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Carman-Ainsworth to honor former band member at football game

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools will honor the service and memory of Joseph Dennie Johnson, U.S. Army Specialist, at the varsity football game against Flushing Sept. 10.

A brick will be placed in Alumni Plaza, honoring Johnson, prior to the National Anthem. At half-time, The Blue Brigade Marching Band will dedicate its show to the memory of Johnson, their former member. — N.B.

Art Guild seeking donations

SWARTZ CREEK — The recently-formed Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is seeking donations of money, goods and/or services for its upcoming art gallery at 8048 Miller Rd. The galler y will be used for teaching art, as well as providing a space for local ar tists to show and sell their ar t to the public. The galler y also will serve as a venue for individuals and families to enjoy a cultural atmosphere.

The Guild has a list of items that are needed, and all donations are tax deductible. The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is a non-profit organization.

Details or to donate items: Call 810- 449-3030. — N.B.

Van Slyke school reunion

MUNDY TWP. — Anyone who attended Van Slyke School, at the corner of Van Slyke and Maple roads, in Mundy Township —as well as friends, relatives and neighbors — is invited to a school reunion at South Mundy Methodist Church, at the corner of Linden and Baldwin roads, Sept. 18 from 1-4 p.m. for a potluck lunch.

Details: Call Elizabeth (Chandler) Lea at 989-845-4839. — G.G.

Class of 1975 to hold reunion

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Class of 1975 invites all classes of the 70’s to celebrate their 35 class reunion with live entertainment at Sharkeys located at Center and Bristol Bar, Aug. 28 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. — G.G.

Beautiful Baby Contest coming

GRAND BLANC — The annual Beautiful Baby Contest, part of the Grand Blanc Family Fun Fest, will be held Sept. 19. Times are as follow:

• Ages 0-12 months 3 p.m. • Ages 1-3 years of age 3:30 p.m. • Ages 3-5 years of age4:00 p.m.

• Winners announced at 5:00

The contest will be held at the Family Activities Tent (Grand Blvd & Reid Rd.) and the cost of entr y for each child is $5.

This event is sponsored by New York Life Agent, Chris Foster of Grand Blanc and Funtastic Inflatable’s in Burton. Applications

are available at

Children MUST BE REGISTERED BY SEPT. 10 at 5 p.m.

Send your entry form, check, or cash and photo of child to:

Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce 512 E. Grand Blanc Road

Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Winners will be chosen on overall appearance, beauty, cuteness of your child’s photograph and popular vote by the judges.

There will be one winner selected per category. Winners will receive a one hour professional photo session compliments of Noreen Owens Photography and an 8×10 photo. Plus a 2-hour bounce house rental compliments of Funtastic Inflatables and $25 towards your child’s college fund with free consultation compliments of Chris Foster & New York Life. — G.G.

Volunteer drivers needed

GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter Med-A-Ride Program needs volunteer drivers. The Genesee-Lapeer Chapter works with Lapeer County residents who need help with transportation to out of town medical appointments.

The Chapter has a van that has been equipped with handicapped equipment, such as a chair lift, etc., in order to help these individuals. Volunteer drivers are needed one day a week. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Janet Hamm at 810-232-1401, ext. 304. — G.G.

Art in the Park returns to Elms Road Park Aug. 28

SWARTZ CREEK — Those looking for something artsy and fun to do Aug. 28 need to head to Elms Road Park for the second annual Art in the Park 2010.

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Swartz Creek and Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce, Ar t in the Park features more than 52 artists that specialize in photography, painting, potter y, metalworks and textiles.

In addition to the ar t, which is available for purchase, the festival features a free Kids Zone complete with face painting, balloon art and art instruction by local ar tists Sharlene Howe and Peggy Abrams.

Howe, who owns Howe Art Supplies, will be teaching kids quick art, such as refrigerator art. Abrams will help teach kids how to paint. Entertainment will be provided this year as well, and the festival has three area musicians scheduled.

For more information on Art in the Park, visit and click on the “Art in the Park” link. — N.B.

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