Five Things You Need to Know June 7, 2011

A fundraiser aimed at wiping out melanoma, a children's choir sings and elbow room for Liberty Fest vendors.

One: Until 10 p.m. today, Jimmy Johns,  41860 Ford Rd., is the place to grab a bite and do a good deed. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales up to $1,000 and $15 percent for sales above $1,000 to honor of the late Plymouth High School freshman volleyball coach Kim Renzi whose 2009 death was caused by the skin cancer melanoma. She was 39, married and the mother of two daughters. The event is organized by the Relay for Life team, "Blocking Out Melanoma."

Two: Field Elementary School's fifth grade choir is scheduled to take the stage at at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost $6.

Three:  Alert all grandparents, be they Oma, Opa, Gram, Gramps, Nana or Papa: Saturday is the day for Canton's Senior Prom — the one sponsored by the township's senior center. This year's theme: Picnic for Patriotism. The party is set for 5 to 8 p.m. in Summit on the Park's Maple-Oak rooms. For details, call Susan Doughty at 734-394-5485.

Four: Speaking of patriotism, Flag Day is one week from today.

Five: is just days away — and Michele Rissman, Canton Township's Liberty Fest marketplace coordinator, said there are still a few spots left for vendors.

"We are not filling our spots as we did last year," she said. "I'm not sure what's holding people back."

The price for a space (which measures 10-by-10 feet) is $125 for non-profits; $275 for businesses, artitsts and crafters. Premium space is being sold for $595 and $450. The three-day festival attracts thousands, Rissman said, with traffic peaking at about 30,000 on Saturday evening at Heritage Park, from 8 p.m. until the fireworks are over.

Rissman said there had been several last-minute applications for booths and she would take more. For details, call 734-394-5461.


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