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VFW fundraiser Oct. 19

FLINT TWP. — VFW Post 3087, 4138 Corunna Rd., will host a Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, from from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 19. Ticket are $7 each for all you can eat and all processed go to the Cancer Aid & Research Foundation.

Entertainment will feature Agnes Beh. Silent Auction items were donated by local businesses. 50/50 raffle tickets also will be sold. — R.S.

Davenport University hosting free event

FLINT TWP. —There still may be time to attend the Fall Free-For-All Event, through Oct. 18, at Davenport University, designed for people who are considering taking college classes. Attendees will receive freebies including no application fee, a free transcript assessment, financial aid application assistance, career assessment and testing.

Participants also will have a chance to win a $500 scholarship to be used during Fall 2 semester, which starts Oct. 30. Davenport’s Flint Campus is located at 4318 Miller For more information, call 1-800-732-9128. Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, nonprofit university serving nearly 11,000 students at campuses across Michigan and online. — R.S.

College Town Blood Drive Competition seeks donors

GENESEE COUNTY — Flint area residents are being asked to roll up their sleeves for this year’s Make a Difference Day — national day of service being celebrated with the “Make a Difference Day College Town Blood Drive.”

The blood drive is a competition between Baker College of Flint, Davenport University, Kettering University, Mott Community College and University of Michigan — Flint to see which can bring in the most blood donors.

You don’t have to attend one of the schools to donate. Anyone can give blood and indicate which school should get the credit. Donors will be able to sign a blood drop poster with their school’s logo to post on a wall where donations will be tracked. The goal is to bring in at least 100 pints of blood to help critically ill people who rely on blood products to save their lives.

The Make a Difference Day College Town Blood Drive takes place from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., on Thursday, October 24. It will be held at Perani Arena & Events Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd, Flint.

Donors can reserve a time to donate by registering at make- donation. Enter the sponsor code: Perani. They can also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733- 2767).

The first 100 people to register online to give blood will receive a Make a Difference Day tshirt when they donate.

Each donor will receive two tickets to any Michigan Warriors hockey game this season.

The event is being sponsored by: Flint Corps, a collaborative effort among the colleges to increase volunteering and civic engagement; HandsOn Genesee, the volunteer center for Flint and Genesee County; Perani Arena & Events Center; Genesee Valley Rotary; the American Red Cross. — R.S.

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