60th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

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Longest running road race in Michigan
One Mile and Two Mile Start @ 9:00AM
Three Mile Starts @ 9:30AM
Registration Opens @ 8:00AM
Online Registration available @ https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Flint/ThanksgivingDayTurkeyTrot
Please be advised this year we are not admitting bikes or dogs due to problems in prior years. We aim to make this a kid friendly race.
All race proceeds go to the St. Pius Theatre program and the YMCA Summer Camp program

Grounds Maintenance Update

We got our mower back at the end of last week and it’s working great thanks to Nate’s Lawn Shop in Flushing!  Our large Toro 4000D mower had cooling and hydraulic problems and it cost us over $1000 to repair. Our volunteers have begun mowing our meadow areas, starting with the clubhouse area, the sledding hill, and the western area along Sunset near Ballenger (old #4 fairway). We expect to have the whole park mowed by early next week and will then begin cross-cutting.

We wish to thank the supporters who have donated to support our mowing program since we set up our on-line contribution account. If you wish to join them to help us finish the summer mowing season, please visit our Contributions page or send a check to Mott Park Recreation Area, 1001 Dupont St., Flint, MI 48504. Remember, we are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible as provided by law. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.

Grounds Maintenance

We’re sorry if the recreation area grass is getting a bit long, but our large Toro 4000D mower is down with cooling and hydraulic problems. It has been at the repair shop for over three weeks, and we hope to have it back soon. We have already paid a $600 deposit on the repairs and hope the total isn’t too much higher. We wish to thank the supporters who have donated to support our mowing program since we set up our on-line contribution account. If you wish to join them to help us get our mower back and finish the summer mowing season, please visit our Contributions page or send a check to Mott Park Recreation Area, 1001 Dupont St., Flint, MI 48504. Remember, we are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible as provided by law. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.

Fishing Tournament this Weekend

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The River Bassin’ Tournament tour is making a stop in Flint this weekend. They will have a captains meeting on Friday evening. Tournament participants will launch their Kayaks at Tenacity Brewing on Grand Traverse (just like the Flotilla) at around 6 AM on Saturday. Lines-in will be at 6:15. If you would like to register for the tournament, please click here.

The fishermen will, I am sure, move down the river to seek out likely spots for Bass. You can observe them from our banks and bridges as they pass the recreation area.

There will be a disc golf tournament taking place in the recreation area that morning, so please be respectful of the golfers.

Disc Golf Tournament Scheduled!

The Flint Town Flyerz Disc Golf Club has laid out a provisional course at the recreation area and has scheduled a club championship event there to test the layout. The tournament will be played on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM, the players meeting  will be at 9:00 and tee-off will be at 9:15. Their post about the tournament, called the FTF Drive-By, on discgolfscene.com says,

This is a Flint Town Flyerz members only event. This event is free to club members. You can purchase a membership the morning of the tournament for $20. We will be playing 2 rounds of 18 holes( on a 9 hole temp course.) This will be divisional play. Payouts will be in plastic. We will have multiple CTPs. We will also be giving away an Innova disccatcher sport via random number generator. You can register online by putting your name, pdga#, and division in the comments section.

Given the door prize, an Innova Discatcher Sport, we presume they will be using nine of those as targets for their temporary course during the tournament (or perhaps something similar).

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The field will be limited to 60 players and 15 have registered so far (8/13). If you are interested in participating, please contact the Flint Town Flyerz at https://www.facebook.com/Flint-Town-Flyerz-Disc-Golf-Club-300010993357185/home

Flotilla Tomorrow – Calendar Now Working

Because our on-line calendar was not working (until today) we want to remind you that the Flotilla will be happening TOMORROW, Saturday, August 6. This will be the 3rd Annual Flotilla sponsored by the Flint River Corridor Alliance. For details about how to sign up, where to park and meet, how much it costs to participate, and any other questions, please click here.

Everybody Catching Some Sun, Photo by Tiffany Colby McDonald
Everybody Catching Some Sun, Photo by Tiffany Colby McDonald

Yes, our on-line Calendar of Events is now working. You will find it at the bottom of the right-hand column of each of our pages. Our next event after the Flotilla will be our monthly board meeting next Wednesday morning. Now that the calendar is working, we will start updating it with our scheduled events, such as the finale for the neighborhood porch fest and the annual Turkey Trot.

On-line Fundraising Available for Grounds Maintenance

The Mott Park Recreation Area has set up an account with the on-line fundraising company, Crowdrise, to allow you to make contributions to our grounds maintenance efforts.

Our mowing and park cleanup efforts are staffed by volunteers, so the labor is free. However, we still need funds for fuel for our mowers and our mule, as well as supplies and repairs to the equipment (and our old Toro mower needs a lot of maintenance).

Please help us out with a donation, any amount would be appreciated. Just click here or check our our contributions page on the menu above.

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