Soberfest celebration coming this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Expect traffic slow downs in the vicinity of Torrey and Maple roads on Sunday morning to accommodate a 5k walk to promote sobriety.

For the 13th year, the Greater Flint Project Vox will hold its annual Walk for Recovery. The event is attended each year by many people from Flint and surrounding communities to celebrate recovery from substance abuse. The event emphasizes “clean, sober fun” for the whole family.

The walk begins and ends at the Union City Ball Field, 4151 Torrey Rd. Participants will be walking along the east shoulder of Torrey Road, along subdivision streets, crossing Maple Road and on the grounds of the Genesee Intermediate School District.

Traffic will be slowed on northbound Torrey road between Will-Jo Lane and Oakridge Drive and stopped at Maple Road to allow walkers to cross, according to permits approved by the Flint Township Board.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m. and end about 11:30 a.m. It will be preceded by registration of walkers at 7:30 a.m. and a rally at 8:30 a.m. at the ball field. Refreshments will be offered and free T-shirts given to those who collect $20 or more in pledges. Donations are not required to participate.

The walk is part of the 18th annual Soberfest of Recovery celebration, sponsored by UAW Local 598, featuring a full day of family-oriented events including the MOST Softball Tournament.

Other scheduled activities include the Union City Trout Pond at 11 am., children’s games at 11 a.m., a euchre tournament and horseshoes at noon, and volleyball at 1 p.m..

Box lunches, raffles and dancing are also planned for the rain-or-shine event taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free and the the public is invited. For more information, call 810- 236-6834.

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