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SPY's Newsletter 1/12/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #174


SPY Officer Line-Up For 2022

Here is the 2022 leadership team for the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (the SPY’s):

President Jeff Gibbs

Vice President Justin “Sam” Coan

Secretary Renee Strimback

Treasurer Shana Cappon

Promotions Director Pete Weller

Membership Director John Fisher

Sgt.-At-Arms Zeke Cappon

Director-At-Large Steve Grosshans

News From The Library

Sunfield District Library Director Lisa Bell has passed along the list of prize winners from their recent annual Holliday Drawing fundraiser.

“Thanks again to our wonderful community! We surpassed everyone's hopes and had the best year ever. Thank you to the donors, ticket purchasers, raffle organizers, and excited winners. Congratulations to our long list of winners.”

Raffle Prize: Lucky Winner:

Swede's ($20 Gift Card) Justin Miller

Tammy's Hair ($25 Gift Card) Peg Heinze

Fort McHenry Kit w/ Park Pass, Necklace Julie Hopkins

Hudson John Deere Tractor & Hat Tracy Kyle

Homemade Afghan Duane Meyers

Wagon Wheel ($25 Gift Card Basket) Jackie Mulholland

American Girl Doll Carol Santini

"Lighted" X-mas Sign Tracy Kyle

Jordan Lake Floral Candle, Towels, Matches Renee Strimback

Delectable Delights Assortment Kathy Hengesbach

Grand Haven Puzzle Doug Schlappi

Buddy's ($25 Gift Card) Kathy Hengesbach

Penny's Pizza ($10 Gift Card) Adam Carrasco

Cracker Barrel ($30 Gift Card) John Fisher

Basket w/ Wax Warmer, 3 Inserts, Candles, Towel Julie Hopkins

Outback ($60 in Gift Cards) Renee Goodman

Cugino's ($20 Pizza Certificate) Jackie Mulholland

Tabby's Chop Shop ($22 Gift Certificate) Sarah Jones

Mega Monster Lab Sarah Jones

MSU T-Shirt & Hat Sandra Fisher

Christmas Stocking, Ornaments, Basket Sarah Jones

Olivera's ($50 in Gift Cards) Julie Hopkins

APEC Clothing (Red Hat & Shirt) Lisa Bell

APEC Clothing (Green Hat & Camo Jacket) JR Bell

Santa Figure Julie Hopkins

"Lighted" Holiday Lantern Gail Tobias

Creative Memories Album, Sheets, Pages Kathy Hengesbach

MSU Birdhouse, Image Book, Table Runner Kathy Hengesbach

A&W Basket w/ Socks, Lunch Pail, Bear Bucks Jay Wacha

Vintage Picnic Basket w/ Meat, Crackers, Juice Joyce Martin

Home Grown Michigan Sign Sara Thomas

Lego's Block Tech Box Beth Hynes

1/2 Gallon Maple Syrup Kary Johnson

MSU Table Sherrie Wacha

U of M Table Christina Grosshans

Tiger Stadium Picture Bev Welch

Michigan Railroad Picture Beth Hynes

9" Dual Screen Portable DVD Player Sue Tasker

Nativity Set Christina Grosshans

Large Homecoming Picture Buffy Meyers

Tall Lighthouse Picture Doug Schlappi

Grand Haven Lighthouse Picture Jeanine Hynes

2 - Pies by Jackie Carr Julie Hopkins

2 - Pies by Jackie Carr Sue Pinkston

Small Diamond Gnome Picture Christina Grosshans

Large Diamond Gnome Picture Lisa Bell

Flameless Candles w/ Remote John Dorsky

Basket w/ Frozen, Make-up, Gnome Lacey Steele

Book Lover's Basket w/ Book, Light, Mug, Isabella Ieremias

News Briefs

· Please check out the flyer at the bottom of this Newsletter for information about the Lakewood Lions Annual Pancake Supper coming up on Saturday, January 22nd.

· The next Texas Hold ‘Em fundraiser the SPY’s are scheduled to work will take place Wednesday, April 27th thru Saturday, April 30th. Please save those dates as we will be needing some chip sellers.

· We have heard that there is a new business coming to Sunfield and will be located at the Northwest corner of Main Street, (the old original Aunt B’s Day Care building).

· We also understand that the person that now owns the old Sunfield Elementary School building is seeking permission to turn it into a marijuana growth facility.

· Jeff Gibbs is exploring starting up a SPY’s Bowling Tournament fundraiser if there is enough interest. Give Jeff a call at 517-930-6989 and let him know if you would be interested in participating.

· For 36 years the SPY’s have held a Euchre Tournament in March. Many years ago it was dubbed “The Showdown On Main Street”. By due to COVID we had to cancel the tournaments in 2020 and 2021. We are looking to start it up again in 2022, if there is enough interest. What do you think? If you would be interested in playing just reply to this email and we will see if we can pull one off this year. Let us hear from you on this as well as the Bowling Tournament.


· Buddy & Jari Collins made a donation in memory of Dick & Mary Fender.

· Sharon Davis contributed in memory of Keith Heide.

· Erika Forbes; Cynthia Selden; and Jan Thelen made donations through the Frontstream program.

· Carolyn Peabody made a contribution in memory of Sue Darling.

· Oren & Rosie Best made multiple donations in memory of the following:

Sue Darling

Celia Demond

Lavon Seavolt

Lawrence Endres

Keith Heide

Jim Cassel

· The Farmer’s Picnic Committee made contributions in honor of Tatum Petrie and Landyn Hilts, the 2021 Farmer’s Picnic Prince & Princess.

Thank you all for your thoughtfulness and caring!

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: One day or day one---It’s your decision.

• Notable Quote: “The kindest thing you can do for someone else is listen without forming an opinion.”---Lori Deschene

• That’s Puny Department: My girlfriend thought I'd never be able to make a car out of spaghetti… You should've seen her face when I drove pasta!

  • Did You Know Section: Sitting unnoticed in the streets of Wilmington, Delaware is a bland, two-story office building called the Corporation Trust Center, a name that is quite unfitting considering that what happens behind its glass doors are some of the very least trustworthy corporate activities.

1209 North Orange Street is the legal address of a whopping 285,000 American businesses as of 2012, making the little Corporation Trust Center the largest corporate facility in the world by a number of firms. As the registered home of Google, Apple, Walmart, American Airlines, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Coca-Cola, the center is home to more businesses than there are people in Wilmington.

What draws companies to the Corporation Trust Center is not its drab, yellow brick exterior, but rather the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL), often referred to as the single most important corporate jurisdiction since the beginning of the 20th century. The DGCL allows businesses based in other states to file their taxes in Delaware, whose unusually low corporate tax rate saves major corporations billions in taxes.


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