Events

The Holt Community Foundation is going to change the way you think about volunteering and philanthropy by normalizing togetherness and collective action. We are building momentum through “Community Weekends” that include activities based on our 6 values: Environment, Education, Research, Health, Music/Arts, and Civil Action. Here is what we are building:

Community Weekends

Environment

The Holt Community Foundation started a partnership with Holt Public School Board Members Debbie Roeske and Julie Bureau along with community groups like the 2|42 church in Okemos. We are going to garden every weekend this summer. If you want to garden and need some direction, please contact holtcommunity@gmail.com and we will give you the details! Here is where and what we need:

  • Holt High School
    • Principal: Mike Willard
    • Contact: Debbie Roeske
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Weed front entrance
      • Trim short trees in islands so tractors can get under (Fall)
  • North Campus (Old Junior High)
    • Principal: Mike Willard
    • Contact: Erin Umpstead
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Weed and mulch around the entry sign
      • Weed the front entrance
  • Washington Woods Middle School
    • Principal: Walt Sutterling
    • Contact: Debbie Roeske
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Weed and mulch front entrance
      • Courtyard clean-up
  • Horizon Elementary
    • Principal: Scott Huard
    • Contact: Debbie Roeske
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Weed and mulch front entrance
  • Dimondale Elementary
    • Principal: Josh Cooper
    • Contact: Debbie Roeske
    • Needs: n/a
  • Ed Trek
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Weed landscape bed surrounded by retaining wall
        • Add mulch
  • Sycamore Elementary
    • Principal: Steve Garrison
    • Contact: Julie Bureau
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Weed and mulch front sign area
      • Weed front entrance
      • Weed area between classrooms
  • Junior High School
    • Principal: Marshall Perkins
    • Contact: Julie Bureau
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Weed and mulch, especially around back entrance
      • Front area needs weeding
      • Work in courtyard
  • Elliott Elementary
    • Principal: Erin North
    • Contact: Julie Bureau
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Weeding especially in the courtyard
      • Lilies to go in the back planters
  • Hope Middle School
    • Principal: Jen Goodman
    • Contact: Julie Bureau
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building
      • Spruce up the area in front inside retaining wall
      • Weed the rose garden in the back
      • Weeding in courtyard
      • Weeding by sign and beds in the front
      • Mulch everywhere
      • Planting in areas where needed
      • Pruning in the corner of the school
  • Wilcox Elementary
    • Principal: Traci Heuhs
    • Contact: n/a
    • Needs:
      • Add a flower bed behind building in the nook inside the corner. PTO might be doing this.
  • Midway Elementary
    • Principal: Heather Crandall
    • Contact: n/a
    • Needs:
      • Pick up trash around building

As you can see, there is a lot to do!

Education and Civil Action

The Holt Community Foundation wants to include you in the educational enhancement of those who live, work, and play in our area! This includes the students in our K-12 public schools but also involves you! We are establishing a Speaker Series where thought leaders from the area present relevant lectures on important topics. Please check back soon for the details! We are planning to have weekly lectures to coincide with our other weekly events.

We also give Holt Community Scholarship to youth graduating from our public school. Please click here to learn more about that effort, donate, or get information on how to apply.

Arts and Music

The Holt Community Foundation is getting ready to launch a weekly concert and arts exhibit schedule. Please check back soon for the details! Until we get our own series up and going, of course we support the Holt Community Arts Council! Here is a list of those events:

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN (Veterans Memorial Garden)

  • July 6 Starfarm (1980’s)
  • July 13 Flat River Big Band (1940’s)
  • July 20 Magic Bus (1960’s)
  • July 27 Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Jonnies (1950’s)

MAKER EXPO & BEER WORKS

  • September 30 Maker Expo 10 am – 4 pm’
  • September 30 Beer Works 4 pm – 8 pm

Health

The Holt Community Foundation is currently working with Holt Public Schools to establish a weekly open gym at the Holt High School for local residents (including youth) who want to play basketball throughout the summer. Please check back soon for the details!

We also support the following events:

  • Annual J-Nice Basketball League in April
  • Annual Anderson Golf Outing in July
  • Annual Community Run / Walk in August
  • Annual Alumni Football game in August
  • Annual Alumni Baseball game in August

Research

The Holt Community Foundation is currently planning events to support research and writing in our community.

The Holt Community Foundation is a 501c3 licensed as a non-profit in the State of Michigan. Donations can be mailed to: Holt Community Foundation, 6419 Beecher Rd., Flint MI 48532. Contact Dr. John Girdwood, Executive Director of the Holt Community Foundation, any time by calling (774) 473-9663 or sending email to info@holtcommunity.org