The interview was hosted by Salem Social Studies Teacher Darrin Silvester and a couple of his Michigan History students. It was recorded in 2008 at the time of Ms. Dunning’s 98th birthday. She passed away in May while on a trip to California.
She talked about growing up in Plymouth, attending Plymouth High School, her love of the Penniman-Allen Theater, favorite teachers and good friends.
Ms. Dunning was known for her love of cars and the Plymouth community. She was a philanthropist known for her generosity, especially for gifts that provided a building for the Plymouth District Library and the Plymouth Historical Museum.
Bill Keith interviews Canton Senior Max Kuang. Max was the Assistant News Director at 88.1 The Park. They talked about Max’s time as a student in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools as well as his tme on staff at 88.1 The Park. Max will study science at the University of Michigan.
Max Kuang interviews Mike Matthissen, President of the Tournament of Roses Parade. He was in town to visit with the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band prior to their performance in the 2016 Rose Parade. He also appeared at their fundraiser on May 15, 2015 at the Henry Ford Museum. They talked about the history of the parade, the challenge of selecting bands and some of the experiences the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band will have as they visit Pasadena.
Tori Brown interviews LaNesha DeBardelaben, Vice President of Assessment and Community Engagement for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This was the final interview of our diversity series that looked at the diversity of the Plymouth and Canton area. They talked about the museum’s role in the community.
Allison Del Proposto interviews Nancy Eggenberger about the Giving Hope Women’s Giving Circle in Canton. Nancy is a former school board member for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and she is a founding member of the giving circle.
The interview is part of a series on the diversity of the Plymouth and Canton area.