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Auction 2015 - Thanks to the Plymouth-Canton Community

We are still counting the money from Saturday's Auction but we want to take a moment to say THANKS.

We appreciate the tremendous support of Canton and Plymouth.  We are lucky to call this area home.  Thanks also to Robert Bosch LLC, Diesel Division for supporting the auction as our title sponsor.  We also appreciate Brian and Cara Maxson for sponsoring an hour and all of our alums that matched hours throughout the auction.

Thanks to all of the businesses that donated items.  The initial count shows that we raised over $11,000 through the generous support of so many.


Conversations with Mike - May 2015

Dr. Michael Meissen, Superintendent of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, talks with two of the organizers of Celebrate 650 - More than an Address, a special event that will commemorate Central Middle School and the former Plymouth High School.   He spoke with Darrin Silvester, Salem Social Studies Teacher and Anna Fetolli, Plymouth Senior.

Celebrate 650 - More than an Address will take place on Saturday May 30.  It will start at 3:00 p.m. with a ceremony in Kellogg Park and then move to Central Middle School for tours, food, music and games.  The celebration will wrap up at 8:00 p.m.

The Allen Elementary School Community is also planning a Farewell Celebration on Friday May 29, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the school.  The event will feature tours, games and food.  Teachers and Principals from the past will be there to share memories and all current and former students and families are encouraged to attend.

88.1 The Park Staff Member of the Month for April - Saba Mangla

Congratulations to Saba Mangla.  Saba is 88.1 The Park's April 2015 Staff Member of the Month.

Saba is one of the newest members of 88.1 The Park's Staff.  She was recognized for her hard work on our news and Community Focus departments, as well as for helping at station promotional events.

"Saba has jumped right in and is doing great work for the station.  She did a great interview with a representative of the Arab American Museum for her first Community Focus program.  I was impressed with her questions and the way she listened closely to her guest.
 I know  she will do great things for the station." said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

Spreading the Airwaves - 88.1 The Park Newsletter - Issue 31

Here is the latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter.  This edition features a profile of WSDP Alum, Derek Becker (Plymouth-Salem Class of 93).  You can also learn about our staff members success in the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation High School and College Awards.  There is also a copy of our program schedule and information on our upcoming 88.1 Radio Auction.

Community Focus Series Spotlights Diversity

88.1 The Park is hosting a series of Community Focus programs focusing on the diversity of the Plymouth-Canton Community.  The series is the brainchild of 88.1's Assistant News Director, Max Kuang.  

During the month of April and early May our Community Focus hosts will talk with representatives of a wide variety of groups.

April 1 - Max Kuang interviews Shenlin Chen from the Association of Chinese Americans.

April 15 - Max Jenkins interviews George Belvitch of the Plymouth-Canton Chapter of PFLAG.

April 22 - Saba Mangla interviews Matthew Stiffler, Research and Content Manager for the Arab American National Museum.

April 29 - Max Kuang spotlights the Indian American Student Association at P-CEP.

May 6 - Akshay Bansal interviews the Senior Priest for the Hindu Temple in Canton.

May 13 - Allison Delproposto interviews Nancy Eggenberger of the Giving Hope Women's Giving Circle in Canton.

May 20 - Tori Brown interviews LaNesha DeBardelaben, Vice President of Assessment and Community Engagement at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History.