The Wilcox Foundation offers an annual essay contest/scholarship program for graduating seniors. 88.1 the Park’s Midha Mashhood spoke with 2016 Canton graduate Grace Grimes. She was one of two $3,000 winners in the 2016 competition. This year’s contest asked students to research what it meant to be a good citizen in Plymouth. Grace’s research looked at the role of women that contributed as good citizens in the community.
Saba Mangla spoke with Gregg King, Facilities Supervisor for Canton Township. They talked about the work of keeping all of Canton’s buildings clean and in working condition. They especially focused on the seven historic buildings owned and operated by Canton Township.
Sam Badger talks with Beth Stewart, the Executive Director of the Michigan Philharmonic, about their summer concerts, plans for next year and the future of the orchestra.
Bill Keith speaks with Greg Schupra, an advisor for the Canton Community Focus, about his recent blog titled Next Generation Wealth. Greg is also the author of the book “An Unexpected Legacy – Strategies of Generosity.”
Canton Resident Robert Miller is the co-author of the book “Veteran’s Voices: Remarkable Stories of Heroism, Sacrifice and Honor.” The book is published by National Geographic. 88.1 the Park’s Max Jenkins spoke with Miller for this edition of Community Focus. They talked about his experience as an author, the chance to work with National Geographic, and future book projects.