2010-12-16 / News Briefs

News Briefs

Richfield Township garbage pickup will be Saturday

RICHFIELD TWP. — Due to the extreme weather and the closure of some streets on Monday, the garbage pickup day for Richfield Township will be on Saturday, Dec. 18, this week. — G.G.

Three DHS students selected for State Honors Choir

DAVISON — Davison High School students Jamal Epperson, Sarah Hannigan and Brittany Flowers were chosen for excellence in musicianship and asked to perform as a member of the Michigan State Honors Choir in January.

The students auditioned for the chance at the regional level of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association-sponsored State Honors Choir event Dec. 4 at Flushing High School.

Jamal, Sarah and Brittany will perform as members of the State Honors Choir at the Michigan Music Conference Jan. 22, in Grand Rapids. This is the top honor for a choral musician in our state. — G.G.

Local choir offers concerts

DAVISON TWP. — “Voices of Life,” the choir of Life Fellowship Chapel, will present “Come and Worship: A Christmas Invitation” at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at the church’s Davison campus, 2361 N. Irish Rd.

The Christmas musical by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith invites people to step away from the busyness of the season and focus on the most important message of the holiday. The presentation includes a variety of musical styles and dramatic readings from biblical characters connected with the original Christmas story.

The choir consists of members from communities including Davison, Lapeer, Burton and Mt. Morris. Admission to the concert is free of charge.

Life Fellowship Chapel offers ministry to the Davison and Lapeer communities. For more information on church programs, call 653- 4950 or 895-4458. — G.G.

Local municipalities allow Sunday liquor sales

DAVISON AREA — Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township did not act on the new state law regarding liquor sales. The law, which Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed in November, went into effect on Dec. 1 and states retailers, bars, restaurants and other businesses be able to sell alcohol starting at 7 a.m. on Sundays.

The law also allows for alcohol to be sold up to 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve and after noon on Christmas Day. There was a provision in Granholm’s law however that would give municipalities until Dec. 15 to vote against the extension of sale hours. — G.G. Community comes out to say goodbye to Kautz

DAVISON — Hundreds of people streamed into the Davison Senior Citizens Center Dec. 8 to see Chris Kautz, retiring director of the center at her going away reception.

Some came briefly to see Kautz and thank her for her efforts. Others stayed for official presentations, which began after 5 p.m.

Master of ceremonies, Duane Combs, began the program. Eric Lieske, superintendent of Davison schools, was the first presenter and speaker. The next was Davison Clerk Andrea Schroeder.

Kay Beebe of the Red Hat Mad Hatters followed suit. Jerry Richards, board chairman of the Senior Center, had some kind words. Kurt Soper, supervisor of Davison Township, declared every Dec. 8 will be Chris Kautz Day.

Davison Township Police Chief Larry Hrinik save Kautz a token for one exemption for speeding (would that hold up in court?).

Cathy Doerr and Jim Dowsett were presenters from the Davison Kiwanis Club. Both stressed Chris was the first female president of the Davison Kiwanis Club.

Jim Hansen spoke on behalf of the Davison Chamber of Commerce. Ann Anderson, Clio Senior Center director, read a poem she wrote for Chris.

Patrick Gleason, Genesee County Commissioner, pointed out how valuable Kautz was on budget work, and Father Andrew Czajkowski, pastor of St. Johns, spoke well of Chris. Kautz, with her two granddaughters at her side, thanked everyone. —

Submitted by Larry Stricker of Davison

Inspirational concert at New Jerusalem

GENESEE TWP. — On Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. The Inspirational Voices of New Jerusalem will give their Annual Thank You Concert. Everyone is welcome. New Jerusalem is located at 1035 E. Carpenter Road, Flint. Details: Call 810-787-8311. — G.G.

Christmas Mass Times

DAVISON — St. John the Evangelist Parish, 404 N. Dayton St., announces the following Christmas Mass times: Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. with Schola Cantorum and Faith Ringers (Carols begin at 3:15 p.m.); 6 p.m. Liturgy with children and St. John Singing Angels Choir and Kristal Bells, midnight with Celebration Choir and Celebration Brass (Carols begin at 11:15 p.m.) and Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. and noon. All are welcome to worship. — G.G.

Rock of Ages to perform

DAVISON — Area’s own big band, Rock of Ages, hosts the seventh annual Christmas Concert, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at Davison First Baptist Church, corner of Main and Fourth streets. Sacred and seasonal pops will be performed. Free will offering.

Details: Call 810-653-4459. — G.G.

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