In brief

Parks and rec needs beautification volunteers

FLINT TWP. — The township Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee invites volunteers to please come out Saturday morning to help spruce up the planting area on Corunna Road next to the I-75 ramp. Parks and Rec improved the area as a Keep Genesee County Beautiful project a few years ago. Now it needs some attention. Anyone wiling to help is ask to show up about 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 and to bring work gloves and shovels. Organizers expect the work to be done by noon. — R.S.

Saturday is Shred Day

FLINT TWP. — The Township is sponsoring its annual Shred Day from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 13. It allows residents to bring up to two copy-paper sized boxes full of papers to be professionally shredded by a truck brought on site. A limit is set to keep lines short and give as many as possible an opportunity to shred and dispose of sensitive documents. ,said Township Clerk Kim Courts. The truck from Shred Experts will be located in the parking lot of the township administration building, 1490 Dye Road. — R.S.

Senior center hosting garage sale fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — A garage sale fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 in the parking lot of the Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road. Participating vendors paid a nominal fee to rent space for the sale. For more information, contact the senior center at 810-732- 6290. — R.S.

Get ready to ride

FLINT TWP. — The Bikes on the Bricks annual escorted police ride is gearing up for its eighth year. As usual, the September 13 ride will organize and depart from Vehicle City Harley Davidson on Austins Parkway. The ride route is changing this year due to construction. Tentative plans are to circle west through Flushing and south through Swartz Creek, then east on Bristol Road to Saginaw Street, before ending up on the bricks in downtown Flint at the main Bikes on the Bricks activities venue. Ride registration begins at Vehicle City at 8 a.m. and the ride is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. As many as 1,200 motorcycles have participated in past rides which some proclaim is the best escorted ride in the state.organizers say. Cost is $10 per driver and $10 for passengers, with proceeds going to various charities with children’s programs. Check back for updates on the official website at — R.S.

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