In brief



Televangelist at Glad Tidings revival May 1-2

FLINT TWP. — Ron Phillips, senior pastor of Abba’s House in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be the featured speaker at the revival for Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church of God, 4475 South Linden Road. Phillips is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 and again at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2. A staffed nursery for children will be provided during the services. For more information, call the church at 810-732-8780. – R.S.

Come out to help beautify township park on April 30

FLINT TWP. — Volunteers are invited to come out and lend a helping hand at the 8th annual Join Hands Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The event is organized each year to clean and beautify the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive near the police station. After a welcoming breakfast of coffee and donuts served at 9 a.m., the volunteers will tackle many projects in the park including cleaning the flowerbeds, planning annuals and perennials in garden areas, mulching parking lot edges, placing wood chips on the nature trails and near the swings area, removing invasive plant species and pile cuttings. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and tools. A pizza lunch will be served at noon. — R.S.

DEA Drug Prescription Take-Back Day is Saturday

FLINT TWP. – After collecting and destroying 5.5 million pounds—2,762 tons—of unused prescription drugs in the past 5 years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is continuing its efforts to take back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications. The DEA invites the public to bring their potentially dangerous, unwanted medicines to one of over 5,000 collection sites around the country that are manned by more than 3,800 of DEA’s tribal and local law enforcement partners this Saturday, April 30th, from 10 am-2 pm local time. This service is free of charge, with no questions asked. The Flint Twp. Police Department has a permanent collection box in its lobby. — 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.


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