5 Things You Need to Know Today — Nov. 11, 2012
It's Veterans Day. Here's what's going on around Plymouth and Canton.
Trivia: Which Plymouth Wildcats alumnus might you see booting field goals and extra points for the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish this year?
Yesterday's trivia answer: The Shamrocks fell to Cass Tech in the 2011 state championship.
5. Barefoot Productions presents 'Driving Miss Daisy'
Barefoot Productions presents Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry to be performed today and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in its local community theatre at 240. N. Main in Plymouth.
4. Volunteer to ring the Salvation Army bell
The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps, serving both Plymouth and Canton, kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign on Friday with the City of Plymouth lighting its boulevard trees. You can volunteer to ring the bell as part of the group's fundraising effort by heading to ringbell.org and finding local opportunities.
3. Honor veterans at Canton Veterans Memorial
A Veterans Day event takes places 11 a.m. today at the Canton Veterans Memorial in Heritage Park. According to the report, the ceremony will last 15-20 minutes, includes the Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic songs and the playing of Taps.
2. Contribute to Patch and Gleaner's virtual food drive!
Patch.com, through its 30 Michigan sites including Plymouth-Canton, launched an online food drive to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to feed area families. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Patch is proud and honored to be their first partner.
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1. Salute to Excellence Ceremony today at Village Theater
Canton will honor local men and women who serve with its Salute to Excellence ceremony at the Village Theater, 50400 Cherry Hill Road. The event begins 3 p.m. Sunday, with doors opening at 2 p.m.