News Briefs

Donna’s Donuts announces paczkis goal

FLINT TWP. — To beat last year’s record of selling 770 dozen paczkis, John Gibbons, owner of Donna’s Donuts, held a press conference Feb. 16, announcing this year’s goal for paczki sales.

This year, Gibbons wants to hit a personal goal of selling 1,000 dozen orders of paczkis and to achieve this goal, the store is taking preorders. Customers can pre-order paczkis up until March 5. From March 6-8, Donna’s Donuts will sell paczkis in the store. As an incentive, those who pre-order their paczkis will be entered into a drawing to win a dozen donuts each week for the rest of 2011. The winner also will get to choose a charity that will receive a $500 donation from Donna’s Donuts.

Paczki flavors are apple, blueberry, custard, cream, cherry, lemon, prune, raspberry and strawberry. Cost is $1.10 for each one, $6.60 for a dozen or $13.20 for a dozen, which is only 12 and not 13 like a baker’s dozen.

To pre-order, customers can go online at or stop by the store, 1135 W. Bristol Rd. Customers also can call the store at 810-233-5618. — N.B.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

FLINT TWP. — Children of all ages are invited to McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd., 1 p.m. March 5 for the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party.

Attendees will make a craft, have some fun and hear a story. Details: Call the library at 810-732-9150. — N.B.

Annual rabies clinic coming to Animal Control

FLINT — Genesee County Animal Control, Citizens for Animal Rescue and Emergencies, Humane Society of Genesee County and Saginaw Valley Veterinarians Association are joining together for the 2011 Rabies Clinic.

The clinic is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Animal Control, G-4351 W. Pasadena Ave.

The cost of the rabies shot is $8. It is also required to purchase a license at the time of the shot. Licensing fees are $10 if the animal is spayed/neutered and $20 if they are not. The owner must bring the spay/neuter certificate from the vet with them to the clinic.

If owners have already purchased a license, but would like to get a rabies shot, please show proof of the license before the rabies shot is given.

All dogs four months and older are required by state law to be licensed, and the cut-off date for licensing is Feb. 28. Cats and ferrets are also able to have their rabies shot given at the clinic, but they must be contained. The clinic is open to Genesee County residents only.

Straw will also be available for dog houses, but only one bag per family. Only cash is accepted for the rabies shots.

Licenses may be paid by check made out to Genesee County Treasurer. — N.B.

Genealogical Society meeting

BURTON — The Flint Genealogical Society will be meeting 7 p.m. March 1 at the Burton Senior Citizens Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St.

David Irwin will be the guest speaker at the meeting, and he will be speaking on the Scots-Irish peoples. He will describe their beginnings in the Lowlands of Scotland from about 1600 to their first migration from Ulster to America after the revolution in the 1790s. He will also tell about the migrations of Scots-Irish to Canada and those who settled in Michigan, especially in the Thumb area in the 1880s. Irwin is a graduate of Michigan State University and professional genealogist, historian, author, speaker and consultant with more than 30 years of genealogical experience. He has had training through Boston University’s Certificate Program in Genealogical Research.

All are welcome to attend this free program. For more information on questions, call 810-655-4957.

Along with the meeting, the Flint Genealogical Society is sponsoring a research trip to Ft. Wayne, Ind., to the Allen County Public Library May 10-11. Tickets are on sale now for the bus trip. Cost is $40 for members of the society, $45 for non-members of the society. For information about lodging, food and other possible expenses, call Jim at 810- 655-4957. — N.B.

PAWS needs VG’s receipts

SWARTZ CREEK — PAWS Animal Rescue collects VG’s receipts, and asks the community to send in their receipts to help the organization. Receipts can be sent to: PAWS Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 87, Swartz Creek, MI 48473. — N.B.

Swartz Creek accepting Schools of Choice applications

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Community Schools is accepting applications for enrollment in three of its elementary schools and its middle school for the second semester of the 2010-2011 school year under the Schools of Choice program.

The enrollment is open for students who do not reside within the district’s boundaries. Dieck, Gaines and Syring Elementary Schools and Swartz Creek Middle school each have 10 openings spread throughout the kindergarten to the eighth grades.

Parents interested in enrolling their children should contact Debbie Vanderlip at 810-591- 2385 for more information on the grades and buildings that are open.

Students are not charged tuition and do not need a release from their resident (home) district if accepted by Swartz Creek.

Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Applications are available at the administration building, 8354 Cappy Lane, or online at — N.B.

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