Church doing community service work this weekend
FLINT TWP. — Central Church of the Nazarene on Bristol Road will be conducting its annual Mission Blitz on Saturday, April 23. The Mission Blitz is an annual service day where church volunteers go out to various sites in the community to perform services such as painting fire hydrants for the township fire department. Other job sites this year include cleaning the lunchroom and classrooms at Dillon Elementary and possibly putting mulch on the playground; water distribution, vacant lot cleanup and sidewalk edging with Joy Tabernacle church; and sorting, boxing and stacking food at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m., at the church’s Peak Building for a prayer before heading out to work sites. — R.S.
Church helps clean up Corunna Road
FLINT TWP. — West Court Street Church of God will conduct its annual Litter Pick-up for Adopt-a-Highway on Corunna Road, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23. After a safety instruction meeting at t church, 2920 W. Court Street, volunteers will drive to assigned cleanup areas along Corunna Road between Pershing Street in Flint and the I-75 freeway bridge in Flint Township. The litter cleanup takes about three hours and ends at the Genesee Valley Trail parking lot. The workers use gloves, litter grabbers and specially-marked garbage bags supplied by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Volunteers are welcome. — R.S.
Flint Township board candidates at WFBA
FLINT TWP. — A Flint Township Candidate Forum will be hosted by the West Flint Business Association, at its monthly meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m., April 21 at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Rd. Candidates for supervisor, clerk, treasure and trustee are expected to attend the meeting and briefly comment on why they are running for office. Non-members are welcome to attend. — R.S.
Time for spring cleaning (and shredding)
FLINT TWP. — Gather up your old receipts, bills and other confidential documents that have personal identification that needs to be shredded before being discarded. A free Township Shredding Day is scheduled for May 7, from 10 a.m.-noon in the parking lot at the Administration Building, 1490 S. Dye Road. Residents are allowed to bring in two boxes of documents per vehicle. Township Clerk Kim Courts arranges for the professional shredding truck to come in twice a year – once in the spring and again in the fall. — R.S.