Canton’s annual Liberty Fest is returning after a couple year hiatus due to COVID-19. This year’s festival is June 16-18 in Heritage Park. 88.1 the Park’s Sydney Capen, spoke with Canton Recreation Supervisor, Laura Mortier, about the annual tradition.
88-1 the Parks, Sumedha Sethi, talks with the Treasurer for the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Muslim Student Association, Safiya Waqhar. They talked about the student group, opportunities they offer for students, and Muslim celebrations.
The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club was recognized for their efforts to help teens avoid distracted driving situations recently when they received second place in the 2021-2022 Strive for a Safer Drive Program. 88.1 the Park’s, Avneet Pandher, spoke with Plymouth High School Teacher and SADD Advisor, Janet Sutherland, about the club and the recognition.
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.