restoration behind the curb have been completed and lane lines are being repainted. The project completion date is Oct. 11 but the road was expected to be fully open to traffic on Sept. 25, depending on the weather. — R.S.
Sept. 30, MCC to host transportation town hall
FLINT — State Senator Jim Ananich (DFlint) will host special guests Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Charles Smiley (D-Burton) at an informative town hall in the Mott Community College Event Center on Sept. 30 at the Mott Community College Event Center, 1401 E. Court St. in Flint, from 6-8 p.m. to answer residents’ questions on all matters related to transportation and roads in Genesee County.— P.S.