The Telephone of the Wind was set up in Plymouth’s Hines Park to give people a way of sharing a message with a friend or family member that has passed away. The phone is on the Lake View Trail near Newburgh Lake. The phone was created by Canton resident Brandi Kloostra to honor her father. It was based on a similar phone in Japan. 88.1 the Park’s Bailey Wixon spoke with Brandi about the phone and how it’s helped the grief process.
88.1 the Park’s Sports Director, Ben Vertin, checks out the softball diamonds at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park. He spotlights three student athletes including Salem’s Hana Priester, Canton’s Kelsey Nader and Plymouth’s Jenna Ballard.
Recent racist video and social media posts have brought forward the issues of hate and bias on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Campus. The incidents were followed by a student led walkout. 88.1 the Park’s, Jayden Jones, talked with the President and Vice President of the Black Student Union at P-CEP, Jacob Jackson and Andy Gusway. They talked about the posts and what students are doing to encourage change.
Canton Township is hosting two upcoming events for families in the community. 88.1 the Park’s Sydney Capen and Jayden Jones spoke with Recreation Specialist, Chelsea Straub, about Bark in the Park and the Spring Fling Dance.
In a special Earth Day edition of Community Focus, 88.1 the Park’s, Program Director, Emma Johnston, spoke with Kaylee Peterson, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Friends of the Detroit River. Friends of the Detroit River is part of the Detroit River Coalition. The DRC is hosting an art exhibition and river cleanup this weekend. The exhibition is at the Belle Isle Aquarium.