In brief

Therapy dog training at Goodrich UMC

GOODRICH – Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs will host training classes at Goodrich United Methodist Church starting Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

Therapy dogs can be any size or breed. Dogs must have a good temperament, be well socialized, and have basic obedience. Dogs must be friendly, enjoy human contact with the elderly and children. A family pet that is trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, grief camps, reading programs in schools. Dogs will be tested for Canine Good Citizen Certification.

Pre-registration is required. Classes fill up quickly, all Kathie at 248-909-9522 or Terri 248-521-2930. For more information, visit the website – G.G.

VFW to hold karaoke contest

FLINT – Each Friday in August, with the exception of Aug. 19, there will be a karaoke contest at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #822, 5065 S. Saginaw St., Registration begins at 7 p.m. (no charge to the contestant), and the contest will begin at 9 p.m. Finals will be held Sept. 9. There are cash prizes.

Details: Call 810-874-0101. – G.G.

Kids Kicking Cancer coming to GHCI

FLINT – On Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. there will be a karate demonstration sponsored by Kidney Cancer Support Group of Michigan, Chabad, and Jewish Federation of Flint. Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, a black belt father, author, and clinical assistant professor pediatrics will present a group of children (boys and girls) demonstrating martial arts and relaxation techniques.

Rabbi Goldberg is known in the US and some foreign countries for his accomplishments. “Kids Kicking Cancer’ have been featured in People Magazine, Good Morning America, the Early Show, CNN Heroes and by media all over the world.

Admission is free. Details: Email FFried11802@gmail com. – G.G.

C&L Ward donates fundraiser money to PAWS

DAVISON – C&L Ward has raised $1715.00 for PAWS Animal Rescue in a company fundraiser. The company held its annual picnic in June in which the employees partook in a raffle from items donated by several vendors.

“We are pleased to present $1715.00 to PAWS Animal Rescue,” stated Patrick Ward, President of C & L Ward. “We recognize that giving back to the community is an essential part of our business. We feel PAWS is a great cause and their mission of rescuing less fortunate pets and finding them good homes is near and dear to many of our employees.”

C&L Ward hosts several fundraisers throughout the year including a “Stuff the Truck” Food, Toiletries and Winter Wear Drive to Benefit Catholic Charities in November, a breast cancer fundraiser, a company picnic fundraiser like the one mentioned and the signature “Likes for Dollars” campaign which benefits organizations in Genesee County, the Great Lakes Bay region, Metro Detroit and Greater Lansing. – G.G.

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