2018-05-27 / News

NL FFA donates chickens to Shiawassee United Way

CHESANING SERVICES PLANNED – American Legion Post # 212 of Chesaning will hold Memorial Day ceremonies at two locations on Monday, May 28. At 10 a.m., the legion will hold a patriotic ceremony at Ridge Road Cemetery in Brady Township. At 11 a.m., the ceremony will be at Wildwood Cemetery on Sharon Road in Chesaning Township. For more information, contact Post Commander Rod Toma at (989) 666-1824.

MONTROSE LEGION TO HOLD SERVICES – American Legion Post #367 of Montrose will hold Memorial Day ceremonies at two locations on Monday, May 28. At 10:15 a.m., American Legion representatives will hold a short ceremony to honor U.S. Navy sailors and U.S. Marines near the boat launch at Montrose Township Barber Memorial Park. At 10:30 a.m., the ceremony will continue at the historic church at Montrose Township Cemetery, with Pastor Robert Leming speaking. For more information, contact Post Finance Office James A. Stewart, O.D. at (810) 639-5755 or by email at jstewart@centurytel.net.

NL MEMORIAL DAY – Events for Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 in New Lothrop will include a bike decorating contest, parade, Memorial Day service and a luncheon. Judging for the bike decorating contest will be at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome and the theme is red, white and blue. The New Lothrop Memorial Day Parade will begin with lineup at 10:30 a.m. at the elementary school, 9387 Genesee St., and the procession starting at 10:45 a.m. It will proceed south through town before ending at Elmwood Cemetery. Float entries and/ or parade participants will be accepted from now until the day of the parade. Following the parade, a Memorial Day service led by local Boy Scouts will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on New Lothrop Road. The free community luncheon will be held following the ceremony at First United Methodist Church, 7495 Orchard St., in New Lothrop. For more information, call (989) 277-6784.

STC MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND SERVICE MAY 28 – The annual St. Charles Memorial Day Parade and Service will be held Monday, May 28. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. with staging for the parade to take place in the parking lot of Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, located at 708 Sanderson St. in St. Charles. The Memorial Day service will follow at the conclusion of the parade (approximately 10 a.m.) The program will be conducted in the boulevard in front of the American Legion Hall in St. Charles. For additional information area residents may call (989) 860-9994. Following the program, a brief memorial service will be held at each of the local cemeteries in (approximately) half-hour intervals. It will begin at Lakefield Cemetery at approximately 12:30 pm, followed by the World War II Veterans Memorial, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Brant Cemetery and finishing at Riverside Cemetery. Each service will consist of a prayer, a rifle salute and the playing of “Taps.”

UNITS SOUGHT FOR NL PARADE – The New Lothrop Memorial Day Parade is looking for any group, business or organization who would like to participate in the procession and honor veterans this Memorial Day. The parade will line up at the New Lothrop Elementary School on Monday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. and start at 10:45 a.m. Participants may walk, build a float, or ride in any vehicle they provide. Signs and banners are allowed and participation is free. Those interested may call (989) 277-6784.

The New Lothrop FFA announces the donation of 500 chickens to the Shiawassee County United Way.

This past summer, the senior officer team got together and filled out the Living To Serve grant, which was sponsored by the National FFA. The team’s hard work paid off and the chapter was awarded a $3,000 community service grant. This grant, along with several generous donations from community members and local businesses, was used to purchase baby chicks, feed, and processing for all of the chickens that were donated. The FFA Zoology classes as well as several individuals donated their labor to raise these chickens.

The New Lothrop FFA thanked the National FFA, the individuals and businesses who donated, and the members who helped make this project successful.

The businesses and individuals who donated include Cesal Well Drilling, Quality Ag Service LLC, Richardson Farms, Wyrick’s Orchard, Troy and Christi Birchmeier, Richard and Lori Jacobs, Jennings Family, Leann Kurney, Jeff and Lynn Riley and Stephanie Eickholt Zelinko.

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