Linkin’ Bridge to headline GDL Black History Brunch

FLINT – Linkin’ Bridge, an a cappella group finalist of America’s Got Talent, will headline Genesee District Library’s 17th Annual Black History Month Brunch to be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc.

Linkin’ Bridge appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in November, and is best known for warm harmonies and emotional performances.

“We’re thrilled to land such a bigtime act for our Brunch,” said Mary Higginbottom-Johnson, GDL Branch Operations Manager and member of the Black History Month Brunch Advisory Committee. “The members of Linkin’ Bridge are wonderful examples of the kind of spirit we are honoring. They want to change the world with their music.”

During the brunch, the Genesee District Library will recognize three individuals with the Award of Excellence for their achievements, contributions and service. The honorees include Pastor Jeffery Hawkins, Mr. Charles “Chuckii” Montgomery, Jr. and Mr. Sam Wells. The event will also recognize Communities First, Inc. with the Partner in Progress Award.

Matt Franklin of WJRT ABC12 will emcee the event, and sponsors include Hamilton Heath Network, Sylvia and

Roosevelt Keys, WJRT ABC12 and

WDZZ 92.7.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District

Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for kids and teens, which engages over

6,000 people each summer. Tickets for the event are $35 each and can be purchased at the Genesee District

Library’s Headquarters Branch, 4195

W. Pasadena Avenue, during regular hours, or online at

Details: Call 810-230-9613. — P.S.

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