In brief

Literacy coalition to hold tutor training

GENESEE COUNTY — Some adults in the community could use assistance with their literacy skills. Would you like to help an adult to read, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process?

Genesee County Literacy Coalition will be having a tutor training. Training is held in two sessions, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The training will be held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Rd., Flint. Tutor requirements — finish both training sessions for tutor certification, High School Diploma or GED and provide two or more free hours of tutoring per week.

For training sessions, bring brown bag lunch, beverages provided. $15 deposit for tutor book; one-year reimbursement if training has been completed and become a functioning tutor.

Details: Call 810-238-4773 or 810-471-7755 or e-mail gclc_ — G.G.

Landlord, property owner forum planned

FLINT — The One Stop Housing Resource Center a program of Resource Genesee in conjunction with Metro Community Development, will present a Land lord / Property Manager meeting on Oct. 3, from 9 a.m.-noon.

The meeting will be held at The Center of Hope, 517 E. Fifth Ave., Flint. Presenters from rental assistant programs such as: TBRA, Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), Transitional Housing, and others will discuss program guidelines, payment standards, inspections, abatements and more, of rental assistant programs that are available in Genesee County.

Details: Call 810 600-4526. — G.G.

Flint Central Class of 1947 celebrates with reunion

FLINT — Flint Central High School will celebrate its 66th reunion, Sept. 28, starting at noon at the ELGA Credit Union community room located on S. Center Rd. in Burton.

This informal “Indoor picnic” will be catered by the Temple Dining Room of Flint. Following the dinner there will be special entertainment, surprises and a lot of reminiscing.

The Class of ’47 is a perfect example of what is known as “The GREATST GENERATION”. As World War II drew to a close in 1945 many veterans returned home and enrolled at Central to continue their education. It was a year when jobs were plentiful and many grads chose the good wages offered by the auto Industry.

Those who were able, went on to college and have been very successful in their chosen fields. This class’s alumni include several judges, lawyers, teachers, sport professionals and even a Hollywood “EMMY” winner, a pilot of Air Force Two, (the nation’s plane for our vice president) and many others who excelled in their professions. As all of the classmates gather they all have one thing in common, a deep affection for their Alma Mater.

A recent sign of their pride and love is a memorial brick that has been placed In the Auto Pioneer’s Memorial Plaza in downtown Flint.— G.G.

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