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25th annual community Holiday Dinner

FLINT — The Genesee County Bar Foundation and Bar Association 25th Annual Community Holiday Dinner is scheduled for tonight (Dec. 17), from 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St., downtown Flint. The free dinner will feature a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Children will have their photographs taken with Santa Claus and receive a small gift. No reservations necessary. Musical entertainment provided.

Details: Call 810-232-6012. — G.G.

Genesee Career Institute named to 2016 Elite 50 list

FLINT — Genesee Career Institute has been named to the 2016 Elite 50, an annual selection of the top 50 secondary school hospitality programs in the nation.

The Elite 50 list recognizes high schools as well as career and technical centers that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in hospitality education. These schools set the standard for secondary school training in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and/or hospitality management. These elite programs are also marked by strong enrollment and a dedication to community outreach. Many of this year’s Elite 50 programs have won state and national competitions for ProStart, SkillsUSA and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

More than 350 schools designated as Hospitality Programs of Distinction were invited to apply for the honor of being named to the Elite 50 list. Criteria for the schools selected for the Elite 50 included: an original recipe with photos or a restaurant management design; two student essays on the topic “Why I want to pursue a career in hospitality”; and informational materials such as videos or brochures about the school’s program. Further consideration was given to schools that operate a restaurant or catering service as part of their culinary and hospitality training.

The National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University oversees the selection process for the Elite 50 list.

Details: Visit G.G.

Loeb Trust grants $10K to Boys and Girls Club

FLINT — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant award from the Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust administered by First Merit Private Bank in support of the organizations’ youth programming.

Tauzzari Robinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint said, “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint’s programs focus on three priority outcomes: Academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. Currently the Club has over 2,400 registered members ages 7 to 17.

Details: Call 810-249-3413. — G.G.

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