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Old Newsboys Christmas sign-up is underway

FLINT— Enrollment in the Old Newsboys of Flint’s Christmas Program runs through Dec. 23. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint. Sign-up hours are from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed from 12-1 p.m. daily). Sign-up will also be open Dec. 5, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Details: Visit www.onbflint.org or contact the Old Newsboys at 810-744-1840 for more information. – G.G.

Lapeer “Starting a Business” workshop

LAPEER – A free “Starting a Business” workshop will be presented in Lapeer on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Mott Community College Campus on Lake Drive.

There is no fee but advance and separate registration for each individual is required. Online registration and class description are available at: clients.sbdcmichigan.org/workshop. aspx?ekey=63350012 “Starting a Business” is a comprehensive overview of what it takes to evaluate market and sales potential for products/services, start-up costs, financing options, and business planning along with necessary steps to getting started. Every registered attendee will receive a copy of the 60 page book “Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business.”

Details: Call 810-762-9660. – G.G.

Tractor Supply raises $893,817 for 4-H

GENESEE COUNTY – Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, recently announced the fundraising results of its Fall 2015 Paper Clover Campaign.

Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States, raised an astounding $893,817 during the 11-day national in-store fundraiser. With the more than $1.8 million raised during the 2015 Spring and Fall campaigns, Tractor Supply has now raised nearly $8.3 million for 4-H programs across the country through the Paper Clover Campaigns in just over five years.

Shoppers at Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Feed and Farm Supply stores had the opportunity to purchase paper clovers between October 7 – 18 for $1 or more during checkout. Seventy percent of the funds raised will benefit state and local 4-H youth development program activities, such as local camps and after-school programs, and grant scholarships for 4-H youth in the communities where Tractor Supply and Del’s stores are located. The remaining thirty percent of the total funds will be donated to National 4-H Council to help connect more young people across America to high-quality 4-H youth development programs.

Tractor Supply Company and National 4-H Council now look ahead to their spring Paper Clover Campaign set for April 13-23. – G.G.


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