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January 18, 2012 - School board

officers elected

Brandon Twp.- The Brandon Board of Education elected its officers for the 2012 school year during the annual organizational meeting Jan. 16. Kevin McClellan was elected board president; Debbie Brady is vice-president; Debbie Schummer is secretary; and Le Anne Schmidt is treasurer. Greg Allar, Kim Kulaga and Chris Yuchasz round out the board as trustees.

Coffee hour

At 9 a.m., Jan 27, The Citizen newspaper staff hosts a coffee hour at The Citizen office, 12 South St. Come join us for treats and conversation. Donations for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund are accepted. Details: 248-627-4332

Library hours

Brandon Twp.- Due to declining operating revenue, the library, 304 South St., is closed Fridays and Sundays. The library is open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Details: 248-627-1460.

Senior lock-in fundraiser

From 6-8 p.m., Jan. 24 a fundraiser for the Brandon High School senior all-night party will be hosted at Culver's, 6910 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston.

Details: Michele Fernandez, 248-627-7320.

Wojo's packing party

From 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Feb. 11, Wojo's Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, Ortonville, will host their annual packing party with the Desert Angels. The store will accept donations from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday for anyone who wants to drop items off. Details: Lisa Kemeny, 248-627-6498.


In the Dec. 31 edition of The Citizen, the page 1 cutline should have been "Fiddler on the Roof" at GHS.

Avalon Hospice needs volunteers

Goodrich, Hadley and Ortonville area hospice patients are looking for friendly people from the area to sit with them, watch movies, read to to them or just listen and share stories of the past or present. Volunteers with special skills such as beauticians, pet therapists or musicians are needed to share their talents and services. Volunteers will also be provided with the necessary training at a convenient location—to ensure the best possible volunteer experience.

Volunteer hours are flexible.

More details:

www.odyshealth.com or Candy 800-664-6334 or 810 733-7250.

Family Dive-In

From 4-6:30 p.m., Jan 28, the Senior Lock-in Committee will host a Family Dive-In Dinner Fundraiser at the Brandon High School swimming pool. Swimming from 4-5:30 p.m. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. pizza, cookies and bottled water. Cost is $5 per person. Details: Ann Smith: 248-860-7267.

Seasoned Readers

From 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 16, the Brandon Township Library will host the Seasoned Readers Book Club for adults or teens with adult companion.

Discussion will be about "Native Son" by Richard Wright. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's novel is just as powerful today as it was when written in its reflections on poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America.Details: 248-627-1461.

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