Community Financial Credit Union will present the 34th annual 88.1 the Park Radio Auction on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Listeners can bid on items donated by local businesses and make a difference in the lives of students.
New items will be available for bidding every half-hour, including autographed memorabilia, restaurant gift cards, and services from local businesses. A Dream Board with more unique items will be available for bidding all day.
Last year, 88.1 raised over $26,000 a new record for the auction. The success was due to the generosity of local businesses, 88.1 alums and listeners.
Local businesses and residents still have time to support the student radio station by donating items.
Businesses that donate can benefit from the exposure they will receive on 88.1 The Park. Most importantly, they will be helping a program that has impacted the lives of students and served the Plymouth-Canton community for 51 years.
Dave Snyder graduated in 1982 from Plymouth-Salem and is now the Evening Anchor for WCJB in Gainesville Florida. Dave said, “If it’s preparing somebody for a life’s work, they’re doing that at WSDP… I know scores of people who have graduated from WSDP and used that as a launching pad for life.”
Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a half-hour or hour of the auction can e-mail Station Manager, Bill Keith, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses that are willing to display an auction flyer can also contact the station.
“We want to thank everyone that has supported us over the years,” said Keith. “We’re lucky to be part of a community that is as generous as Plymouth-Canton, and we couldn’t do it without the generous support of local businesses and our listeners.”
The auction is also available via the station’s live web feed at www.881ThePark.com. The website will also feature a complete list of auction items.
The radio station is owned and operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and is staffed by students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High School. The station features Plymouth and Canton’s Hit Music, hourly local news, live broadcasts from the community, and high school sports.