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Yard sale donations needed

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth robotics team is currently accepting donations for its Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be heldSeptember 5-7. All proceeds go to the robotics team. Details: E-mail or call 810- 691-2810. — R.S.

MCC’s Shafer to receive Honorable Mention in writing competition

FLINT — Dr. Gregory Shafer, professor of English in the Humanities Division at Mott Community College (MCC), has earned an honorable mention in the 2014 Edwin M. Hopkins Award competition for his article “Political Language, Democracy, and the Language Arts Classroom” (English Journal, Vol. 103, No. 2, November 2013).

The award recognizes outstanding English Journal articles by writers other than middle or secondary classroom teachers and is given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The author of several articles on language and social linguistics,

Shafer and other honorees will be recognized at the Secondary Section Luncheon during the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Nov. 21. Shafer, originally from Muskegon, earned his doctorate degree in composition theory at the University of Michigan. He joined Mott College in 1997. — G.G.

Summer program kicks off at Boys & Girls Clubs

FLINT — Hey Kids!!No need to be bored this summer!! Come on down to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint and check out all the fun things they have to offer youth 7 to 17 years old for only a $10 per year fee!

Summer Program started June 15 and runs for 10 weeks until Aug. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Club is a fun, safe place in a positive environment for youth to engage in great and meaningful programs during the summer. Kids have an opportunity to participate in summer outside activities, get involved with healthy lifestyles by growing produce in the on-ground hoop house, art programs, photography, music programs, basketball, dodge ball, flag football, art projects, and much, much more.

The Club provides a free summer food program for youth in the community up to age 17. Lunch and a snack are served during the summer program. There are also 18 different fields trips at a cost of $5 each that kids can sign up to join such as canoeing, bowling, swimming, roller skating, hiking and more!

Don’t miss out on a great summer experience! Call today for more details or visit the Boys & Girls Club nearest you at 3701 N. Averill Avenue or 2201 Forest Hill in Flint or by calling 810-249-3413. Volunteers and donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated.– G.G.

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