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PAGE 2                                                         ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                           March 14, 2019


        Grant funds firefighter laundry equipment

           Keeping the fire turnout gear  it has been used by firefighters  hauled the used gear to the City  ice in the event that we need it  was a successful business
        at the Northville Community    responding to a fire.          of Northville station to be   again quickly. There's never   woman, philanthropist and civic
        Fire Department Plymouth         “Turnout gear should be      washed, then hung it to dry, a  enough money in the budget for  booster who lived in Plymouth
        Station clean just got a whole lot  washed after every fire,” said  process that took days. The new  things like this, so we are very  from the age of 10 until her
        easier.                        Captain Jim Davison.           washer can handle six pieces at  grateful to the Dunning     death in 2013 at age 103. She was
           The Margaret Dunning          “Products of combustion can  a time, as can the dryer, shorten-  Foundation for making it possi-  a major supporter of many
        Foundation provided a $20,600  be cancer causing, and gear    ing the process to a few hours.   ble.”                      Plymouth nonprofits, including
        grant for the purchase of a wash-  used in a fire is considered con-  “This is a huge help for the  The Margaret Dunning   the Plymouth District Library
        er and dryer specifically      taminated.”                    department,” said Davison. “It  Foundation was founded by Ms.  and the Plymouth Historical
        designed to clean the gear after  In the past, firefighters   keeps our turnout gear in serv-  Dunning in 1997. Ms. Dunning  Society.

        Young actors will present classic

           A whole new world of magic and won-  evil sorcerer Jafar and wins the heart of
        der awaits audience members in down-   the Princess Jasmine.
        town Plymouth this weekend as Forever    Ticket prices are $10 for each general
        After Productions presents the youth   admission seat and are available at
        theater version of “Aladdin Jr.” or by calling
           In six performances from March 14   Forever After Productions at (734) 547-
        through 17, a cast of nearly 90 children  5156.
        and teens from Plymouth, Canton and      The young cast includes dozens of ele-
        surrounding communities will present   mentary, middle and high school stu-
        the Disney musical, suitable for all ages.   dents who have rehearsed since
           The 90-minute show features one     December for the performances.
        intermission and will transform the      “While everyone loves the movie's
        stage of the Plymouth Arts and         familiar songs and characters, this show
        Recreation Complex (PARC) Playhouse    adds even more to the story, while never  Performances of Aladdin Jr. will include nearly 90 young actors from throughout the
                                                                                     community beginning tonight at the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex.
        into the desert kingdom of Agrabah, with  losing the message about the importance
        the help of parent volunteers who have  of authenticity over appearances,” said  formances are set for 2 p.m. Saturday,  parking available behind the building off
        created the scenery and costumes. The  director Sarah Chapman of Canton.     March 16, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday,  Adams Street.
        production is the story of Aladdin, the  The show has evening performances   March 17.                                Aladdin Jr is presented through spe-
        street urchin turned into a prince by a  at 7 tonight, March 14, and Friday, March  All shows are at PARC, at 650 Church  cial arrangement with Music Theatre
        fast-talking genie, who clashes with the  15 and Saturday, March 16. Matinee per-  St. in downtown Plymouth, with free  International (MTI).
        Builder plans homes on former Bathey land

           The Bathey property in the  Quality during their regular                                                                chemicals in industrial produc-
        City of Plymouth is $1 million  meeting last week for the devel-                         ”                                 tion at the site, according to stud-
        closer to construction of 76   opment of the long-vacant prop-                  The property is in need                    ies conducted by both the city
        homes on the site.             erty on Mill Street.                   of significant environmental remediation...          and state.
           Members of the Plymouth City  The 76 attached, single-family                                                              Pulte representatives are cur-
        Commission approved a grant of  townhome development is being                                                              rently developing a Brownfield
        $1 million and a loan of $1 mil-  constructed by Pulte of Michigan                                                         plan for the site, officials said,
        lion from the Michigan         and will include remediation of  former industrial site. The prop-  ronmental remediation and  and hope to begin construction
        Department of Environmental    any contamination found at the  erty is in need of significant envi-  clean up due to the former use of  this year.
        Community project is planned

           The    fourth   annual    Greater  worldwide. The food packages food offer
        Plymouth/Canton Service Project to benefit  complete, balanced nutrition requiring only
        the Kids Coalition Against Hunger and local  boiling water to serve.
        food pantries is set for May 11.         On May 11, volunteers will choose a shift:
           As in past years, volunteers with gather  8:30-11 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 12:30 to 3
        to pack dried food packages at the    p.m. For information on volunteer signup,
        Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex,  contact Beth Meade at bmeade@canton-
        650 Church St. in downtown Plymouth. or via phone, (734) 495-1200.
           Kids Coalition Against Hunger is a    The goal this year is to package 250,000
        humanitarian food relief organization with  meals that day. Kids Coalition Against
        a mission to significantly reduce the num-  Hunger website is www.kidscoalitionagain-
        ber of hungry children in the U.S. and
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