The Yankee Air Museum and the Willow Run Bomber Plant are hoping to take back the record for the most Rosie The Riveters in a picture. They held the record until last year when the Rockin’ Rosies of Richmond took the record with 1,084 Rosies. They will work to regain the record on Saturday October 24. More information is at SavetheBomberPlant.org.
The Willow Run Bomber Plant is the birthplace of Rosie The Riveter and the iconic image that celebrated the impact of women in winning World War II. On this edition of Community Focus, John Kreger speaks with Kevin Walsh, Executive Director of the Yankee Air Museum about the effort to regain the record, the history of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, and the Yankee Air Museum’s work to build the National Museum of Aviation and Technology at Willow Run.
Bill Keith interviews State Representative Kristy Pagan. Rep. Pagan has proposed a package of bills to reform education funding in Michigan. They talked about those bills and her status as a proud Plymouth-Salem Rock.
Bill Keith interviews Salem Teachers Darrin Silvester, Brenda Belanger, Lauren Cummings and Jim Wheaton about the impact of former Salem High School Principal Jerry Ostoin. Jerry passed away on Saturday Oct. 3. He was Principal of Salem High School from 1986 to 2008. Prior to that he served as an Assistant Principal beginning in 1974. The interview includes a clip from Jerry’s speech at the 1993 Salem Commencements.
Dr. Michael Meissen speaks with two administrators taking on new roles for the district. Kay Elaster is the Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. Beth Savalox is the district’s Director of Development. They talked about their work for the district, the impact of great teachers, and the success of the Plymouth-Canton Community School’s alumni.
Saba Mangla interviews Jay Obsniuk, P-CEP Robotics Teacher, about the P-CEP Lightning Robotics team for students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools. They talked about the team’s history and opportunities for students.