Local families needed to host exchange students

GENESEE COUNTY — American freedom and democracy are a part of our everyday lives and something that we often take for granted. Have you ever thought about sharing with the rest of the world what makes America so special? You can by hosting a teen from one of more than 30 countries for the upcoming school year or semester.

Grand Blanc area families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year. Families of all types are eligible to host: those with young children or teens or families with no children at home.

They are expected to treat their exchange students as family members. They speak English, have medical insurance, and bring spending money for personal expenses.

Details: Call Larry and Heather Kokx at

810-429-7801, or e-mail

— G.G.

Flint classes of 1960 holding 50th reunion

— The Central, Northern and Southwestern classes of 1960 are holding a 50th class reunion Aug. 20, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre on U.S. 23 and Hill Road in Mundy Township. Cost is $40 for single reservation. Reservations are limited.

Send check or money order to: Class of 1960, c/o Bob Gaffney, 13086 Golfside Ct., Clio, MI 48420. For information contact Roberta Herford Hopkins at; Dawn Parr at; Karolatta Beauchamp at 810-694-

3959 or Ron Hartman at


Beat the heat at Sloan

— Sloan Museum has a variety of fun things available for families looking to escape the summer heat. Attendees can ride on a hovercraft chair, watch balls zoom from one place to another and make a hot air balloon float. Details: Visit — N.B.

Sister Circle Fall Kickoff Dinner

GRAND BLANC — Women seeking strength from God through a friend or a sister are invited to attend the Fall Kickoff Dinner of Sister Circle 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

Sister Circle is the fresh new women’s group at First Congregational Church, located on the corner of Belsay and Perry Roads. The group offers friendship, support and spiritual growth. Details: Visit — N.B.

Acorn Cottage Art Open House

GOODRICH — Acorn Cottage Art, 4895 Hegel Rd., announces an Open House 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9-10. The event features garden art, jewelry, painted furniture, fairy art, nature art, holiday art, pottery, note cards and more from local artists.

Details: Call 810-797-5271. — N.B.

Harvest Festival at Le Fleur Decor

HADLEY — Le Fleur Decor, 3442 Hadley Rd., announces its Harvest Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25.

The festival features artisans, farm fresh produce, car show, pumpkins, mums and fall decor.

Details: Call 810-797-4745 or visit — N.B.

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