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Scrap tire drive June 19-23

  The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission will be conducting their first household scrap tire drive of the summer during the week of June 19-23, 8am-2:30pm at the following locations: Monday, June 19: TA Truck Stop, 6364 Dixie Hwy, Bridgeport; Tuesday, June 20: St. Charles Township Hall, 1003 N. Saginaw Street, St. Charles; Wednesday, June 21: Albee Township Community Center, 10645 East Rd. (M-13), Albee Township; Thursday, June 22: James Township Hall, 6060 Swan Creek Road, James Township; Friday, June 23: Frankenmuth Township Hall, 210 W. Genesee, Frankenmuth.
  The program is open to all Saginaw County property owners at no cost. All tire drop-offs must meet the following criteria: 1. Saginaw County residents only (Must have a valid Michigan I.D. or  Driver’s License); 2. Tires are limited to household tires, car, pickup truck, motorcycle, bike, and other small tires. 3. Tires must be off the rim. 4. Residents limited to ten tires per address, per year. 5.  Oversized tires are NOT accepted (semi, tractor, or heavy equipment). 6. SCMAC does NOT accept tires from businesses or other revenue generating enterprises such as agriculture and contracting operations.
  Further details and information in regards to the June and July tire drives can be found at: or citizens can contact the office at (989-755-5751).
  Scrap tires are ideal mosquito breeding habitat for both nuisance and disease carrying mosquitoes. SCMAC’s scrap tire program is part of our Source Reduction effort, and annually results in thousands of tires being collected from Saginaw County property owners and communities. All collected tires are transported to Environmental Rubber Recycling in Flint where they are shredded and used in various capacities.

Summer art camps announced at Primed to Paint

  Primed To Paint has announced they will be offering summer art camps for kids ages 7 – 18.  Fourteen different multi-media art camps run throughout the summer.  
  Three day art camps include the following themes and dates:  Paint Your Pet Camp, Monday, June 19-Wednesday, June 21, Zoo Camp, Monday, June 26- Wednesday, June 28, State of Michigan Camp, Tuesday, July 11-Thursday- July 13, Under the Sea Camp, Monday, July 17-Wednesday, July 19, Emoji Camp, Tuesday July 25- Thursday, July 27, Art Masters Camp, Monday, July 31- Wednesday, August 2 and Peace, Love, and Happiness Camp, Tuesday, August 8- Thursday, August 10.  
  Campers will complete three different multi-media art projects.  (Examples of these art mediums include:  mosaic tiling, canvas painting, t-shirt art, pottery, rock painting, water color painting, or paper sculpture.)  Each camp also includes a snack, and incorporates writing and reading for the young campers.  
  One day art camps are as follows:  Lego Camp, Thursday, June 22, 4th of July Camp, Thursday, June 29, Dr. Seuss Camp, Monday, July 10, Map Camp, Thursday, July20, Eric Carle Camp, Monday, July 24, Pop Art Camp, Thursday, August 3, and Bird Camp, Monday, August 7.  Campers will complete three different multi-media projects.  One day camps also include lunch, snack, and writing and reading components.  
  Parents will not be permitted to stay during studio time of the camper.  Primed To Paint wishes to foster student independence and creative fun for each camper.  Call the studio (989-262-8199) or email paint@ for registration, price information and times.    


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