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Monday, August 28, 2006


37th Annual Pioneer Day and Fall Festival

The Pioneer Memorial Association of Fenton and Mundy Townships presents their 37th Annual Pioneer Day and Fall Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2006.

Location: Pioneer House and Pioneer Museum; 2436 N. Long Lake Road, (Lake) Fenton, MI
Regular Events: 10:00am to 4:00pm (Rain or Shine)
New Early Bird Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am to 10:30am
~A wonderful, family-friendly event
~Tours of Podunk House, a Greek Revival- style Pioneer family home, as well as our Museum Building housing exhibiting antique tools, barber items, steamwheeler artifacts, and local historical artifacts
~Musical entertainment throughout the day
~Our famous Roasted Buffalo Sandwiches, homemade baked goods, and refreshments.
~Special events for children, including live animals, grab bags, games and treasure hunt
~Display booths featuring crafts, farm produce, and more
~There is still some vendor space left

Admission prices: Adults: $1.00 Children (12 and under): 50 cents
New this year, $4.00 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast includes admission to festival events.
For more information, call Joyce (810-629-7748) or Ramona (810-629-9878) or visit our website at www.addorio.com/podunk


Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Announce your Fenton Event Here!

Do you have a special event to be held in or around Fenton, Michigan that you would like to tell the public about? That is one of the purposes of FentonSays.com! This is your community - your voice - your space. This site is and about what is going on in Fenton. So please do not hesitate to submit your event information to admin@fentonsays.com and we will get it published right away.

How do people find this information? Google. This site gets good traffic from people searching about things in Fenton. Go ahead and try it for yourself. FentonSays had lots of traffic around the time when Target was opening in Fenton. People were searching Google to find out when it was going to open, if there were jobs still available, what was going on with the traffic signals on Owen Road, and a whole host of other topics. Uncle Ray's Dairyland was mentioned in an announcement for a Relay for Life event recently and we did see people searching for this. Harris Financial conducted their annual Charity Golf Outing and we saw people searching on this as well. Those are just a few examples on how local groups, businesses and charities have increased their exposure for their special events.

All you have to do it email your information to admin@fentonsays.com and you too can get FREE exposure via the internet for your special event or function! If you already have an announcement composed in Word, for example, just attached your Word document to an email to FentonSays.com and your work is done. Please be sure to send it to us in a format that is easy to copy and paste (don't send us a picture or pdf file and ask us to retype all the information, please).

What about pictures and graphics? Yes, we can have those displayed here on FentonSays.com if you have these pictures or graphics hosted on your own web space. To include a picture or graphic, just let us know the URL of the graphic file with your e-mail contribution.

Often times we get questions about how long the announcement can be. The simple answer is, as long as you want it to be. There isn't a charge for any of it, so go ahead and provide as much detail as you think the public would want. Be sure to use words that you think people would enter into a Google search to find your information.

It is FAST (just send a quick email) ... It is FREE (absolutely no charge to you for these announcements) ... It is FUN (read through our archives and you'll soon agree).

Email your event information to FentonSays.com at admin@fentonsays.com to get your FREE event announcement!

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Fenton Cinema Movie Times and Listings


Times & Tickets for 08/19/2006
Fenton Cinema - (810)629-8900
Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
(11:55), (2:05), (4:05), 6:05, 8:05, 10:05
Snakes on a Plane
(11:30), (1:45), (4:00), 6:15, 8:35, 10:55
Monster House
(5:35), 9:45
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
(12:30), (2:50), (5:10), 7:30, 9:55
(11:35), (1:35), (3:35), 7:45
(12:20), (2:30), (4:40), 6:45, 8:55, 11:05
Material Girls
(12:10), (2:20), (5:00), 7:15, 9:25
World Trade Center
(12:05), (2:40), (5:20), 7:55, 10:30
Step Up
(11:45), (2:00), (4:15), 6:30, 8:45, 11:00


Monday, August 14, 2006



Golf enthusiasts will have the opportunity to have some fun while supporting a good cause at the same time this upcoming Labor Day. The Freedom Center Church will be hosting a golf outing to benefit The Fenton Area Right to Life Organization on Monday September 4th at one of Michigan’s top ten public courses, the Coyote Preserve Golf Club of Fenton. The day will be packed with various chances to win prizes, a continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, dinner and an awards banquet. Golfers will be playing 18 holes in the 4 person scramble format, with singles, twosomes and threesomes placed into 4 person teams. The $500 donation for a foursome or a $125 donation for an individual will include use of a cart, the open driving range from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., a gift package and a ticket for a door prize drawing as well as the meals mentioned. The organizers of the event stated that they wanted to make sure that participants felt like they were getting a good value for their donation and have secured prizes for several contests including longest drive and closest to the pin for both men and women in addition to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes. If anyone is lucky enough to get a hole-in-one, Hartland Insurance has sponsored a $10,000 prize.
The idea for the event was presented to the church by Court Downs as a fellowship opportunity. Church administrator, Jeff Waltz suggested using it as a fund raiser for The Fenton Area Right to Life Organization. A committee was formed to organize the event that included Jeff Waltz, Court Downs, Tom Houle and George Hameline. The Freedom Center Church enjoys and embraces community involvement so this was a welcomed opportunity.
Fenton Right to Life is a local independent entity that governs its’ own funds to the particular needs of the surrounding community supporting many of the areas crisis pregnancy centers. The primary interest of the organization is to protect the precious gift of human life from the time of conception until natural death with a focus on educating the public on issues such as abortion and euthanasia. Fenton Right to Life has been serving women since 1984. Waltz stated that, “Right to Life aids young ladies during crisis pregnancies by supplying them with the tools and character they will need for their journey into motherhood and this is a cause The Freedom Center feels compelled to support”.
This is just one of many outreach efforts the church has taken on in the past year. “This is the first time we’ve done a golf outing, the response has been great and we hope to make this an annual event”, Waltz added. The sign up deadline for the golf outing is August 22nd. Business sponsors for the event include WSNL 600 Christian Talk Radio, Statewide Stone Fireplaces and Chimneys, Maximum Data Solutions, P&D Fertilizing, Aretha & Associates Insurance and Hartland Insurance. Sponsorships for holes, tees, towels, driving range, greens, carts and dinner are still available. For more information regarding the golf outing, sponsorship or to register contact Court Downs at (810) 599-4184 or e-mail cedowns59@hotmail.com. Registration forms are available at The Freedom Center (810 629 5261) located at 2473 W. Shiawassee Ave. in Fenton or may be found on many area business bulletin boards. For more information regarding Fenton Right To Life phone (810) 750-2645 or visit www.fentonrighttolife.org.

Submitted by
Jeff Waltz
The Freedom Center
P.O. Box 52
Fenton, MI 48430

(810) 629-0569
e-mail :waltz6576@aol.com


Friday, August 11, 2006


The Fenton Sirens

Did you hear the sirens this morning?  Usually they only blare during the testing period on the first Saturday of the month.  Today was not that day.  So it had me a little concerned.  Turns out it was just some "fluke" thing.  What the heck are we supposed to do when we hear a siren and there obviously aren't any weather related issues (wasn't it a beautiful day today?!)?  Anyways, we can all relax now.  I know you were on pins and needles.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


9th Annual Harris Financial Charity Golf Outing this SATURDAY!

When: Saturday, August 12, 2006
Where: Fenton Farms
Registration: Starts at 7:00 AM
Shot Gun Start: At 8:00 AM
Cost per player: $50
Local Charity: Avalon Hospice's Healing Hearts Camp for children

Harris Financial of Fenton, Michigan is proud to be hosting their annual charity golf outing again this year at Fenton Farms. Proceeds will go to benefit Avalon Hospice's Healing Hearts Camp for children.

The $50 per person is the "Early Bird Special" and is subject to availability. This includes 18 holes of scramble format golf, a cart, continental breakfast, and lunch donated by Woodhaven Senior Community. Some gifts and prizes will also be included. Call Harris Financial at 810-629-4900 for more information or to sign up. Checks should be made payable to "Harris Financial Charity Golf Outing." Feel free to sign up whole teams, or just an individual or two. Come one - come all - we'll have a ball !!

Avalon Hospice’s annual Healing Heart Camp is generally held the last week of July at the YMCA’s Camp Copneconic in Fenton. The day camp is an outreach program available to children of Avalon patients and members of the community who have sustained the loss of a loved one.

Attendees participate in specialized age-appropriate activities, intended to help them identify feelings, understand their reactions to grief, share with others who have experienced a loss similar to theirs, and learn to apply healthy strategies for coping.

If you would like more information about Avalon or our Healing Hearts Camp, please feel free to call 810-733-7250.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A new real estate company in the area is one worth noting -
The Avalar Home Team, with its office in Flint Township, opens this August.  The Avalar Home Team covers all of Genesee County, and is designed to provide its clients and agents with "Excellence & Integrity ... Always!"  Check them out online at http://www.hometeam.realtownblogs.com/ and watch them grow! 

Monday, August 07, 2006


Fenton Village Players - Once Upon A Mattress

Fenton Village Players will present Once Upon A Mattress - Rated PG

Music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer. This play is a Musical Comedy.

The story is a comedic twist on the classic fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea." The queen has decided that no one is good enough to marry her son, and has all but guaranteed that every vying princess will fail the test of royalty. However, the queen has never met the likes of Princess Winnifred!

Performance dates August 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12,13

Friday & Saturday performances are at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm.

Production will be held at Fenton High School Auditorium 3200 W. Shiawassee Ave. Fenton.

Tickets: The Fenton Basket Co. 108 S. Leroy St., Fenton 810-750-3800
Little Professor Book Center 17075 Silver Parkway, Fenton 810-629-3193
Loose Senior Citizens Center 707 N. Bridge St. Linden 810-735-9406
Adults $12, Over 55 and Under18 $10
Groups of 10 or more $1.00 off each ticket for any performance or $2.00 off each ticket for OPENING NIGHT ONLY.


Friday, August 04, 2006


I'm so mad I could spit nails.  Are we REALLY hearing chatter about a THIRD rate hike in our water bill?  You know what, my water softener was working just fine before all of these so called improvements were forced upon us.  I don't care if the so called consultants gave the city bad information.   I don't care about the excuses.  And I don't care that the decisions makers are too stupid to realize that price increases create a natural disincentive to use their product (water in this case).  THEY NEED TO GO.  Our leaders have lead us by the nose to stinky arm pits, brown lawns and higher utility bills.  That will be your legacy.  Citizens of Fenton, attend the meetings on this and have your voice heard.  Mine is almost gone from screaming so loudly.

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