5 Things You Need to Know Today — Nov. 9, 2012
Happy Friday! Here's what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.
Trivia: What has caused the most recent closing of the Washington Monument to the public?
Yesterday's trivia answer: Five presidents lost re-election bids since 1900:
- William H. Taft March 4, 1909 - March 4, 1913
- Herbert Hoover March 4, 1929 - March 4, 1933
- Gerald Ford August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977
- Jimmy Carter January 20, 1977- January 20, 1981
- George H.W. Bush January 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993
5. Holiday tree lighting and Red Kettle Drive kickoff is today in Downtown Plymouth
Downtown Plymouth's holiday tree lighting and Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive kickoff are 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Kellogg Park. The Salvation Army band also will make an appearance.
4. Operation Christmas Child at Dollar Tree
Stop by from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Dollar Tree to pack a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child. Pack a simple shoe box with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, and other small gifts. Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed over 94 million shoe box gifts for needy children in more than 130 countries and territories.
3. Plymouth Whalers Host Windsor Spitfires
The Plymouth Whalers host their cross-river rivals, the Windsor Spitfires, 7 p.m. at the Compuware Arena. Tickets are $12 to $16.
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.
Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started!
1. Busch's Market Grand Re-Opening Tomorrow in Plymouth
Busch's Fresh Food Market will reopen 11 a.m. tomorrow. The newly remodeled store includes expanded meat, seafood and wine departments, plus an increased selection of gourmet cheese.
It's free to take part in the celebration, which will last until 3 p.m. There will be a live performance by Northville High School a cappella group, TrebleMakers, at noon. There will also be prizes like a Keurig Coffee Maker, an autographed football from Titus Young of the Detroit Lions and Dietz & Watson Deli Meat for a year.