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Flint & Genesee CVB Hosts the 4th Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town”

FLINT – How far can you stretch a dollar these days? From downtown Flint to For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, and to numerous destinations in between, that is, if you hop aboard the “Be A Tourist in Your Home Town” shuttle.

Presented by the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the fourth-annual “Be a Tourist in Your Hometown” is a one-day excursion that gives local residents and non-residents alike the opportunity to experience some of the best of what the community has to offer – all for only $1. The event takes place July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from its hub at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint.

“Tourists” purchase passports that grants access to more than two dozen venues throughout Flint. The passports are also valid for a 10-percent discount on food and soft drink purchases at 15 restaurants in downtown Flint. Complimentary transportation between attractions is provided by co-sponsor Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) on designated MTA “Tourist” buses. – G.G.

Shelter receives $10k gift

FLINT – Shelter of Flint is pleased to announce a gift of $10,000 from Water for Flint. Water for Flint is an initiative of Marseille Allen, who has utilized the GoFundMe online platform to raise nearly $60,000 to provide bottled water, baby wipes, and nutritional food items to residents impacted by the Flint Water Crisis. While many initiatives were launched to support Flint, Water for Flint is the most successful GoFundMe project, which resulted in a $10,000 donation from GoFundMe.

Water for Flint’s $10,000 gift will be utilized to enhance Shelter of Flint’s existing meal program with foods that have been identified to fight the effects of lead exposure. Shelter of Flint is working with Hurley Medical Center’s Wellness Services department to develop and implement new menu items, identify healthy snacks, and offer wellness workshops. – G.G.

Medilodge team member honored as hero in healthcare

GRAND BLANC — Each year the Healthcare Association of Michigan (HCAM), the premier professional association representing nursing and rehabilitation communities, promotes employees in the senior community world that go above and beyond each day, naming the nominees Heroes in Healthcare.

After nominating one of their own for his dedication to excellence, Medilodge of Grand Blanc was thrilled to see that Michael Harris, a maintenance assistant, was honored on the cover of HCAM’s monthly magazine, Promoting Excellence.

Administrator Leigh Maas said, “It is a huge honor for him. We provided him with a surprise party for being nominated and honored with this title.”— A.P.

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