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C-A students trick-or-treating for UNICEF

FLINT TWP. — With Halloween right around the corner, Carman-Ainsworth High School students are being asked to pick up the designated orange boxes and go trick-or-treating for UNICEF. For more than 60 years, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has served as the original Kids Helping Kids campaign. In 1950, children across America were inspired to collect coins for UNICEF to aid children abroad enduring the after-effects of World War II. More than just a charity effort — it was a call to end the needless suffering of their more vulnerable peers around the globe. Since then, for generations of Americans, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has been a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of the world’s children. Established as one of the longest-running youth initiatives in America, with more than $164 million raised to date, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF remains an inspiration for the young (and the young at heart) to further the cause of children everywhere. Hundreds of millions of kids and adults (including past presidents!), spanning three generations of Americans, have been part of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.— G.G.

Justice grant will buy protective vests

FLINT TWP. — Four bullet-resistant vests will be purchased in a 50/50 match with a $1360 Justice Assistance Grant to the Flint Township Police Department, Police Chief George Sippert reported to the township board at its Monday night meeting. —R.S.

Police and fire activity reports

FLINT TWP. — The township fire department responded to three house fires, two minor kitchen fires and assisted Burton, Flint and Mt. Morris during the past few weeks, Chief John Ringwelski reported to the township board at its Monday night meting. Department firefighters also helped out at Bishop International Airport during a recent visit by US Vice President Joe Biden, he said. They helped staff a command post and were out on the tarmac in case something happened. Reporting on police activity, Police Chief George Sippert said that officers responded to 990 calls and conducted 344 property inspections at residences and businesses since the previous township board meeting on Oct. 3. — R.S.

Family-building conference open to public

GENESEE COUNTY — The community is cordially invited to the Building Strong Families Conference sponsored by Grace Cathedral Community Church. The conference will be held at the church at 4 p.m.. Oct. 22-23. Daycare will be provided. Saturday’s guest speaker Dr. Recco Richardson, will speak at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday about family living, parenting, young people, the purpose driven life and employment strategies. —R.S.

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