FLINT TWP. — One sure sign of spring is when the first crop of applications for outdoor tent sales and events appear on the township board’s agenda.
A fireworks tent, outdoor children’s event, furniture sale and plant sales were among projects given the green light at the township board’s April 7 meeting.
“On Angels Wings,” the children’s event is scheduled to be held from 2-5 p.m. on June 1 at Regional Medical Imaging, 3346 Lennon Road. It is the second annual Relay Recess event, sponsored by RMI’s Relay for Life Team on behalf of the American Cancer Society.
The event incorporates fundraising for the American Cancer Society with entertainment, physical activity and educating children about cancer and its potential causes, leading a healthy lifestyle, taking pride in accomplishments and volunteering and helping others.
There will be a live DJ, free healthy snacks, and educational activity stations. Several participation prizes will be awarded including a Grand Prize to the boy and girl who raise the most money for the American Cancer Society.
Curb cuts and parking lanes still are painted bright pink from last year’s event. A walking track will be laid out in the parking lot.
The Art Van Furniture store, 4577 Miller Road, received permission to hold outdoor tent sales from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday May 8 through May 19 and from August 1 through August 19.
Same as in past years, a tent will be pitched in front of the store facing Linden Road.
The Kroger store, 5249 Corunna Road, received its annual OK to erect a shade structure in the parking lot for seasonal plant and gardening sales. It has permission to operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 14 though July 30.
A fourth permit was granted to Mama’s Grow Shop, 4226 Fenton Road for the purpose of selling fireworks.