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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 11/24/21

SPY’s Community Newsletter #168


Thanksgiving Greetings!

On Thanksgiving, and always, may you and your loved ones savor all that is rich and may the festivities come alive with the cornucopia of hope, faith and goodwill. Wishing that your Thanksgiving is full of love, warmth, and extra special moments. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


We Still Need A Few More Volunteers!

Do you have some time to spare to help our kids and our community? If so, then WE NEED YOU! We have a four-day MAJOR fund-raising event coming up next Wednesday through Saturday, and still have some slots to fill. Here is what is needed:

· Wednesday Dec. 1st, 2021

- (2 people) needed at 10:30 pm til Close

· Thursday Dec. 2nd, 2021

- (2 people) needed at 6:30 pm til 10:30 pm

- (1 person) needed at 10:30 pm til Close

· Friday Dec. 3rd, 2021---All slots got filled

· Saturday Dec 4th, 2021---All slots got filled

These Texas Hold ‘Em’s we work are a MAJOR source of funding for a whole variety of projects---programs---and activities the SPY’s support throughout the year and are critical to our financial success!

If you have never worked one of these events, but would like to help out, there is absolutely nothing to fear! All that is involved is the selling of chips the players use in the game. That is all there is to it.

The Hold ‘Em’s we work are held at the “Event Spot”, which is located across from the Lansing Mall, two doors down behind the Honey Baked Ham store on Saginaw Street.

If you would like to know more about what’s involved, please call either John Fisher (517-648-0969), or Jeff Gibbs, (his contact information is below).

Jeff Gibbs has stepped up to take over coordinating things because our old event chairman Wendel Peabody is still ailing. So, please give Jeff a call and volunteer your time to help out on this critical event! You can reach Jeff any of the following ways:

Text - (517) 930-6989

e-mail –

Phone – (517) 930-6989, or (517) 566-3355

Community Council’s Distribution Is On The Horizon

The Lakewood Community Council Christmas Basket distribution is coming up on Saturday, December 11th.

The Christmas Basket project helps nearly 200 families in the Lakewood area. Volunteers are needed to deliver the baskets to the designated families in the Sunfield area. Anyone that would like to help out, just show up at the Central Methodist Church in downtown Lake Odessa. It will take just a couple hours of your time, at the most. For Further information, please contact John Fisher at 517-648-0969. Thank you!

Please note that due to the Covid situation you will need to bring your mask.

WOW! Would You Look At This!

We have been approached by a couple of real fine folks from over in Portland---Bill & Roberta Lear. They have sold their home and are currently “downsizing” and have asked for our assistance in finding a new home for a couple of super Farrago Giant bicycles. These machines are a top international brand and are in EXCELLENT condition. They look brand new!

Here’s the deal---They would like them to go to some youths that may be looking at a bleak or “scaled back” Christmas this year. So, we’re asking you-all out there in “Newsletter Land” that if you know of anyone deserving of receiving one of these bikes for Christmas to please let us know.

All you have to do is send us an email to:

Please include a name; age; and contact information. We will then gather up all of the submitted names and hold a drawing to determine who gets a bike. The drawing will be held at the next SPY meeting that will be held on Tuesday, December 14th, at the Sunfield Library.

Please pass the word! This is a tremendous gesture on the part of the Lear’s. If anyone has any questions of needs and further information, please call John Fisher at 516-658-0969.

Parting Comments

• Deep Thought of the Week: Patience is not about how long you wait, it is about how well you behave while you are waiting.

• Notable Quote: “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.”---Eleanor Roosevelt

• That’s Puny Department: If you ever get locked out, talk to the lock calmly. After all, communication is the key.

· Did You Know Section: In 1861, Colonel Bernard Irwin distinguished himself while leading troops in a battle with Chiricahua Apache Indians at Apache Pass, Arizona. For those actions Irwin later became the first person awarded the new U.S. Medal of Honor. He received it on January 24, 1864.


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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