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Catholic Charities welcome volunteers during Catholic schools week

FLINT — The media is welcome throughout the month of January, as Catholic Charities hosts hundreds of student volunteers from Catholic Schools throughout Genesee County, including: St. Robert, Flushing, on Jan. 29 at 9 a.m.

The students are volunteering as part of Catholic Schools Week and will be working on several different service projects in the Catholic Charities Center for Hope, 517 E. Fifth Ave., Flint.

Students at Holy Family in Grand Blanc will once again be making their “Lunches of Love” to be distributed through Catholic Charities’ North End Soup Kitchen and students at St. John the Evangelist in Fenton will be working on projects at school on Jan. 30.

A few of the projects that students will be working on include making blankets for the Center for Hope Warming Center, making sandwiches and decorating cookies for Catholic Charities’ three soup kitchens, as well as making and bottling laundry soap for the Community Closet, also in the Center for Hope.

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Throughout the week, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to their church, communities and nation. (

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties has been Providing Help and Creating Hope for those in need since 1941, serving all people regardless of faith. Details: Call 810-232-9950. — G.G.

Genesee Wind Symphony holding concert

DAVISON TWP. — The Genesee Wind Symphony will perform “An American Pageant” concert Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Davison Missionary Church, 1481 N. Gale Rd. Dr. Chris Heidenreich will be conducting one of Michigan’s premier wind symphonies in a “President’s Day” concert of patriotic and American music.

The concert is free. Donations are welcome. For more information go to or check them out on Facebook. — G.G.

Award-winning gospel group coming to area church

FLINT TWP. — The Booth Brothers, a southern gospel music group, will be performing live in concert at the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 West Bristol Road on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to hear this award-winning trio (Ronnie, Micheal and Jim) sing. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 800-965-9324 or visit the church web site at ( or call the church at 810-235-5671. For tickets, go to events/337881.html — R.S.

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