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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 10/9/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #220 (10/9/22) SPY’s Announce Special Fund-Raiser Pete Weller is the chairman of the SPY’s annual Sportsman’s Night Event (aka “The Wild Game Dinner”). Pete says, this year there will be a special added feature leading up to this mega-event---“The Blackstone Griddles Raffle”. We will be raffling off 2 thirty-six inch Blackstone Griddles with air fryer bundles These Blackstones have a value of $1,000 each. In addition, the raffle will include an original twenty-eight inch Blackstone griddle with cutting board, valued at $300. A limited number of tickets will be sold with the drawing to be held on February 4, 2023. If all of the tickets are sold, there will be an additional twenty separate drawings for $50 each. These Blackstone Griddles are a real Top-Notch outfit! They by far surpass your regular limited grilling experience! They are excellent! All of the proceeds from the Blackstone Griddle Raffle with go toward the support of the various youth and community programs the SPY’s underwrite. Tickets are $10 each, or 3 for $25 and are available from any of the following: Pete Weller (517-743-1642) John Fisher (517-648-0969) Jeff Gibbs (517-930-6989) Sam Coan (517-282-60530 Rosie Best (517-331-0836) Or, you can stop by the Best Tax Service office on either Tuesday or Thursday between 9 AM and 4 PM. Get your tickets today and help us help the kids and the community!

May I Have Your Attention Please Friends of the Sunfield District library will be holding their annual Christmas raffle on December 10th. this year. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle, they would certainly appreciate it. All donations need to be in by October 29th. Tickets will be available at the library starting November 1st. Money from the raffle goes to help fund the summer reading program and other extra events such as Ming the Magician, who appears at the Farmer’s Picnic. Thanks for your support! Next SPY Meeting · The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be held this coming Tuesday, October 11th.. starting at 6:30 PM, at the Best Tax Service building on M-43 just West of the blinker light. Guests are always welcome! Contributions We received a donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile activity between April 1st. and June 30th. Parting Comments • Deep Thought of the Week: Wouldn’t it be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads. • Notable Quote: “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."---Calvin Coolidge • That’s Puny Department: Tired of constantly being broke and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife with himself as the beneficiary, and then arranging to have her killed. A 'friend of a friend' put him in touch with a nefarious dark-side underworld figure who went by the name of 'Artie.' Artie then explained to the husband that his going price for snuffing out a spouse was $5,000. The husband said he was willing to pay that amount, but that he wouldn't have any cash on hand until he could collect his wife's insurance money. Artie insisted on being paid at least something up front, so the man opened his wallet, displaying the single dollar bill that rested inside. Artie sighed, rolled his eyes, and reluctantly agreed to accept the dollar as down payment for the dirty deed. A few days later; Artie followed the man's wife to the local Super Wal-Mart store. There, he surprised her in the produce department and proceeded to strangle her with his gloved hands and as the poor unsuspecting woman drew her last breath and slumped to the floor. The manager of the produce department stumbled unexpectedly onto the murder scene. Unwilling to leave any living witnesses behind, ol' Artie had no choice but to strangle the produce manager as well. However, unknown to Artie, the entire proceedings were captured by the hidden security cameras and observed by the store's security guard, who immediately called the police. Artie was caught and arrested before he could even leave the store. Under intense questioning at the police station, Artie revealed the whole sordid plan, including his unusual financial arrangements with the hapless husband who was also quickly arrested. The next day in the newspaper, the headline declared…'ARTIE CHOKES 2 for $1.00 @ WAL-MART!' • Did You Know Section: The infamous Great Chicago Fire to place in 1871. The fire of Chicago began, according to legend, when Mrs O’Leary’s cow kicked over the lantern in her barn on DeKoven Street. The fire leveled 3 1/2 square miles in Chicago, destroying 17,450 buildings and leaving 98,500 people homeless and 250 people dead. However, have you ever heard about the 1871 Peshtigo Forest Fire? It was one of the most disastrous forest fires in history. It began in Peshtigo, Wisconsin on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire! The Wisconsin fire burned across six counties, killing more than 1,100 people. Notices 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 Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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