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Volunteers sought for fire safety project

FLINT TWP. — The American Red Cross will be at fire station No. 1, 5331 Reuben, on Saturday morning, April 29, to assemble and lead volunteers on a community canvassing project to install free home smoke alarms. The plan is to identify township homes needing smoke alarms then returning at a later date in May to install the equipment, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski. Project organizers already have installed more than 250 smoke alarms in the city of Flint and are now working with Flint Township, he said. It is part of a national initiative to reduce fire-related deaths. For more information about how to help, call the fire station 810-732-4413. — R.S.

Literacy council to hold book sale

FLINT — The Genesee County Literacy Coalition will be having a Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24- 26. The sale will be held at Pro Med Ambulance, 2732 Flushing Rd., just east of Ballenger Highway. Look for the Used Book Sale sign in front of the building. Genesee County Literacy Coalition is a nonprofit organization that helps adults learn to read for free.

For sale details, contact 810-919-5078, gclc_ read@yahoo.com. — R.S.

St. George hosting euchre tourney

FLINT TWP. — St George Church, 5191 Lennon Road will host a euchre tournament fundraiser in the church hall on Friday May 8. Registration starts at 6;30 pm and play at 7pm. Food and refreshments will be available for sale. Cash prizes. For details, call 810- 732-0720 or 810-813-1076 — R.S.

Kudos to Big Mo

FLINT TWP. — Congratulations are due to Big MO, the Carman-Ainsworth High School robotics team. After an outstanding season of winning meets and racking up points, they have qualified to compete at the World Championship in St. Louis April 22-25. — R.S.

Habitat Olympics coming May 1

GENESEE COUNTY — Team are forming to participate in the 2015 Habitat for Humanity Olympics. This year’s event will be held on May 1 at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, 4100 S Saginaw Street in Flint. Habitat Olympics consist of construction themed games for teams of 5 to compete against each other for medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze). Fun games include Painters’ Putt-y, Toilet Toss, Plumber’s Play, Bean Bag House Throw, Boardwalk and Ladderball. There will be a Silent Auction, Drywall Raffle, Prize Wheel and many great prizes including sporting event tickets, casino trips and stay-cations. Details: Call 810-766-9089 ext.203. — R.S.


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