Community raises more than $25,000 for Joanne Savage.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- John McKay
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Plymouth-Canton community has rallied behind one of its own, Joanne Savage of Canton. A widow and mother of three Plymouth-Canton students, Colin, Jack and Nolan, Savage was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Peritonei Carcinoma. Pat Savage, Joanne's husband and the boys' father, succumbed to Esophageal Cancer in November 2011. To date, the community has chipped in more than $25,000 for the Savage family, and supporters turned out in droves Saturday at Real BarBQ in Canton to boost donations and offer support, according to Wendy Fayne, a spokeswoman for Real BarBQ. According to Fayne, the Canton Fire Department attended the event and donated $1,000, and Detroit Lions legend Charlie Sanders donated $1,000 and offered three autographed …
Canton Township offices closed for furlough; spaghetti dinner Saturday at VFW Post 6695 helps Pat and Joanne Savage in their respective fights against cancer.
If you have routine busines at the Canton Administration Building, it will have to wait until Monday. Township business offices, including Canton Public Safety's records bureau, police and fire administrative offices and ordinance enforcement unit are closed for a furlough (unpaid day off). Township offices reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Police, fire and emergency services will operate normally, as will Leisure Services Department programs outside the township administration building. Tonight's Canton-Salem football game features two one-of-a-kind events. First, all former students are invited to attend a pre-game tailgate party from 5:30 to the 7 p.m. kickoff at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, called Gathering on the Gridiron. Tickets …