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SPY's Newsletter 10/12/2023

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Exciting News From The Library

The Sunfield District Library is honored to announce it will be receiving a “Library of Michigan” award. Sunfield is just one of three libraries selected this year. The “Citation of Excellence Award” will be presented at the Michigan Library Association conference later this month. The award is given in recognition of exceptional customer service.

Thank you to the Sunfield Fire Department, the Sunfield Community Foundation, and the Farmer’s Picnic Committee who all wrote letters of support and recommendation. A trophy and a $1,000 cash reward will be given.

As of 2016 there were 397 public libraries at 561 locations in Michigan. This is an amazing recognition of our community!

Thank You Dime Pitch Booth Volunteers

Zeke & Samantha Cappon, who head-up the SPY’s Dime Pitch Booth activity at the Farmer’s Picnic, wish to acknowledge the outstanding cadre of volunteers that helped-out this year. Thank you---

Oren & Rosie Best

John & Sandy Fisher

Olivia Fisher

Bella Ieremias


Buddy Collins

Dewey Miller

Will Lockridge

Mingo Salas

Craig & Shana Cappon

Seth DeMott

Courtney Turner

Renee Strimback

Steve & Christina Grosshans

Gabe Cappon

Gabriel & Dariel Bowen

Tamarrah Sapp

Justina Hastings

Wendel Peabody

Terri Cappon

Case Cappon

Baylie Cappon

Most importantly we sincerely appreciate all the glassware donations that poured in. The Dime Pitch Booth is one of the focal points of the Farmer’s Picnic for excitement and entertainment---especially for the kids. Thank you for helping us help kids and the community.

Notice #1

From Monday, October 16th through Tuesday, October 31st., Mapes Furniture will be having their “October Harvest Sale”!

Store hours are Monday & Wednesday---10 AM til 8 PM

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday---10 AM til 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM til 5 PM


· Tony & Carol Santini made a donation in memory of Lynn VanBuren.

· Larry & Katie Terpstra made donations in memory of Lindy Hynes; Joyce Martin; and Gary Apsey

Parting Comments

· Deep Thought of the Week: One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.

•. Notable Quote: "Success lies upstream---you can’t drift there.”

• That’s Puny Department: : Did you hear about the guy who entered the National pun contest? 

He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.

• Did You Know Section: A fungus known as the honey mushroom (Armillaria ostoyae) in the Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon is the single largest organism on Earth. Roughly 2,400years old, it stretches 3.5 miles across and covers an area larger than 1,600 football fields. Most of it is hidden underground.


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