Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

July 21, 2011

The town is getting a little spruced up, just in time for the annual Festival of Flags.

But it’s not the city or a civic organization behind the cleanup effort. Teens from here, and elsewhere around the state and country, took part this week in the Catholic HEART Workcamp in Davison. About 200 youth took part in the project and volunteers were put to work in Davison and elsewhere around Genesee County. Davison City Manager Michael Hart said the city received a helping hand from about 40 volunteers who took on projects which included scraping old paint off the Davison Historical Society Museum, cleanup and general repair in Jack Abernathy Regional Park and the installation of railings at City Hall.

Shelly Fenner- Krasny will once again lead Davison Middle School as principal. Fenner-Krasny, a 31-year veteran of Davison Community Schools, previously served as principal of Davison Middle school from 2003 to 2007 and as assistant principal for three years prior to that. For the past four years, Fenner- Krasny has been principal at Central Elementary.

25 YEARS AGO

July 17, 1996

Representatives of the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce and St. John the Evangelist Church were scheduled to meet July 17 to discuss the future of two festivals that could become one. The meeting came as a result of a July 10 vote by the chamber board of directors to negotiate a possible “partnership.” The chamber board hopes to merge activities of the chamber’s annual Festival of Flags and the church’s annual Country Fair.

The Davison Lions Club will begin final efforts for their community center at N. Oak and Davison roads, following actions by the Davison Township Planning Commission, July 10. With approval of conditional use permits by the commission, club member Tim Most said the group can begin plans for the erection of the building.

50 YEARS AGO

July 21, 1971

A Davison Regional Park and recreation area of 134 acres is now a distinct possibility. The city has been notified that its application, submitted last March for up to $154,989 has been approved by both the Department of Natural Resources and the Legislature. The area is west of the city and south of the Black Creek and ties into the present park north of the present high school and the one in the southwest corner of Collingwood Village.

It’s horse show time again in Davison. On Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. and on Sunday, starting at noon, about 500 horses will be on display at the 18th annual Kiwanis Horse Show on the Davison Junior High School grounds. Horses will be shown in 85 classes, coming from Michigan and six or eight adjacent states, Bryce McGinnis, veteran chairman of the event, told the Index.

100 YEARS AGO

July 10, 1921

Secretary Ray Potter has just informed The Index that auto races will be held at the Davison track, July 30. At least 25 drivers will take part and these events, wherever they have been given, have drawn thousands of spectators. If you wish excitement you will get your fill at the track July 30. Admission is 50 cents and war tax, 55 cents in all. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index