Three lifelong activists with deep roots in Flint will be honored Thursday, Sept. 12 as recipients of the 30th annual Donald Riegle Community Service Awards.
The three are League of Women Voters leader Rhina Griffel, Beecher High School football coach and former NFL star Courtney Hawkins, and Christ the King Catholic Church pastor, Father Phil Schmitter.
The fundraising event, hosted by the Flint Jewish Federation, will begin at 5:30 p.m at the Flint Institute of Arts. A three-term U.S. Senator from 1976 to 1995, Riegle, now 81, is expected to speak.