Gleaner Community Service Awards tonight
FLINT TWP. — The Gleaner Greater Flint Area Arbor has selected three very active volunteers to honor this year at its Community Service Recognition Awards (CSRA) Dinner and awards presentation, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 8 at Ballenger Auditorium of McLaren Hospital – Flint, 401 S. Ballenger Highway.
The Senior CSRA recipient is Harry Mitchell, recognizing his 30 years of volunteer service as an actor in the Flint Community Players, the Kearsley Park Players, Shakespeare in the Park and other local theaters. Harry has contributed to the cultural life of our community and mentored new actors.
The Adult CSRA honoree is Hillary Hicks for her 6 years of volunteer service in developing the youngsters in the 4-H Club ‘Country Clovers’ which has sponsored the small animal exhibits at the Genesee County Fair. Hillary’s 4-H Club members have helped Gleaner Arbor clean up and beautify the Flint Township Park for the past six years.
The Youth CSRA will be presented to Austin Taylor (age 16) for his volunteer service to his church and for helping community members with yard care and household maintenance. Along with the Faith Missionary Church Youth Group, Austin has helped the Arbor clean and beautify Flint Township Park for the past six years.
Congressional Certificates of Recognition will be awarded by Congressman Dan Kildee and will be presented by his aide. State Rep. Pam Faris will present State of Michigan Special Recognition Awards to the honorees. The Greater Flint Area Arbor of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society is a fraternal organization. — R.S.
Blood drive at the mall
FLINT TWP. — Michigan Blood will hold a blood drive at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9. Donors will have a chance to win 4 lower level tickets to the Detroit Red Wings vs. Winnipeg Jets hockey match on Feb. 14 along with a $50 gas card. Preregister by calling 1-866-MIBLOOD (642- 5663 or at miblood.org. — R.S.
Invitation to special screening of “Selma”
GRAND BLANC — Hurry. There may be time left to purchase tickets to a private showing of the Golden Globe nominated film “Selma” at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at NCG Trillium Theatre, in Grand Blanc, hosted by Flint Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Today is the final day to purchase a ticket. They will not be sold at the door. Admission is $15 and includes free refills on concessions. All proceeds will benefit the Rebecca Louise Robinson scholarship fund. Go to www.flintdeltas.com/upcoming_ events/ to purchase your tickets online. You may also contact LaTonya Ross, (810) 875-6735; or Aretha Ponder-Bradley, (248) 882-0675. — R.S.