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News Briefs
News Briefs

May 23, 2012

Blood drive

From noon to 5:45 p.m., June 7, the Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Road, Goodrich will be hosting the American Red Cross Blood Drive. Individuals 17 years and older who are in good health may donate blood. Please bring a donor card and Michigan driver’s license or form of ID if planning to donate. Details: 1-800-733-2767.

Flag retirement

From 7 to 8 p.m., May 27, Ortonville Cemetery, 175 N. Ortonville Road, will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Anybody that has a flag they would like to retire is welcome to bring it to the ceremony. Cub Scout Troop 531 will be in attendance.

Can drive

During the months of May and June, the Village of Goodrich is hosting a can and bottle drive to support the Flag Display Eagle Project. Bottle and cans can be dropped off at Fantasy Land Ceramics, Brown’s Do-It Center, Lucy’s Pet Supplies and Feeds, and Hempton’s Goodrich Body Shop. Please rinse out bottles and cans before donation. Details: Hunter Hansz at 810-797-6039.

Art contest

By 3 p.m., June 6 to June 15, Art for Life, 391 Mill St. Ortonville, will register entries for the 6th Annual Art Contest. The entry fee is $10 for ages 18 years and older. One entry per artist is required as well as a frame for entries 18 years and older. The art must be no larger than 18 by 24 inches and be two-dimensional original pieces. First, second, and third place winners in each age group will receive a ribbon and gift certificate from Art for Life. Entries must be ready to hang by securely attached wire. No craft kits. Details: 248- 627-4901.

Office closed

The Citizen newspaper office, 12 South St., Ortonville, will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen May 29. 248-627-4332.