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June 20, 2012

Contest winners

The sixth annual Art of Life art contest was held June 15 with 38 entries competing for first, second, and third place. The first place winners for each age group are as follows: Adult: Cheryl Grounds; ages 15-17: Nick Wummel; ages 12-14: Lauren Hunt; ages 9-11: Zoee Harris; and ages 5-8: Emilynne Brave. The most popular subject matter among the drawings and paintings were animals and older architecture.

Footbridge closed

Ortonville- Due to safety concerns, the footbridge between South Street and Harvey Swanson Elementary School, 209 Varsity Drive, will be closed until further notice. The bridge will be replaced this summer.

Flag pole volunteers

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 26-29, the Village of Goodrich Office will be seeking volunteers to begin the installation of the flag pole display. Details:

Cereal drop-off

From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and Sundays the Ortonville United Methodist Church (OUMC), 105 Church St., is collecting cereal to be distributed to families in need in the village for summer breakfasts. Many youth qualify for free or reduced costs for breakfast and lunches during the school year. For more details about Village Kids Breakfast Club - contact Betty Stewart, 248-627-3324.


On June 30, Oakland County Parks will be hosting a fireworks celebration at Groveland Oaks County Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly. Music, crafts, inflatables, pony rides, DJ dance, group games and more will also be available at the park. The cost is $10 per vehicle park entry fee after 5 p.m. or free with a 2012 Annual Vehicle Permit. Details:

Pedal Across Lower Michigan

On June 28, Brandon High School will be welcoming more than 900 cyclists from the group, Pedal Across Lower Michigan. The cyclists will be biking to and sleeping in Ortonville as one of their many stops until the group reaches their final destination of New Baltimore. Nights are spent at schools that allow the riders to use the showers and set up tents. Most often the school's food service is called on to prepare and serve the meal.The ride helps promote bicycling by demonstrating that people can cycle public roads safely and enjoy doing it. Details: Ann Walker, 810-624-2722.

Prescription drug drop

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Genesee County Sheriff's Department will be hosting a prescription drug drop-off at Atlas Township Hall, 7386 S. Gale Road. The sheriff's department hopes to properly dispose of unwanted and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.Details: Atlas Township Hall, 810-636-2548.

Library millage

At 7 p.m., June 25 Harvey's Restaurant, 39 N. Ortonville Road, will host a Support Our Library ballot question committee. Volunteers and donations are welcome. The issue will be on the Aug. 7 ballot.

Details: 248-892-7632.