In brief

CAHS theater performances

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School Theater will present “Shrek The Musical” in performances Dec. 12-14 in the Carman-Ainsworth High School Auditorium.

Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, the play is based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Show times are Dec. 12 &13 at 7 pm and Dec. 14 at 3 pm. Tickets are $8.00 in advance & $10 at the door. All seating is reserved. Tickets may be purchased online at Donations may also be made to Theatre CA for the Corey Bennett Memorial Fund and the Joe Lilly Scholarship fund at — R.S.

Where to get assistance this holiday season

GENESEE COUNTY — The registration period for Toys For Tots is December 1,2,3,4,6 & 8,9,10,11,12,13, Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call call 715-4401 or go to for more information.

Registration for help from Old Newsboys ends Dec. 23, call 810-744-1840 or stop by the office at 6255 Taylor Drive (off Hill Road between U.S. 23 & Van Slyke Road). Identification ad proof of income or required,

Outreach Downtown is looking to help 100 families with items for their children, everything from PJ’s to outfits and toys. They also have a coat program. Contact (810) 234-2479.

The North End Soup Kitchen will help provide Christmas gifts for children up to age 17. Call 810-785-6911 to see if sign up is still available. They also have vouchers for a meal from Save A Lot, according to information published on the Carman- Ainsworth Schools web site. — R.S.

Flint Assembly to invest in efficient heating systems

FLINT — General Motors will invest $7.5 million at Flint Assembly to update its compressed air system and convert from steam heat to natural gas., according to a press release. The improvements are expected to result in annual energy savings topping $900,000. Construction of a 7,500-squarefoot compressed air facility is expected to begin in spring 2015 with completion in August 2015. The one-story building will be constructed in the south employee parking lot next to the existing utility trestle leading to the assembly plant.

Besides providing cleaner, drier air, this newer technology will allow Flint Assembly to produce a world-class paint finish when its new paint shop becomes operational in 2016. Flint Assembly also will convert from steam heat to natural gas in 2016. Flint Metal converted to natural gas as a more efficient heat source in 2012 and Flint Engine was designed for gas heat when it was built more than a decade ago. — R.S.

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