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Jordan Ross

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Flint Community Building Events

February 10, 2016

FLINT, MI - Do carnival games, a movie night, and free food sound like a nice way to spend a Saturday night? All members of Flint are welcome to come and find out, as the city invites everyone to come together in a new set of community building events. With these events, the city will bring everyone together and reinvigorate the bond that all members of this great community share.

For three consecutive Saturdays, beginning Feb. 20, continuing Feb. 27 and ending March 5, three community building events will be held at three Flint area high schools. On Feb. 20, the first community builder will be held at Southwestern Classical Academy. The following Saturday on Feb. 27, the event will be held at Durant-Tuuri Mott Elementary School. The final community builder will be held on Saturday, March 5, at Northwestern High School.

All events will begin at 5 p.m. each Saturday, and end at 10 p.m. on the same night. Residents of Flint from all age groups are encouraged to come and participate in all of the festivities.

Plenty of food will be provided by local flint restaurants, and will be free of charge for all those that attend any of the community building events. Among restaurants donating will be Olive GardenRedwood Lodge, Red Lobster and LaFamilia Morales (Facebook).

Downtown Flint, Michigan

Among various activities along with those aforementioned above will be open gym, talent shows, bingo, and arts and crafts. Also available will be a high school dance each Saturday night. Each dance will be organized by business magnate Russell Simmons, and have performances by artists such rapper Snoop Dogg among others.

Not only are the events a means to provide some much needed fun for members of the Flint community, but also a way to potentially provide support for some in the form of financial help down the road. Over the course of the events, an ongoing 50/50 raffle will take place, in which half of all proceeds will go towards establishing a scholarship fund for children who have been affected by the ongoing water crisis in the city.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver

Mayor Karen Weaver is a firm believer that these community building events are not only good for the citizens of Flint, but also important in showing the world who the people of Flint truly are.

“Especially at this time for our city, these events are very important for people of this community to have something positive to look forward to for a change,” said Weaver. “I encourage all those who can to take the time to come join together and show the world how strong this city truly is.”

For more information about this event, visit the City of Flint Website.

About Flint, Michigan

Incorporated in 1855, Flint, Michigan is the birthplace of General Motors and the beginning of the United Auto Workers. Flint has a variety of sights, sounds and experiences to be enjoyed by all ages, all seasons. Come discover the many opportunities that Flint has to offer for both pleasure and business, and see what's possible.