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SPY's Newsletter 1/22/23

SPY’s Community Newsletter #240


SPY’s Welcome Some New Corporate Sponsors

The Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (the SPY’s), are pleased to announce and welcome the latest members to our Corporate Sponsorship Program. They are:

Klotz Family Farms, LLC

(Steve & Sheri Klotz)

C & H Klotz Family Farms, LLC

(Hayden Klotz)

Klotz Family Farms Snow Removal, LLC

(Caleb Klotz)

Bee Line Concrete Pumping

(Jim & Angie Frizzell)

High Caliber Karting of Okemos

(Jordan Munster)

Roundhead Cornhole

(Roy & Amy Morris)

Shattuck Great Outdoors

(Justin Shattuck)

We would also like to acknowledge a couple of veterans to the Corporate Sponsor Program who have just renewed their participation for 2023. They are:

Quality Hardwoods, Inc.

(Luke Brogger)

Sabersmith, Inc.

(Mark Lienhart)

We appreciate each and every one of you and thank you for supporting the SPY’s in our mission to help kids and the community!

SPY’s Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night News

· This year’s BIG sold out event is coming up on Saturday, February 4th, at the Centennial Acres Golf & Banquet Center.

· Attention anyone who has contacted Pete Weller to reserve tickets and hasn’t paid for them yet, please be advised that you have until Wednesday, February 1st. at Noon to get them picked up or lose them.

· Also, attendees to the Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night, please be advised that there will be no outside alcohol allowed. There will be a cash bar at Centennial, so DON’T BYOB!

· This year’s event will be bigger than ever---prize wise! Currently, there is slated to be at least three levels of prize drawings, the ultimate of which will be “The High Roller Drawing”.

· The very last of the special Blackstone Griddles limited tickets will be available at the dinner. The Blackstone drawings will take place that night as well.

News From The Sunfield Summer Athletic Association (SSAA)

Do you have cleats, gloves, ball pants or bats with lots of life left? Save yourself a trip to the donation center or time on marketplace and bring them to the SSAA parent meeting on Monday, January 30th at the Sunfield Community Rooms! We are starting a “Sunfield Equipment Sharing Program” where you can donate/shop for these items at in-person sign ups, or as we get closer to this year’s season starting! Let's work together to help others!


Notice of Employment Opportunity

for Food Preparation Staff

Centennial Acres Golf Course is currently seeking to hire personnel relating to food service and preparation for the upcoming 2023 golf season, as well as 2023 year-round special events. The work environment is fast-paced, with an atmosphere of high energy and fun.

Positions Available: Food Preparation Staff

Work Description: Food Preparation, Outdoor Grill Services, and General Kitchen Duties and Assistance.

Job Details & Requirements:

• Planning and preparing menus, and providing input on menus.

• Planning and preparing meals for large groups.

• Must have visionary skills to create food events as revenue sources.

• Must possess a positive work ethic, pleasant attitude, and ambitious self-starter.

• Must be able to work well with others and follow directions.

• Must be able to communicate and interact well with customers of all ages.

• Very busy workplace from April thru September with golf events and miscellaneous parties. November thru March turns into banquet services, brunches, and parties.

Hours: Part-time and full-time employment is available, with staffing needed for the full seven days of each week. Work schedule options can be flexible and based on employee requests and needs. Numerous work hours are available, if desired.

Pay Scale: Pay is based on experience and level of services applicant can provide, with opportunity for advancement.

Previous experience is not required, Centennial Acres will provide training.

Applicant must be 17 years of age to apply.

Contact: John Nagel, General Manager


Free Dryer

Anyone that would like a FREE working General Electric gas clothes dryer, contact John Fisher at 517-648-0969.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times---develop from the negatives---and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.

· Notable Quote: “Maybe ISIS will stop beheading people if we explain to them how they really should be focusing on climate change.”---Al Gore

• That’s Puny Department: I’ll bet you don’t know what Forrest Gump’s email password is?” Why, it was ‘1forrest1” of course.” (Think about it)

• Did You Know Section: An NFL’s Player’s Union study determined that the average NFL career is 3.3 years---with running backs (2.57 years); wide receivers (2.81); punters (4.87); and cornerbacks (2.94) having the shortest career by average.


1. If there is any organization or business out there that has something they would like to advertise or promote, please feel free to submit it to this Newsletter and we will help publicize it. There is no charge. We are glad to provide this means as a public service to help keep the community informed.

2. If you are looking for further information about the SPY’s events---Corporate or Platinum Sponsorship information---scholarship forms---youth sports reimbursement forms---past SPY newsletters---etc.---just go to the SPY website at

3. NOTE: If you know of anyone who would like to receive these SPY’s Community Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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