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Cave Quest VBS in August

GRAND BLANC — The Cave Quest! Grand Blanc United Methodist Church at 515 Bush Avenue is hosting free Vacation Bible School August 8th-12th from 9am-12pm for ages 3 thru 5th grade. Come and explore God’s love with us! Register online @ (click the Cave Quest link) or register at the church. Call (810)287-8506 for questions. — P.S.

Boats4Vets at Lake Fenton

FENTON — The American Legion Post 413, Grand Blanc, along with other businesses and organizations are sponsoring the third annual Boat4Vets event at Skipper Buds’ Marina on Lake Fenton Aug. 2. Details: Call 810-730-7963 or e-mail — G.G.

School board candidates have until July 26 to file

GENESEE COUNTY — Please be advised that the filing deadline to appear on the November 2016 ballot for Local School Board and Community College Candidates is July 26, at 4 p.m.

A list of available positions within the school districts along with information on how to file for candidacy is available on the Genesee County Clerk’s webpage at: php

July 26 is also the deadline for open village seats. Those candidates are required to file an Affidavit of Identity at their local Township Clerk’s office and file for Campaign Finance at the County Clerk’s office. Contact your Township Clerk for filing requirements. — G.G.

Mott Foundation marks $3B in giving over 90 years

FLINT — As it celebrates nine decades of helping to strengthen communities at home and around the world, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announced today that it has surpassed $3 billion in total grant-making since its launch on June 19, 1926.

The milestone was reached as the Foundation made a $5 million grant to help its hometown of Flint recover and rise from the city’s water crisis.

The grant will provide a dollar-for-dollar match on up to $5 million in donations made to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund through December 31. The Fund is held at the Foundation for Flint, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF), and is intended to provide support over the next 20 years for interventions to help area children overcome the effects of lead exposure.

The grant is part of the Foundation’s recent commitment of up to $100 million over five years to respond to the water crisis. It also reflects Mott’s longstanding support in Flint and around the world for efforts that help people and communities work together to address challenges and opportunities. — G.G.

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