Bay City, Michigan 48706
Front Page Photo of the Day Log-IN About us August 19, 2016
(Prior Story)   Community ArTicle 10557   (Next Story)


Linda McLaren, RDS, checks out a 7-year-old's teeth.

Southend Citizen's District Council hosts Community Unity Night

August 19, 2016       Leave a Comment
By: Pati LaLonde

Printer Friendly Story View

Everybody came out for a Community Unity Event, hosted by the Southend Citizen's District Council Wednesday night.

The idea of the event is just what the name suggests, bringing the Southend community together for an evening of fun, and lots of free stuff.
While fun was the theme, registered dental hygienists Linda McLaren and Karen Pavlawk of Dental Hygiene Health Services cleaned, assessed, provided fluoride and sealants for anyone from the age of 0 to 100 plus.
This non-profit group offers free dental care through grants from the Bay Area and Midland Area community foundations. "We provide the service to people at reduced rates or no rate," said Pavlawk. "Many people have health care, but don't have enough money for dental care."

Saphyre Jacobs, 7, was a little nervous as she climbed into the chair and opened her mouth for McLaren. But when all was said and done, the Bay City Academy student decided it wasn't that bad.

"It was different," she said.

As the duo worked inside, outside was where all the action was with Bay City Police and Fire on hand with squad cars, fire trucks and the smoke house, games, and lots of good things to eat.

Hailey Thompson, 5, and brother Karson Thompson, 8, learned a few lessons during their trip through the smoke house. "There was smoke and we had to crawl," said Hailey.

Meanwhile, Karson learned it isn't easy getting out of a smoke-filled house.

"We had to feel for a door," he said. "If it's hot, we don't go. If it's cold we can go."

With school just around the corner, members of Grace United Methodist Church passed out book bags, notebooks, and pencils, as well as offering a cup of lemonade.

Joycelynn Morin, 8, a student at Washington Elementary School, was excited to receive a pink polka dot backpack decorated with kittens.

"I'm going to fill it up with lots of crayons, pencils, and rulers," she said.

The Literacy Council of Bay County offered free children's books, and Magic Carpet offered popcorn.

Jim and Wanda Irving manned the grill, cooking up a mound of hots dogs, and Trinity Lutheran Church and School passed out bottles of water.

There were also chances to win gift cards from McDonald's and PNC Bank.

Hailey Thompson, 5, leaves the smoke house with Zachary Davis, 5, right behind her.
Photo by Pati LaLonde

Saphyre Jacobs receives a backpack from a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Photo by Pati LaLonde

Wanda and Jim Irving man the grill during the Community Unity Night.
Photo by Pati LaLonde

Dani Sova, 9, Destiny Sova, 9, and Dorian Sova, 10, select free books from the Literacy Council of Bay County.
Photo by Pati LaLonde

Printer Friendly Story View
Prior Article

May 20, 2019
by: Rachel Reh
Jolt Credit Union is BACC Hot Spot for 5/20/2019
Next Article

May 14, 2019
by: Stephen Kent
Rotary Hears Update on Bay Veterans Foundation
Agree? or Disagree?

Pati LaLonde

Pati is a freelance writer with experience in all things pertaining to Bay County, Michigan.

More from Pati LaLonde

Send This Story to a Friend!       Letter to the editor       Link to this Story
Printer-Friendly Story View

--- Advertisments ---

0200 Nd: 05-16-2019 d 4 cpr 0


(Ads not affiliated with Google)

Ads By
Rotary Club of Bay City
Click Here To Join Today

Ads By
Historical Press - By Dave Rogers
Purchase Your Copy Today!

Ads By
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Click Here to Visit Our Site!
Improving The Economic Climate, Business Environment & Quality of Living Throughout The Bay Area

Designed at OJ Advertising, Inc. (V3) (v3) Software by Mid-Michigan Computer Consultants
Bay City, Michigan USA
All Photographs and Content Copyright © 1998 - 2019 by OJA/MMCC. They may be used by permission only.
P3V3-0200 (1) 0   ID:Default   UserID:Default   Type:reader   R:x   PubID:mbC   NewspaperID:noPaperID
  pid:1560   pd:11-18-2012   nd:2019-05-16   ax:2019-05-20   Site:5   ArticleID:10557   MaxA: 999999   MaxAA: 999999
CCBot/2.0 (