WELCOME HOME VETERANS DONATION DAY
Planned Home for Vets at Former Wilbur Bills Elementary in Bancroft Holding Donation Event Now Until 3pm at Prior Road Facility
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Welcome Home Veterans aims to provide quality housing and services for Shiawassee County's veterans. The faith-based non-profit that was founded in April 2015 envisions an environment that promotes camaraderie, supports spiritual, emotional and physical well-being, and offers space specifically designed for veterans and their families, including the many that struggle financially and are unable to afford quality housing.
Welcome Home Veterans recently purchased the former Wilbur Bills Elementary School in Bancroft from the Durand school district and has begun the transformation of the school into that space that the non-profit was organized to create, but your help is needed.
On Saturday March 18th, from noon to 3pm, Welcome Home Veterans is holding its first "Donation Day." All are invited to the the facility at 251 Prior Road in Bancroft. Future Donation Days will be held April 22nd and May 20th.
A golf outing to raise funds for the organization and facility is also planned for June 24th in Chesaning.
Welcome Home Veterans says there are 5,600 vets living in Shiawassee County alone, and outside of the Veteran's Affairs Office, there isn't another single veterans-dedicated housing or service organizations.
KAZOO'S TO CLOSE
Popular Corunna Family Destination Will Close Doors Next Month
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A call to Kazoo's Family Entertainment Center by Corunna Now confirmed a rumor that the popular family destination will close for good on April 30th. Paul and Jessica Dietzel opened the Corunna facility, which is filled with inflatable bounce structures, in the former Kmart Plaza in 2013. Today, Kazoo's is listed among the top 5 family entertainment options in Shiawassee County on the A-LIST as voted on by visitors to Uplift Shiawassee, Shiawassee County's positive local news website.