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May 16, 2012 - Community awards

Clarkston Community Church hosts the 27th Annual Clarkston Community Awards Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Thursday, May 17, at the church, 6300 Clarkston Road.

Awards include Citizen of the Year, Youth of the Year, Adult-Youth Volunteer, Business Person of the Year, Community Beautification, Community Enhancement, and Community Collaboration.

For more information, call 248-625-1323.

Relay for Life

Dozens of Relay for Life teams from around the community will have games, food, and other fund-raising activities at Clarkston Junior High School, 6595 Waldon Road, this weekend.

The 24-hour Clarkston Relay for Life kicks off at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19. It also features live music and entertainment as walkers fill the track, honoring cancer survivors as well as those lost to the disease.

Memorial Day parade

American Legion Post 63 leads the Memorial Day parade through downtown Clarkston to Lakeview Cemetery, 10 a.m., Monday, May 28. Ceremony follows at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m.

Legion members will also be distributing veteran-handmade poppies, May 17-19. Watch for red poppies in downtown Clarkston, Clarkston-area Krogers, and Bueches in Ortonville to help veterans in need.

Angels Awards

Clarkston residents Elizabeth Fante and Phyllis Solmen will be honored with Angels Awards at the 30th Annual MORC Caregiver Appreciation Day, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 17, at the Palazzo Grande Banquet Center, 54660 Van Dyke Avenue, in Shelby Township.

The Macomb-Oakland Regional Center (MORC), a nonprofit human services agency based in Auburn Hills and Clinton Township, will honor 10 caregivers with the award, an "Angels" jacket, and a check for $250. Call 248-276-8109.

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